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Other Counsellors and Life Coaches includes jobs like Gambling Counsellor, Grief Counsellor, Life Coach, Sexual Assault Counsellor, and Trauma Counsellor. Occupations in this group may work in call centres.


  • conducts counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups
  • assists people in the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour to develop more effective interpersonal and marital relationships
  • presents alternative approaches and discusses potential for attitude and behavioural change
  • consults with clients to develop rehabilitation plans taking account of vocational and social needs
  • contributes information, understanding and advice on the learning and behaviour of students, especially those with special needs, and assists parents and teachers in dealing with these needs
  • may work in a call centre.


  • stressful.

To become an Other Counsellor and Life Coach

  • You usually need a formal qualification in counselling, psychology, social work or another related field to work as an Other Counsellor or Life Coach. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

    Find a Bachelor of Counselling

    Find a Bachelor of Psychology

Skills employers are looking for

  • Working With Patient And/Or Condition: Mental Health

  • Communication Skills

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Psychology

  • Case Management

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

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