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Psychology and Counselling Careers | Jobs in Psychology

Psychology and Counselling Careers

Most people who study psychology never actually become Psychologists! Nevertheless most will find their psychological knowledge a huge advantage in their careers. If you are interested in people an understanding of what makes them tick can be a huge advantage in many situations such as negotiating a pay rise or clinching an important business deal.

Psychology is directly applied in many different jobs and areas of business including:

  • Counselling (e.g. Family counselling, Grief counselling,
    Conflict resolution, etc.)

  • Welfare Work

  • Child Care and Education

  • Sports Coaching

  • Life Coaching

  • Personal Training

  • Mental Illness

  • Marketing and Sales

  • Personnel Management

  • Industrial Relations

What do counsellors do?

A counsellor will see clients in a private and confidential setting to explore an issue the client is having problems with, distress they may be experiencing or perhaps a more general dissatisfaction with life or a feeling of loss of purpose. Such meetings should always be at the request of the client as no one can properly be ’sent’ for counselling.

Counselling is a way of enabling choice or change or of reducing confusion.  It is not prescriptive and counsellors should never tell their clients what course of action to take. By listening attentively and patiently the counsellor can start to see things from the client’s perspective and help their client to see things more clearly and maybe from a new viewpoint. Counsellors must never judge or exploit their clients in any way.

What makes a good counsellor -

  • Knowledge of theory

  • Grasp of practical skills

  • Specific personal qualities

Many people take the decision to make counselling a second career particularly when their original job involved a good deal of contact with people. If you want to make a start on a new career or give yourself the edge in your business life sign up on one of our psychology courses today.....

Disclaimer: Every attempt is made to ensure all information from the academy is accurate and that the student has attained the competencies taught in a course, at the point of their assessment. Beyond this point, the graduate is responsible to maintain their acquired competencies, and apply acquired knowledge and skills in a way which is appropriate to the unique characteristics of each application. This will release the academy from any liability, action and claims of whatsoever nature in connection with, or arising from any such information, instruction or advice, given by any student or ex-student, whether directions given during the course are followed or not.