Counselling is empathy informed by science. It is the ability to connect deeply with vulnerable people and form trusting relationships based upon professional integrity. Studying Counselling at Tabor Adelaide uniquely equips students to balance caring passionately about the well-being of others with critical thinking, deductive reasoning and in depth theoretical and practical knowledge.
The Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling) offers a core Social Science platform, which underpins specialist professional counselling. Scaffolding for the development of course outcomes includes awareness of frameworks that recognise and critique disadvantage as well as other barriers embedded in social, economic and political systems. This broader approach increases both professional expertise and vocational options for the counsellor within human services. The course intentionally seeks to promote genuine transformational learning and incorporates additional sociological, cultural and case management content in addition to counselling skills subjects.
Postgraduate qualifications in Counselling include Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Counselling pathways. The major focus of these courses is on the development of counselling skills at an in depth professional level and include rigorous practical experience founded upon a strong theoretical framework. Postgraduate Counselling at Tabor Adelaide is characterised by a strong supportive ethos with a diverse approach to counselling practice, and a qualitative emphasis in research.
The world class tertiary counselling knowledge I have gained at Tabor has been transformational and has equipped me with skills, knowledge and confidence to gain professional employment, start my own private counselling practice and to establish clear direction for ongoing professional development as a lifelong learner.
Liz Worley, Cora Barclay Centre, North Adelaide.
The uniqueness of our courses is evident in the following: