Your Career in Counselling [Infographic]

by Yvette McKenzie
Posted: August 05, 2015

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If you have a passion for helping others overcome challenges, then a career in Counselling might be an option for you.

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or looking to further your skills, there’s plenty of room to develop yourself and break into the counselling industry.

This career path suits a person who is willing and able to listen and provide a supportive, non-judgemental environment for someone who is going through a challenging time in their life.

Counsellors must often deal with the deeply personal problems of their clients, therefore to really succeed and enjoy your work, you must be highly empathetic with excellent interpersonal skills.

If you are someone who is comfortable around people but also makes others feel comfortable in your presence, then being a Counsellor might come naturally to you.

Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect when you choose a career in Counselling.

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Yvette McKenzie


Is the content strategist at Open Colleges. She has over a decade of professional experience at some of Australia’s largest media corporations, including Southern Cross Austereo and the Macquarie Media Network. With a degree in Communications (majoring in Journalism), she covers stories on education, new knowledge technologies and independent learning.

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