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
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