Counselling - What To Do Next

So you’ve won the battle and now its time to face the war…
What we mean is, you’ve done the first step and studied counselling with the intentions of using it to improve your career prospects. But now it is time to actually decide what you want to do with the new skills that you have acquired.
Or perhaps you’re one of the thousands of lost souls within the millions of us who are unsure what career path to take, but are unaware of the possibilities that await after completing a course. But don't worry! As Michael Jackson once said, you are not alone.
Contrary to what the name suggests, there are many more career options for counselling than simply just counselling itself:


  • Listening
  • Passion for helping others
  • Logical problem-solving

The most obvious career path to take is counselling. You will develop a wide range of transferable skills that can be applied to many fields, and start your progression into a counselling career.
Our Introduction to Counselling Level 3 course is a great place to start as it covers all the basics and provides a foundation to continue further learning.

Working in Schools

  • Understanding
  • Patience
  • Communication

Being a counsellor provides similar qualities to those who work in schools. Being able to work with young children as well as co-efficiently with older co-workers in a school environment is a vital quality.
Take a look at our Counselling Children and Adolescents Level 4 course, which is a great option to start with as it combines both aspects into one compact course.

Youth or Charity Worker

  • Ability to work with people of all ages
  • Great communication
  • Kind and welcoming nature

Youth or charity work is a great follow on from studying counselling. The transferable skills will allow you to communicate with people of all ages, and help others with their specific and personal needs.
Have a read through the outline of our CBT AND Counselling Level 3 course and see if it is what you are looking for.

Further Study

  • Organisation
  • Time keeping
  • Commitment and dedication

You have already enrolled on one course and proven that you can complete it. So why not do it all over again? Further study allows you to improve your basic knowledge, and climb to the top of your field.
We have plenty of courses that may fit your desired career aspirations waiting for you to enrol. Take a look at our website, or give our Student Adviser team a called on 03300 563100 to find out more and start the journey to your dream career today!

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Counselling – What To Do Next