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A career path for individuals who love listening to people’s stories and problems, and helping them change their lives.

What Counsellors Do

Counselling professionals are concerned with helping people explore their unique experience of the world, in order to overcome life problems.

Counselling is a helping approach that highlights how a client is feeling and what they think about the problem they have sought help for. A counsellor works to explore the emotional and intellectual experience of a client, using client-centered therapy to enable the client to explore many aspects of their life and feelings. This process helps individuals overcome problems in their lives.

Counsellors typically work in hospitals, community services, government departments such as substance abuse rehabilitation centres, child and adolescent mental health services, local councils, NGOs, private-practice, universities and schools, and research and corporate institutions.

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Counselling provides you with the following valuable skills

Psychological Techniques and Therapies 95%
Research and Evaluation 75%
Collaboration with other Healthcare Professionals 90%
Active Listening 100%
Conforming to Strict Ethical Guidelines 95%
Use of Psychological Tools 85%
Oral and Written Communication and Reports 95%
Record Keeping and Organisation 100%

How to become a Registered Counsellor

Counsellors come from a variety of educational backgrounds and bring their insights and life experience to the profession.

Qualifications aren’t essential to become a counsellor, but will be looked upon favourably by many employers.

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