What Do Counsellors Do?
If you enjoy helping and supporting people in emotional need, then get ready for a rewarding career in Counselling.
What is Counselling
Counsellors are trained professionals who help individuals, groups or families explore and resolve issues or difficulties that impact their lives. These difficulties can range from bereavement and grief, depression and anxiety, to addictive behaviours, anger management or interpersonal issues.
Counselling is a process involving both client and counsellor setting aside time to explore these issues. Counsellors aim to help the client work through their issues through a range of techniques.
While it can be rewarding, a career in counselling can also have its challenges. It can be draining listening to people’s problems, and helping them find solutions. You will need a strong character to be able to help people, without their issues becoming yours.
“With such a wide range of different issues facing people, you may elect to specialise in a particular area within the counselling field”
What Qualifications do I Need?
Where will it take me?
Formal qualifications in counselling will give you the skills to positively impact the lives of many people. Due to our fast-paced society, demand for professional counsellors to help people overcome personal and professional challenges is increasing.
Your counselling career could see you working with individuals, groups, couples or families. With such a wide range of different issues facing people, you may elect to specialise in a particular area within the counselling field. Typical career outcomes include:
- Careers Counsellor
- Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
- Family and Marriage Counsellor
- Rehabilitation Counsellor
- Student Counsellor
- Telephone Counsellor
If you’re ready to help people live better lives, and you think you’ve got what it takes to work in this challenging yet rewarding industry, then what are you waiting for?