Is there job opportunities for Counsellors? Am considering a course in counselling?. I have previously been involved with a mental health support group on a voluntary basis and feel passionate about the field. If I gained a professional qualification, possibly eventually a degree, could I expect to go beyond the voluntary sphere?. Already hold a teaching degree but feel that second level education is too subject centred...rather than pupil orientated. Any advice would be welcome, Alan
On the contrary I know of two people who have had emotional problems, one of whom was actually a patient in a psychiatric hospital, and are now qualified Counselors. In fact I read about a psychiatrist who was himself in previously diagnosed with schizophrenia. It is because they had experienced problems themselves that they took an interest in and I feel have a better understanding of the problems faced by others. They themselves have been there and experienced these problems themselves, and know from experience how they can impact upon lives. Most Health Care Professionals lack this and at times , despite all their training lack understanding and common touch. I feel their experience could enhance their aptitude as Counsellors. And for me my experience is what gave me my passion.
hi, i have just completed a diploma in counselling and psychotherapy with the ncii. i am finding it difficult to get a job out of it.i have had a few interviews one with the hse which i didnt get. although i have been able to get clients myself.