Counsellor

Counsellor

Counsellors help people identify and understand their emotional issues through therapies including cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy and other talking therapies. The average salary of a Counsellor is $68,854 per annum.

As a counsellor, you can choose to specialise in certain areas such as rehabilitation, relationships, and coaching.

Salary range
Average salary $68,854
salary range
$62,276
$68,854
$75,433
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
23% by 2020
23%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Counsellor are:
NSW
NSW 37.8%
VIC
VIC 22.7%
QLD
QLD 21%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

A day in the life of a Counsellor

Key skills required

The top skills for a Counsellor are:
  • Empathy
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Maturity
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Take the first step to becoming a professional Counsellor and learn valuable skills in communication through practical workshops and work placements.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Already have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in the field of counselling? Build on your skills and gain the high-level qualification you need to be an expert in your profession with a postgraduate counselling course.