Health Sciences

Kelda Robinson, Master in Clinical Counselling, School counsellor, ACU lecturer

During my work with clients I get the opportunity to watch them grow, achieve and sometimes overcome huge obstacles. How could you not love a job like that?”

I chose ACU because it offered the most comprehensive course, satisfied requirements of the Australian Counselling Association, and ran classes at a convenient time ­– allowing me to complete my studies around work and family commitments.

This degree allowed me to expand my career opportunities, and has opened the door to enter private practice. I was able to branch out into school counselling, and qualify for membership to numerous professional counselling associations.

As a school counsellor I work with children who have challenging behaviours, anxiety, family issues, autism, mental health issues, grief and loss, peer conflict and social issues. I also consult and provide advice to teachers and parents.

Another huge benefit of this degree was that it allowed me to obtain tutoring and lecturing work in counselling at ACU – a job that I thoroughly enjoy. My career also gives me the flexibility to be there for my children – the other great passion in my life.

During my work with clients I get the opportunity to watch them grow, achieve and sometimes overcome huge obstacles. How could you not love a job like that?