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Chris Cipollone
Author, Pastor, Speaker

Over two in five Australians aged 16-85 years (43.7% or 8.6 million people) had experienced a mental disorder at some time in their life

Who Is Speaking?

What People Say?

I have always had a passion to see people’s lives changed. By studying counselling with aifc, I am equipped with the tools to facilitate that change. Studying via Distance Education has made it more accessible and affordable.

Les Daly
(Diploma- Distance-based)
Aviation Fire Fighter

Many of the tutors I worked with during the time of my training had worked in the industry for many years; modelling to us strong counselling ethics and professional practice.

Vicky Robertson
(Graduate Diploma)
Family Counsellor

I chose to do the aifc course as a step toward regaining personal direction and purpose. After almost a year, I have grown so much both on a personal level and in my relationships.

Sam Wundke
(Advanced Diploma)
Professional Photographer

I’d definitely recommend aifc to any young person who is serious about their faith and wants to gain skills in helping people but is not sure what direction to take.

Kezia McGarvie
(Advanced Diploma)
Youth Camp Leader, Counsellor

Sally Goldsmith
Psychotherapist and head of training at AIFC

Sally is married with teenage children and works in aifc National Office in Canberra.  Working in counselling, business, management, human resources, and training over the last 15 years she has a passion for people and education. Holding qualifications in counselling, psychology, training, and business Sally has built up a successful private counselling practice and understands the complexities of starting and maintaining a thriving business. Her current role within aifc sees that students are being trained and equipped in the area of Christian counsellors while undertaking a journey of spiritual formation. Having a strong desire to see personal healing and the professional growth of Christian Counsellors, Sally is dedicated to educating and equipping people for their calling and purpose.

If so, you are one of many christians who are facing the challenges of being in relationship with someone who has mental health problems.

Dysfunctions of many kinds are caused by the ever increasing pressures life can bring whether they be financial, relational, work or ministry related. Allied health professionals are straining under the burden, so pressure is mounting on ordinary folk in families. Whether or not you want to become a qualified counsellor, receiving training to navigate the challenges of mental health can help you to become a positive influence in your personal relationships and communities.

An aifc survey of Church leaders showed that mental and emotional health was a top priority for church leaders and also one they identified as being least equipped to help address

Are you confronted with relationship challenges in your marriage, family, work,  church and in the community around you?
Can these challenges be attributed to mental and emotional health issues such as anxiety, depression, isolation and relationship issues ?
Are you interested in growing yourself and obtaining the skills and the confidence to effectively respond to the mental health issues around you?

Ask yourself...?

Chris Cipollone is a author, pastor and speaker. He is passionate about connecting the everyday experiences of life with a deep understanding of God’s love for us in Christ. Through his own experiences of living with mental illness, Chris considers it a privilege to share how God can often use the most challenging times to do his greatest work in our hearts. Chris has authored the book "DOWN NOT OUT".

Australian Institute of Family Counselling

RTO Number 88037

Nicholas Marks
CEO of Australian Institute of Family Counselling

Nicholas has been married to Michelle for 24 years and is a father of two young adults. Starting off his working life in a surfboard factory sweeping the floors taught him the value of hard work and not taking yourself too seriously. Nicholas has worked in public health, business and Federal Government, consulting and a number of start-up organisations. Nicholas is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an accredited Coach, Trainer and public speaker. Nicholas is currently studying a Masters of Global Leadership at Fuller Seminary and is the host of the Counsel Culture Podcast (www.counselculture.org.au). Knowing God’s Grace and restoration first hand, Nicholas is passionate about people knowing Jesus Christ, seeing lives transformed, lifelong learning, creating healthy organisations, and helping people walk in their calling.

Seek to understand the current context and how we can navigate the times we live in with regards to mental and emotional health



How do we respond to crisis situations to help others and prioritise our own well being and self care


How to grow yourself, support your friends and communities in the long-term so you can see genuine and lasting change.

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How to grow your capacity to effectively respond to mental and emotional health issues in your marriage, family, work, church and community

See a personal transformation so you can be a positive force in helping others who are going through a crisis or those who are being affected by emotional and mental health issues

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