Counsellor

Jobholders in this unit group 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.

Tasks

  • 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.

Typical Education Level

Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 22% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£26,969

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for counsellor is £26,969

382 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 382. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for counsellor roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £26,969 per year. That is about £2,247 per month or £13.83 per hour. New workers generally start on £25,771, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £46,134

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 382 people are employed in the region.

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