People have issues that they need to learn to overcome in their everyday lives, and counsellors provide a valuable assistance to those in emotional need. When stress occurs due to relationship issues, career problems, personal set backs or unexpected health complaints, people often elect to speak to a counsellor to give them direction, support and guidance.
By studying an accredited counselling qualification, you can help your clients to overcome these issues, or provide support to others in your current working role by learning how to effectively communicate with people who are under stress or dealing with personal issues.
Open Colleges’ practical and unique courses let you study online at your own pace, but still provide the best in student and tutor support, so you always feel connected and supported in your study.
Counselling skills can be useful in many types of positions where it’s necessary to deal with others in a professional, caring way.
For those with strong conflict resolution and interpersonal skills, a career in Mediation can be fulfilling, allowing you to use your learned techniques to improve the dialogue between disputants, with an aim towards helping the parties reach agreement.