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Counselling is the process of assisting and guiding people to overcome personal, social or psychological problems and difficulties. It deals with issues like anxiety, depression, physical illnesses and trauma. Counsellors often have a major impact on the lives of their patients; therefore, it is important for Counsellors to get the right training and education. Counselling is a broad field of study that covers areas like academic advice, therapy, coaching, psychotherapy, psychiatry, career counselling and even school counselling. Counselling degrees provide students with the knowledge and skills required to examine cognitive, emotional and social behaviours.

Counselling programs train students to provide assistance to individuals, their families and social groups who are experiencing problems that affect their mental health and well-being. Students of this program gain knowledge about human behavioural skills, interpersonal skills and ethical and professional boundaries. They also develop qualities like empathy and the desire to help people. Counsellors are trained professionals who possess listening and critical judgement skills as well as the ability to come up with a plan to meet the needs of others. Counselling is a rewarding career and it offers numerous job prospects to graduates.

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Study Levels:

Students interested in pursuing a degree in Counselling can choose to study a course at various levels. The various study levels include:
Bachelor of Arts in Counselling
Bachelor of Arts in Human Development
Bachelor Degree in Family Counselling and Guidance
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Concentration in Mental Health
Bachelor of Science in Professional Counselling
Bachelor of Arts in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy
Bachelor of Arts in Behavioural Health
Bachelor of Arts in Counselling and Sociology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Master of Professional Counselling
Master of Arts in Social Integration
Master Degree in Counselling
Master of Arts in Couple and Family Counselling
Master of Science in Counselling
Master of Science in Addiction Counselling
Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Master of Arts in Human Resource Counselling
Master of Psychology in Grief Counselling
Master in Third Generation Therapies
Associate Degree in Counselling and Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Counselling

Specialisations:

Counselling is a very broad category that includes several sub-fields that students can choose to specialise in.

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These areas are:

Marriage and Family
Guidance and Career
Rehabilitation
Mental Health
Substance Abuse
Educational
Debt Counselling
Child Development
Eating Disorder
Grief Counselling
Art Therapy
Music Therapy

Anxiety Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder
Bipolarity
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Schizophrenia
Addiction Psychology
Biopsychology
Cognitive Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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Employability:

Graduates with a degree in Counselling have several career options that they can consider. Counsellors work with people experiencing personal problems by helping them overcome the problems. They work in an array of settings and are usually employed by schools, hospitals, mental health facilities, residential care facilities and rehabilitation facilities.

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    The job titles include:

    School Counsellor
    Clinical Social Worker
    Organizational Counsellor
    Adult and Geriatric Counsellor
    Group Counsellor
    Therapist
    Sports Psychologist

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    Health Psychologist
    Social or Human Rights Worker
    Social and Community Service Manager
    Health Educator
    Career Counsellor
    Grief Counsellor
    Military Counsellor
    Pastoral Counsellor
    Substance Abuse Counsellor
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