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Jobholders in this unit group provide counselling services to clients with a wide variety of problems by means of assisting them to reach their own resolutions to the difficulties they face. Counsellors may specialise in a particular area or client group or address a wide range of issues.


Median Salary

New workers start around £23,247. Normal pay is £30,400 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £41,799.

Daily Tasks

  • Keeps accurate and confidential records.
  • Refers to other appropriate sources of help.
  • Presents different perspectives to the problem areas identified.
  • Encourages clients to discuss their feelings in relation to their problems, aiming to ensure that an understanding of the issues is achieved.
  • Meets clients face-to-face, working either one-to-one or with couples or families, or by telephone or internet.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Related Courses

CertHE Counselling Skills and Therapeutic Communication

This brand new Counselling course is the first step on your higher education journey to become a counsellor.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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