Counsellors work with people to help them to identify and define their emotional issues through various therapies and affect positive change.
Work is in offices and counselling rooms or at schools; travel to hospitals, prisons or client homes can be expected.
Suitable for compassionate people with strong communication skills. An interest in psychology and the wellbeing of others is important.
A formal qualification in counselling, psychology, social work or a related field is required.
Registration with the state or territory teaching board is required to work in schools.
Membership with the Australian Counselling Association may also be useful.
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Mental Health Management