Programme Detail

Programme Detail
  • Language of this entry
    English (UK, International)
  • * Name of Programme / Training Resource
    Bachelor of Counselling
  • Type of Training
    Individual standalone programme
  • Reference Number
  • Description
    The Bachelor of Counselling is a 360 credit programme designed to equip students with a range of counselling skills, teach them to critically engage with a range of counselling theories; and develop their abiity to integrate these with a relational theological approach, in order to prepare them for professional practice. The BCouns is designed for students who want to integrate Christian faith with a range of sound, well-established counselling theories and practical skills, in order to enter into community, church-based or private practice. The degree has a common core of biblical, theological and philosophical studies which provides a foundation for a deep appreciation of the Scriptures and the outworking of the gospel in life and professional practice.
  • Keywords
    counselling, counseling, theory, practice, practical, therapy, relational, theology, integration, reflective practitioners, God, humanity, brokenness
  • Languages Programme Available in
  • Other Languages
  • Country and region where programme is available
  • Area of Ministry and Focus
  • Residential/Non Residential
    Non Residential
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • * Level
  • * Cost Range
    US$500 or more
  • * Actual Cost
    NZ$4,968 (domestic) or $NZ$15,600 (international) for one year's study plus supervision costs (see fees schedule for details)
  • Bursaries/scholarships available
  • Actual Length
    Three years full-time
  • Average hours of study per week
  • Methods of instruction
    For more information please see Laidlaw College's Prospectus and Academic Calendar which can be accessed on
  • Percentage of time spent in formal learning (e.g. lectures, structured reading, work-books, etc.)
  • Percentage of time spent on non-formal skill-based learning (e.g. learning on the job and supervised practice, etc.)
  • Percentage of time spent in informal unstructured learning (e.g. prayer times, teamwork).
  • Average number of students who take the programme per year (or, if this is a new programme, the number who can be accommodated)
  • Prerequisite Programmes
    For more information please see Laidlaw College's Prospectus and Academic Calendar which can be accessed on
  • Other Prerequisites
  • Qualifications gained
    Bachelor of Counselling
  • Qualifications this programme is part of
    School of Counselling
  • Programme Accredited by
  • Other Accrediting Bodies
    NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority)
  • * Organization Name
    Laidlaw College
  • Evangelical alliances and associations of which the organization is member
  • Other evangelical associations of which the organization is member
  • * Description and Purpose
    Laidlaw College is a tertiary institution committed to the provision of degree and diploma-level theological education throughout New Zealand. This is facilitated by two physical campuses, one in the North Island and one in the South Island, and by a virtual campus managed and operated by our Centre for distance learning.
  • Contact Details
    Send an e-mail
  • * Website
  • * Contact Person
    Tara Holdaway
  • * Address line 1
    Private Bag 93104
  • Address line 2
  • * City/State/Province/County
  • Post Code
  • * Country
    New Zealand
  • * Telephone
    0800 999 777
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