How to Become a Counsellor

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What do I need to study to become a Counsellor?

The online CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling course offered by Open Colleges in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd, provides you with the education and training to launch your career in counselling. View course information
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Want to gain the knowledge and skills to understand modern psychology? Keen to get one step closer to becoming a registered Psychologist? You can with the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) from JCU.  View course information
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Gain contemporary knowledge and skills to prepare you to harness the power of psychology in your work with UTS Online's Graduate Diploma in Psychology. This course is for professionals from various backgrounds and industries with no qualification in psychology. View course information
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If you are the type of person who loves helping others achieve their full potential and would love to start a rewarding career as a counsellor, then this CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling qualification from GROW Training Group could be an ideal course for you.   View course information
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Start a rewarding career as a counsellor, or get the knowledge to drive your counselling career forward with this CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling qualification from The Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP). View course information
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Definition of Counsellor

Counsellors provide a safe, confidential environment and offer support for people experiencing mental or emotional distress, helping them to identify, confront and work through their issues.

Their efforts may concentrate on a particular emotional problem, such as anxiety, depression or bereavement, or on a more situational dilemma like a crisis, conflict or major life decision.



A Counsellor may specialise in specific disciplines, such as anger management, marriage counselling, career advice or rehabilitation, and can also assist clients by advising them of other resources and programs that are available.



The responsibility of a Counsellor is not to direct their clients towards a specific choice or action but to empower them to better utilise their existing skills and resources in order to overcome life’s challenges.

Using conversational therapy and other techniques, a Counsellor enables people to examine various facets of their life, behaviours and relationships from a more objective position, allowing them to see things in a way they may not have considered before.

Career Outlook for Counsellor

The average age of people working as is with of them being male. of are employed full-time and they typically work around hours per week.

 

Unemployment is and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around . In 2015 there were working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be , with numbers around in 2020.