Career as Child Counsellor

Early Salary

3 - 4 L

Mid Salary

3 - 4 L

Senior Salary

6 - 7 L

Academic Pressure

High

Job Pressure

Medium

	Child Counsellor

A child counsellor provides counselling on a variety of problems and disorders, such as relationship issues, depression due to family conflicts, exam-related anxiety and learning difficulties such as dyslexia. 

What do they do?

A child counsello can also provide career guidance. Often these counsellors need to counsel parents, too, to address the root cause of a problem. Child counsellors work in hospitals and practise independently, too. 

As a counsellor, you should have an inherent capacity to understand others, be a good balancer — understand the parents’ and the child’s viewpoints. You should be far-sighted and extremely sensitive in your communication style. Respect the person who is coming to you. If you try to impose things, communication could stop.

Skills Needed

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Open mindedness and objectivity to deal with the child
  • Ability to win trust to establish rapport with the client
  • Sensitive and non-intrusive

How do I get there?

Opt for any subject combination in Class 12 to be eligible for a bachelor’s in psychology. After that, do your graduation and master’s in psychology and/or a PG diploma in guidance and counselling. For better career prospects, you may do MPhil/PhD.

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