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Gain a qualification in Counselling.

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Gain necessary skills and techniques to support people

Our online counselling courses give you the opportunity to learn skills and techniques to support people through their issues and problems. Your increased understanding of human behaviour will help with your personal and professional relationships and interactions.

Many of our counselling courses are accredited by the International Recognition and Accreditation Council.

The Career Academy Diploma in Psychology & Counselling


Learn the theory behind the skills and techniques used to successfully help people work through their problems and issues with counselling.

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Certificate in Psychology & Counselling

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Further your career by mastering the skills to manage and motivate people. You'll learn communication and conflict resolution skills and gain insight into the origins of human behaviour.

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Certificate in Counselling

Gain the necessary skills to facilitate the resolution of issues, whilst respecting a person's values, personal resources, culture and capacity for choice.

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Mental Health & Addiction Support


What do we actually mean by good mental health? This course helps you to understand the signs, symptoms and possible treatments of adult mental health problems. It also covers prevalent issues of drug and alcohol addictions and available treatments and recovery support.

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Child & Youth Counselling

If you are passionate about working with children and young people, this online course is perfect for you. You will develop core counselling and general psychology skills, as well as learn the theories of childhood development.

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About the course tutor

Maya Light

Course Tutor

Maya LightMaya is a provisionally registered clinical psychologist with a genuine passion for her subject. She has a lifelong thirst for knowledge, particularly when it comes to understanding how we perceive the world around us. Since achieving her psychology degree in 2007, she has tutored a number of courses for psychology students, and run workshops and support groups for people with eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety and depression.

Maya continues to enhance her own skills by reading and doing workshops that cover new psychological treatments. She is practising Emotion Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help her clients to deal with childhood and adulthood traumas, persistent difficulties, and serious mental health problems.

When she's not working, Maya will mostly likely have her head in an encyclopaedia or be studying the psychological aftermaths of major historic events. She loves to travel, Europe being her favourite destination.

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TCA Psychology Counselling Online Courses


The Career Academy is an Approved Training Organisation, certified by the New Zealand Bookkeepers Association, Xero, MYOB, Reckon, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, International Live Events Association, Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand and the Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand. The International Association for Counselling has approved us as an Education Institute Member and the Institute of Hospitality has endorsed our Hospitality & Tourism courses. We are also an Approved Training Employer, certified by Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and have been approved as a CPA Australia Recognised Employer Partner. Many of our courses are Internationally accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards, which guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from an ethically run training organisation. The Career Academy is Internationally Recognised by the International Accreditation & Recognition Council and is a Registered Service Provider with NZTE Regional Business Partners Network. We are also an ICB Accredited Training Provider.