Is counselling a right career to choose?

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Is counselling a right career to choose?

Who is a counsellor?

In this profession, individual get training to give guidance on a personal or psychological problem.


    • Excellent in communication skills
    • Empathy
  • Boundary settings
  • Critical thinking 
  • Business management

Types of counselling

  • Mental health counselling.
  • Substance abuse counselling.
  • Marriage and family counselling.
  • Guidance and career counselling.
  • Rehabilitation counselling.
  • Educational Counselling.

Job role of a counsellor

  • A professional counsellor is a person who is able to use a different range of counselling approaches with their clients.
  • Cooperate with parents and teachers as well as other interested parties
  • Complete assessments and tests, analyse results and provide feedback
  • Study and update records
  • Prepare and present reviews on progress


MA degree in counselling

  • Ability to operate within a wide range of personalities and backgrounds


The counsellor earns a decent amount. However, salary would vary from counsellor skills, experience and cities in India. According to pay scale, counsellor average salary starting from 3,00,000 per Annum and they can be earn up to in lakhs with experience and expertise.

 Why do we need counseling?

Counselling can be helpful, when we feel:  

  • Anxious 
  • Depressed and 
  • Have Suicidal Tendencies  

Therefore, we need counseling to overcome it

Posted by: akkiaasaan Posts: (13) Opinions: (4) Points: 0 Rank: 0

It depends on one's skills and dispositions.

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