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Careers In Counselling

As waiting lists for free or low cost counselling grow and the general public becomes more aware of the benefits of counselling, private practitioners are more in demand. This private work can combine neatly with part-time or voluntary work.

Many of our graduates go on to set up their own counselling practice, with a few of them pulling knowledge, skills and resources together to form partnerships. Those not yet ready to set up their own practice may find counsellor vacancies in a variety of settings, such as schools, further and higher education, organisations for people with disabilities, in the workplace, youth work, alcohol, drugs and AIDS agencies, GP Practices and other general counselling services. People trained in listening and counselling skills are also employed by many telephone helplines.

In addition, many churches are beginning to realise the benefit of having a counsellor on staff, or of co-operating with other churches to establish a Counselling Service in their locality. God seems to love counselling, because it reflects his heart of grace.

Proposed Government Regulation of Counselling and Psychotherapy

For updates on the proposed government regulation of counsellors and psychotherapists, please visit www.bacp.co.uk.

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