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Counselling deals with helping people overcome emotional and professional challenges in their lives, from career planning, relationship problems, stress, and health issues. Some forms of counselling may also help clients cope with serious mental health issues like chronic anxiety and depression, physical illness and trauma. Counsellors help people to evaluate themselves, accept responsibility for their actions, and make good choices for their future. The relationship between counsellor and client is built on trust and understanding.

Counselling is a broad field including various forms of emotional as well as professional support including: academic advising, art therapy, coaching, psychotherapy, career counselling, psychiatry, school counselling, social work, and others.

Counselling students acquire knowledge about human behaviour, advanced interpersonal skills, learn ethical and professional boundaries and, depending on the career path chosen, may gain therapeutic capacities. Counsellors need a high understanding of themselves, strong empathy, a desire to help people, and ability to contain relationship-based processes taking place between themselves and their clients or patients.

Counsellors facilitate the optimal development of individuals, groups, and organizations, taking into account cultural diversity, personal history, age, educational background and other factors.

Counselling graduates can find work in a variety of settings, including education, human resources, community mental health, private practice, social care services, substance abuse treatment, sexual assault, and corrections.

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Suggested Masters in Counselling

M.Sc. Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Walden University’s CACREP-accredited MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program can provide you with the knowledge and skills to diagnose mental and emotional disorders and help resolve marriage and family conflicts related to divorce, mediation, child-rearing, school issues, and family violence.

United States
M.Sc. Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Forensic Counseling

Prepare for a career as a professional counselor with Walden University’s CACREP-accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Examine a range of topics related to the counseling field, including assessment, legal and ethical concerns, and intervention and prepare to help individuals and groups with family, mental health, career, and educational issues.

United States
M.Sc. Addiction Psychology and Counselling

The MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling from London South Bank University is a well-established route to a professional career in counselling in the addictions field. Accredited by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) it meets the training needs for you to become accredited as an addiction counsellor.

United Kingdom