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Counsellors must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be sympathetic and caring and posses a mature and responsible manner.
Counsellors work with a variety of individuals, couples and groups and assist them in better understanding themselves in order to produce workable solutions to emotional, mental and lifestyle problems. These problems may include:
- marriage difficulties
- family and relationship disputes
- sexual assault and abuse
- alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse
- critical incidents
A career in counselling often requires a degree in Psychology, Social Work or other related disciplines. Some jobs may also require a Certificate IV in AOD (alcohol and other drug) studies. Relevant paid or unpaid work experience is often required and is highly praised.