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The places you can go with a counselling qualification

Counselling is without doubt a fascinating and fulfilling subject to study. It offers an in-depth exploration into the true power of human connection to change people’s lives for the better.

It’s also an area that offers excellent career opportunities for its graduates, with qualified counsellors in hot demand across a range of sectors.

What do counsellors do?

Broadly speaking, counsellors work with individuals, couples, families or groups and use their skills and knowledge to guide them towards happier personal and professional lives. They build relationships of trust, confidence and empathy in order to do their best work.

What settings do counsellors work in?

Counsellors work across a range of sectors, and demand for qualified counsellors is strong and growing. Some of the areas our counselling graduates can look to work in include:

Health care (public or private practice)
  • Mental health
  • Addiction
  • Rehabilitation
  • Grief, loss and trauma
  • Intake assessment
Children, families and relationships
  • Child and adolescent counsellor
  • Family violence
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Relationship counsellor
Education and Business
  • School counsellor
  • Behaviour support
  • Company counsellor/therapist
  • Community work
  • Disability work
  • Family support work

How can ACAP help prepare me for a career in counselling?

When you study counselling with us, you’ll develop the professional knowledge and skills you need for a successful career in counselling. We have a range of courses to suit your study level and needs.

What qualifications do I need to be a counsellor?

Our Diploma of Counselling Skills will allow you explore community, disability or family support work, while our applied counselling degrees will see you graduate ready to enter the workplace as a qualified counsellor. With our postgraduate Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy, you’ll qualify as a psychotherapist.

Who can I talk to for some more info or next steps?

If you’d like a chat about studying counselling with us, our friendly course advisers are on hand to talk through options. Give them a call on 1800 039 139 or head here to send them a message.

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