Why study counselling?

Now is an amazing time to be exploring the field of Counselling and Equine Assisted Mental Health as a new career. Growth within the counselling industry is strong, and the need for qualified counsellors in Australia has never been greater.

Our society is experiencing increased mental health issues, with more people requiring assistance from skilled counsellors. These interactions make being a counsellor such a rewarding career choice.

Counsellors have the ability to make a real difference in people’s lives. 

Imagine being able to provide support to a group of young teens struggling with drug and alcohol issues, or to a woman who has just lost her husband and is dealing with grief and loss; or a young man coming to terms with his sexuality.

The counselling industry in Australia is predicted to continue to grow rapidly, and counsellors’ skills are in high demand in many areas of the workforce. Government statistics support strong employment prospects, with projected employment growth to exceed 23% over the next five years.

(1 www.joboutlook.gov.au, 2016)

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