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Counselling Careers

Are you thinking of becoming a counsellor? 

Can I become a counsellor?

Consider, are you good at listening and do you have a passion for the welfare of others? If so, then yes, you can consider becoming a counsellor. Counsellors come from a wide range of backgrounds. They may have worked in health and social care professions, teaching, nursing, psychology, but also in totally unrelated fields, such as manufacturing and retail and would like a career change.

What do counsellors do?

Counsellors help people to overcome problems so that they can lead healthier happier lives. They do this by developing a trusting relationship with their clients through listening non-judgementally to their stories. Counsellors enable their clients to explore their issues and come up with their own solutions.

Some things counsellors deal with include relationship problems, stress, life crises, drug and alcohol problems, anger and emotional difficulties, trauma, and mild forms of anxiety and depression.

How do people become counsellors?

People go into counselling in a number of ways.

  • They may take a counselling course.
  • They may start voluntary work/paid work that includes training in counselling.

Depending on the area of counselling in which you work and the type of counselling you are doing, you may require qualifications.

How do I get started with ACS Distance Education?

We have a range of study options. If you are unsure, you could always start off with a single 100 hour module. If that goes well you can upgrade to a certificate or higher qualification later.

If you would like more information on our counselling courses, our counselling tutors are more than happy to help and advise you with which course would be most suitable for you.

Our courses are all studied by distance learning and can be started at any time.

Please phone us with any questions on (UK) 01384 442752 (International) +44 (0) 1384 442752, or use our FREE COURSE COUNSELLING SERVICE to connect with our specialist tutors.

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