Some people feel called to serve God through the specific helping profession of Counselling. Located on the Morling campus near Macquarie Park University, the Counselling department offers Morling College students an opportunity to learn the skills and application of counselling from faculty who are all currently practicing educators and clinicians in providing therapy to the general community.

Those training in counselling can enter training at various levels. The suite of courses range from Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters level training. The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma has proved to popular with people wanting to add on a counselling component to their other ministry areas, whilst the Masters level training is designed for those who wish to choose Counselling as a specific career. All the courses are designed to offer the best of therapeutic intervention whilst remaining faithful to a Christian world view.

Morling students and prospective students are encouraged to contact Mr Neil Harris (Course advisor) for this department to learn more about how to become a counsellor.

  • Liz Crocombe

    Counselling Administrator Liz Crocombe joined Morling as the Counselling Faculty administrator in October 2013. Previously to joining Morling Liz has worked for IBM Australia, served in various administrative, leadership, and ministry capacities at Grace Community Baptist Church in Wamberal, and raised a large family. In 2013 Liz commenced a Bachelor of Ministry part-time, and eventually […]

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  • Paula Davis

    Paula is a clinical counsellor, supervisor, marriage educator and trauma counsellor/educator.  Working in higher education over many years as senior lecturer in counselling, she has an extensive background of developing and delivering distinct programs for psychologically traumatised individuals and communities in ethnically diverse populations throughout the world and is a regular guest lecturer at Uganda […]

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  • Mr Neil Harris

    Associate Dean of Counselling/Course Advisor MEd (Adult), MCouns, GradDipCouns, BCouns, Dip Rel Couns Neil is the Associate Dean of Counselling Course Advisor and joined Morling in 2007. He lectures in the areas of Relationship Counselling, Ethics, Therapeutic Methodologies, and assists students with program issues. Neil also works with students during their Supervised Counselling Practicum for […]

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  • Dr Terry Kohler

    Dean of Counselling D.Clin.Psychol., MA (Clin. Psych.), BA (Hons) Psychology. BA (Social Sciences), CPsychol., CSci. Terry is the Dean of Counselling and a lecturer in the areas of Mental Health, Ethics, Research, and Group Therapy. He also works with students during their Supervised Counselling Practicum for the interpersonal process and clinical observation components. Additionally, Terry […]

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  • Kim Kownacki

    Kim is a clinical counsellor and supervisor and holds a Master’s degree in counselling. Her practice provides both clinical and pastoral supervision, counselling and training for a varied range of clients from her work with Salvos Counselling and her own private practice. She facilitates both individual and group supervision for students undertaking the supervised counselling practicum at Morling […]

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  • Mrs Helen Miller

    Lecturer MCouns (Hons), BCouns, DipOT, AMusA, ThC, PACFA reg, PHD Candidate Helen commenced at Morling as a Lecturer in 2012, and has previously been a casual lecturer and served on the Morling Academic Board as an external counselling representative. Helen teaches in the areas of Human Lifespan, Counselling & Theology and Individual Counselling. Helen has […]

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  • Rev. Keith Mitchell

    Lecturer in Pastoral and Practical Studies MEd (Adult), BMin, DipTh, AdvDip Christn Min, Bbus, PhD Candidate Keith Mitchell is Lecturer in Pastoral and Practical Studies. He is also involved in the accreditation process of pastors into Baptist ministry. Prior to coming to Morling College, Keith was pastoral team leader of various NSW Baptist churches in […]

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  • Mrs Margaret Welch

    Lecturer MCouns, BCouns, Dip Rel Couns, Adv Cert Supervision, PACFA Reg. Clinical Margaret has taught in the Counselling Faculty at Morling College for 7 years. Margaret lectures in Therapeutic Communication Skills and Counselling Theory and Practice, both of which are foundational skills development units, and Child & Adolescent Counselling. She has a Master’s Degree in […]

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