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Counseling Job Description: What You’ll Do...


We all face challenges throughout our lives.

Often, counselors will be one of the first resources available to people in need of emotional and psychological support.

Your strong sense of compassion and commitment to helping people are the most necessary qualities for a successful career as a counselor.

You will need to have a strong support system of your own in place to ensure your well-being as you undertake this challenging and rewarding vocation.

By addressing concerns with quality care from a counselor, clients learn how to make informed and healthy decisions about themselves, their relationship
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WHAT DOES COUNSELLORS DO?


Counsellors offer guidance to individuals, couples, families and groups who are dealing with issues that affect their mental health and well-being.
Many counselors approach their work holistically, using a “wellness” model (as opposed to an “illness”) One which highlights and encourages client’s strengths.

On the job counselors:

** Work with individuals, groups and communities to improve mental health


** Encourage clients to discuss emotions and experiences

** Examine issues including substance abuse, aging, bullying, anger management, careers, depression, relationships, self-image, stress and suicide

** Work with families

** Help clients define goals, plan action and gain insight

** Develop therapeutic processes

** Refer clients to psychologists and other services

** Take a holistic (mind and body) approach to mental health care
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