What is a Master in Counselling Psychology?

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Counselling Psychology teaches you how the human mind works, how emotions arise, and how past experiences affect our lives, relationships, or work. You get to explore how to help people improve and maintain their mental health and wellbeing.

During a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Counselling Psychology, you can expect to take classes on learning and memory, developmental psychology, social psychology, psychometric assessment, adult psychopathology, etc.

As a future counselling psychologist, you will help people of all ages overcome mental health problems, such as insecurities, self-imposed limitations, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, abuse, and trauma, among others.

Successful counselling psychologists are great communicators, analytical, patient, compassionate, and open-minded, especially when listening to people’s experiences.

After graduating with a Counselling Psychology degree, you can work in public hospitals and clinics, private health centres, corporate institutions, forensics, etc. You also have the option to start a private practice. Other related job titles include school or student counsellor, career coach, sports psychologist, health psychologist, addiction counsellor, research psychologist, etc.

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Check out our list of Master's degrees in Counselling Psychology. Keep in mind you can also study an online Masters in Counselling Psychology.

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