Counsellors provide a valuable assistance to those in emotional need when people have issues that they need to learn to overcome in their everyday lives. Stress sometimes occurs due to relationship issues, career problems, personal set backs or unexpected health complaints. Sometimes people 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.
The Australian government’s Job Outlook website states that there were just over 17 000 people employed in this profession in 2012. By 2017 they prospect that there will be a growth to 20 500 jobs.
Counselling skills can be useful in many types of positions where it’s necessary to deal with others in a professional, caring way. This course includes a structured work placement.
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.
This specialised Open Colleges course provides training in the principles and concepts that underpin life coaching, a practice which focuses on equipping yourself and others with the tools and skills required for personal and professional growth.