Counsellor sample cover letter

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This free sample cover letter for a counsellor has an accompanying counsellor sample resume and counsellor sample job advertisement to help you put together a winning job application.

Felicity Taylor
148 Cloud St
Sunnybrook NSW 2007
0400 333 888
(02) 9000 1111


Diane Ferguson
Practice Manager
Holistic Health Medical Centre
Paddington NSW 2021

Dear Ms Ferguson

Re: Counsellor position, Ref: 30098

I am writing to apply for the position of Counsellor, as advertised recently on

I am an experienced counsellor, with six years of experience in providing professional counselling services. I am currently in private practice and my areas of expertise lie in treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, women’s issues and health-related psychosocial issues. I previously worked as a counsellor with Meadowvale Community Services, treating clients for a range of complex psychosocial issues.

I also did volunteer work for almost two years with Lifeline, providing telephone crisis support counselling services. This was a life-changing experience and gave me invaluable training and experience, particularly in crisis counselling and management.

I simply love working as a counsellor and am extremely excited at the prospect of getting back into full-time work in a busy practice. I took one year off to have a baby in 2009 and private practice has served me well since then, but I very much miss the team environment and I know that is an aspect of your practice that I would really enjoy. I would love the opportunity to make a contribution, delivering the highest standard of counselling services to your clients while continuing to learn and grow.

I have completed a Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling), and am a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. I therefore possess all of the training and qualifications necessary for the role of counsellor with your practice.

My resume is attached and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.

Kind Regards

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Felicity Taylor

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