COUN­SEL­LOR

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Key roles

Coun­sel­lors help their clients work through is­sues as­so­ci­ated with em­ploy­ment and ca­reers, emo­tional and so­cial prob­lems as well as help­ing them deal with ad­dic­tion. They can op­er­ate within an in­sti­tu­tion – such as a school, univer­sity or hospi­tal – or in a pri­vate set­ting work­ing di­rectly with clients. Coun­sel­lors will more of­ten than not have a solid work­ing knowl­edge of ther­a­pies, such as cog­ni­tive be­hav­iour ther­apy, in­ter­per­sonal ther­apy and other talk­ing ther­a­pies. As well as deal­ing di­rectly with clients, they can have contact with cou­ples and fam­i­lies and deal with their clients’ wider so­cial net­work in or­der to help them.

Qual­i­fi­ca­tions

Grad­u­ate Diploma in Coun­selling – The Univer­sity of Ade­laide

Bach­e­lor of Coun­selling – Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Pro­fes­sional Coun­sel­lors Sydney

Diploma for Coun­selling – The In­sti­tute of Coun­selling and Community Stud­ies Mel­bourne

Diploma of Coun­selling – TAFE Queens­land

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