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Come Study Arts Therapy or Counselling and Psychotherapy at Ikon Institute.
You’ll find your people here.
Secure your place for the February 2024 intake here:

For over 30 years Ikon has been a centre of excellence in private higher education. We offer education with purpose, specialised programs in Arts Therapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy, all with a single goal – to empower our students to make a significant, positive difference in people’s lives.

Our courses:

  • Bachelor of Art Therapy
  • Bachelor of Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Art Therapy
  • Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

At Ikon, we genuinely care about your personal and academic growth. We’ve created an environment that encourages curiosity and champions individual development through impactful learning experiences. We are proud of the community of skilled professionals we help build – individuals ready and equipped to contribute significantly to their fields. Especially for our bachelor’s degree and select diploma students, our immersive work placement program is a critical part of this journey.

We’re here to support you with quality education, practical industry skills, and a nurturing community that champions your journey towards personal and professional success. Welcome to your Ikon journey.

Why you might want to study with us at Ikon Institute:

“What is Transformational Learning, and does it have an impact on your healing journey?

“Transformational learning is a profound and meaningful form of acquiring knowledge that surpasses mere surface-level strategies. It entails shifting from passive acceptance of information towards a reflective, conscious learning process, resulting in a fundamental shift in one’s worldview. It involves becoming critically aware of concealed assumptions and assessing their significance in our comprehension.

“The Ikon Institute of Australia has been dedicated to teaching Transformational Learning for four decades. Choosing to study Counselling and Psychotherapy or Arts Therapy with us at Ikon can have a profound impact on your life and enable you to make a positive difference in the lives of many others whom you can help heal.”

– Dr Judith Ayre
Head of School, Counselling at Ikon Institute of Australia

Why students loved studying at Ikon Institute:

“I love how the lecturers often evoke a sense of wonder and passion within me… Ikon has provided various frameworks for interpreting reality. It has provided me opportunities to develop my relational skills further. My ability to organise my mind and regulate my nervous system allows me to remain calmer in a variety of contexts, which improves my ability to relate and make more effective decisions.”
– Ryan, Counselling and Psychotherapy

“I chose to study with Ikon as the enriching, vibrant and inspiring curriculum and content was so exciting and taught in such a practical and immersive way that I couldn’t wait to dive in. Ikon also demonstrated high levels of student employment post study which also impacted on my decision to choose to study with them. Thank you. I am forever grateful to Ikon…”
– Sarah, Arts Therapy

“Studying at Ikon has been an incredible learning experience supporting both my professional and personal development. When I reflect on who I was and how I thought about the world when I began the course I feel immensely thankful to see who I’ve now become…”
– Isabelle, Counselling and Psychotherapy

“If you take the course, you will read real philosophical, scientific, therapeutic, and literary texts, and the degree of knowledge you will be exposed to through the readings and coursework is practically limitless. In as much as there is no way to assimilate it all, so the expectation is, again, radically different…”
– Julian, Counselling and Psychotherapy

“Ikon’s highly qualified academics deliver an exceptional curriculum integrating both theory and practice to emerging counselling psychotherapists, I would like to thank Ikon’s dedicated staff both in Melbourne as well as the Head Office who were extremely supportive throughout my degree…”
– Candyce, Counselling and Psychotherapy

“The Arts Therapy lecturers I encountered at Ikon embodied empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard. They provided learning based on their academic and practice experience. They all brought fascinating lived experiences that deepened my learning experience…”
– Susie, Arts Therapy

Ikon Institute of Australia
Prospective domestic students:
Phone: 1300 613 801 (Ext 1)

Sydney Campus
Level 1, 65 York St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Melbourne Campus
Level 4 and 6, 601 Bourke Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

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