Excelsia College > Study > Counselling webinar


26 OCTOBER 2023

If you’re considering a career in counselling but not sure where you want to study, why not come along to Excelsia College’s Online Webinar for Counselling? Head of Counselling, Dr Dion Khlentzos, will explore theories on counselling, latest insights into the industry and counselling approaches on Thursday 26 October starting at 6pm. You’ll find out about the Master of Counselling and Graduate Diploma of Counselling at Excelsia College, as well as the alternate pathways if you don’t meet the required entry.


You will enjoy course overviews, a virtual campus tour, live Q&A’s and a session with our counselling faculty. Whether you are wanting to learn counselling skills or become a fully qualified counsellor, why not come to the online webinar? Take the first step on your journey and have all your questions answered from the comfort of your home.

date: Thursday 
26 October 2023
time: 6:00 pm
Duration: 45 minutes
event type: online
cost: free


Meet the faculty
Course overview
Alumni testimonial
Live Q&A
Dr Dion Khlentzos | Counselling | Head of Counselling | Excelsia College

Keynote Speaker: Dr Dion Khlentzos

Head School of Counselling

Dr Dion Khlentzos has been a lecturer, researcher and manager within tertiary institutions for over 13 years. He has also worked as a psychologist and counsellor, both within organisations and in private practice. He is a member of the Christian Counsellors Association of Australia. Dion has had previous roles as Program Manager and Program Director with the Jansen Newman Institute, where he managed staff and the counselling programs, and as the Counsellor Trainer with the Salvation Army’s crisis telephone counselling service.

Hear from PACFA's CEO and Head of Practice at the webinar!

Johanna de Wever | PACFA | Excelsia College Counselling Webinar
Johanna de Wever

Johanna de Wever has worked in advocacy, communications and membership for not-for-profit organisations for 20 years. In previous roles she has advocated successfully for policy, practice and legislative change in key areas of alcohol, dental, medicines and mental healthcare policy at organisations including the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Alcohol & Drug Foundation.

Sophie Keramidopoulos PACFA
Sophie Keramidopoulos
PACFA Head of Practice

Sophie has a rich background in Science and Counselling. Prior to joining PACFA, Sophie worked for not-for-profit organisations as a counsellor for over 10 years, also managing the National Counselling Service for a sexual and reproductive health provider. 

Why study Counselling at Excelsia?

Combine clinical skills and modern theory

Christian counselling with practical exposure

Apply psychology in placements

Flexibility to choose career-aligned electives

Inclusive, supportive environment

What make our counselling courses stand out?

What do our students say?

 ‘The Master of Counselling offered by Excelsia covered a wide range of therapeutic modalities that aligned with the kind of therapy style I wanted to pursue. I felt a degree like this one would be a great starting point for me.’

Anthea Agoratsios – A winning combination of drama and counselling
Anthea Agoratsios
Master of Counselling graduate

‘Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to work as a counsellor and make the world a better place. I chose Excelsia College because I wanted to learn counselling not only from a clinical worldview but also a Christian worldview.’


Vonnie Ho | MAster of Counselling | Excelsia College
Vonnie Ho
Master of Counselling graduate

‘What I’ve learnt in counselling is a sense of self-acceptance and self forgiveness and that’s really key to help clients progress. Whether it’s grief, trauma or addiction or other external issues, I’ve learnt to meet people where they are. I think that’s been the key thing in this course that I’ve found the lecturers live out as well as teach.’

Yannick | Excelsia College
Yannick Lawry
Master of Counselling student

‘I have learned a tremendous amount of interesting things about myself, people and the world. I have made new friendships that I hope will last a lifetime. I have felt included and embraced just the way I am. The best things about the program are its diversity and small classes, which allow for a personal touch and a better perspective and interactive way of learning.’

Anastasia | Master of Counselling Student | Excelsia College
Master of Counselling graduate