Meet our Health courses Australia ‘Graduate of the month’ for February, Joseph Gibbs.

Joseph was at one time working in a steel factory and many of his friends would come to him regarding some personal issues they were going through.

“They would say I was very comforting to talk to. I have also gone through and overcome some of my own personal trauma, so these 2 reasons together have made me want to understand and work in men’s mental health. It was time to get qualified!” Joseph says.

With an aim to work in Men’s mental health, an area which is frequently looked past but is an area where counsellors are highly needed, Joseph has enrolled in the Nationally recognised Diploma of Counselling with Health courses Australia.

Joseph wanted to get a good understanding of men’s mental health and wanted to make sure he had sound structure for it so he can work in the area.

Joseph shares his learning experience.

“I had 2 trainers over the duration of my course, Ann and Penny, both were fantastic and very knowledgeable. They were accommodating and very approachable. They made the practical assessments a great experience and they ran smoothly. I found Health Course Australia related to their students as students, not as a number. The interaction with the tutors made me feel they would do anything in their power to help my goals become achievable, as they acted as though they were their goals as well.” Joseph said.

Joseph aspires to use his qualification as a launching pad, and even if it means starting out in the industry. “I would like to move into men’s mental health, but also relationship and youth counselling” he says.

We asked him if he would recommend others studying with us and he says “A big thank you to the whole team at Health Courses Australia. It’s been a pleasure to study with you and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending you to others wanting to study the Diploma of counselling either as a career move or to use it as part of their current work.”

We are proud of Joseph and his commendable achievement and wish him all the very best in achieving his dreams and aspirations.

If you are interested in checking out the Nationally recognised Diploma of Counselling, you can see the course outline online or feel free to call us on 07 5689 1500 and have a chat with our experienced course advisor who can provide guidance on the best course for you.