Counsellors provide counselling services to clients with a wide variety of problems by means of assisting them to reach their own resolutions to the difficulties they face. Counsellors may specialise in a particular area or client group or address a wide range of issues.


New workers
£ 8,727
£ 21,171
£ 30,358

Available jobs

In the past year there were 18,754 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Keeps accurate and confidential records.

  • Refers to other appropriate sources of help.

  • Presents different perspectives to the problem areas identified.

  • Encourages clients to discuss their feelings in relation to their problems, aiming to ensure that an understanding of the issues is achieved.

  • Meets clients face-to-face, working either one-to-one or with couples or families, or by telephone or internet.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Mental Health

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Clinical Governance

  • Risk Analysis

  • Service Development

  • Auditing

  • Trauma Care

  • Psychological Evaluations

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Research

  • Teaching

  • Planning

  • Leadership

  • Presentations

  • Ethical Standards And Conduct

  • Teamwork

  • Resilience

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.