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

New workers start around £8,727. Normal pay is £21,171 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £30,358.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Auditing

  • Service Development

  • 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.