Counsellor sample resume

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Felicity Taylor

148 Cloud St
Sunnybrook NSW 2007
 0400 333 888
(02) 9000 1111
[email protected]


Caring, mature and responsible counsellor with six years of experience as a professional counsellor. Extensive counselling experience encompasses a range of issues including depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship and grief counselling, drugs and alcohol, sexual health, women’s health, trauma and suicide prevention. My particular area of interest lies in mental health as it relates to physical and social wellbeing.


Australian College of Applied Psychology
Graduate Diploma of Counselling
Graduated: 2006


Jansen Newman Institute
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)
Graduated: 2005


Work Experience

January 2010 – Present: Private Counsellor
Self employed
Sunnybrook, NSW


  • Provide counselling services to private clients on issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, addictions and women’s health


  • Demonstrated empathy and professionalism at all times
  • Built up a loyal client base and enjoy excellent relationships with all clients
  • Developed a particular interest in and knowledge of health issues and how they impact on the psychosocial state of clients
February 2006 – December 2008: Counsellor
Meadowvale Community Services
Meadowvale, NSW


  • Worked in a multidisciplinary team to provide counselling and social services to those in need, including those with health issues, drug and alcohol and other addictions, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression and family issues
  • Assessed psychosocial needs of clients in accordance with professional practice standards and Code of Ethics
  • Advocated for clients and coordinated services with other departments


  • Provided the highest quality of care at all times and helped many clients with both acute and chronic issues
  • Optimised psychosocial outcomes for clients and their carers
  • Worked successfully with clients of different nationalities and backgrounds
February 2004 – December 2005: Volunteer
Sydney, NSW


  • Provided telephone crisis support services to those in crisis
  • Provided after-hours and weekend support


  • Gained invaluable training and experience in crisis support and counselling


Software Proficiency Experience
Microsoft Office Intermediate 12 years



My interests include music, languages and flamenco dancing.


Helen Sawyer - Staff Manager
Meadowvale Community Services
Phone:(02) 9111 0000
Email:[email protected]
David McIntyre - Training Manager
Phone:(02) 9333 0000
Email:[email protected]
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