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Job Description

Counsellors spend time listening and talking to people with issues and problems which could be caused by a relationship breakdown, the death of a loved one or difficulties dealing with everyday life. They will build a trusting, respectful and confidential relationship with their client and encourage them to talk about their feelings which will enable them to see things more clearly or from a different perspective.

Entry Requirements

There are no statutory regulations for this profession but you would improve you chances by gaining membership of a professional body such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Required Skills

Excellent communication and listening skills, the ability to inspire trust and make people feel relaxed, patience, tolerance and sensitivity, a non-judgemental attitude, awareness of confidentiality issues, able to deal with people from all backgrounds.

Starting Salary

£19,000 to £26,000

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