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Are you interested in the well-being of others in order for them to reach their full potential? Are you keen to help people in their journey of growth, development and self-understanding? A career in counselling will allow you to help individuals to realize their full potential. A counsellor creates a safe environment for the client to look at issues that are particularly important to their life in order to achieve meaning and direction. A counsellor provides confidentiality, trust and non-judgment in helping the client to have psychological well-being.
Taking up psychology could be useful in providing counsel but entry to counselling does not always require a psychology background. Usually this course tackles the different counselling theories and practice, common mental health disorders, and how to recognise and treat clients’ sufferings from complex mental health disorders.
Subject Focus

  • Science¬†/ Additional Science / Biology / Physics / Chemistry¬†
  • English
  • Mathematics / Additional Mathematics¬†

University Level :

  • Psychology
  • Human Learning
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Ethics and Acts of Counsellor
Personality Type
These personality type codes serve ONLY as a guideline and can be taken with a pinch of salt. Always consult with your school counselor or ask our experts for further guidance!Myers-Briggs: INFJ (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging) When one is dealing with numbers, one must think 5 steps ahead to ensure a profitable beginning and end. Find your Myers-Briggs personality type here. Holland Vocational Code: ISA (Investigative, Social, Artistic) Numbers are black and white, but does not mean you must be. You are just following a standard set of rules. Find where you belong in the RIASEC model here.
Career Info
Qualified counsellors work in schools, private and government agencies, work places and other venues. Nevertheless, there are not enough job opportunities for counselling in Malaysia to meet increasing needs. Other possible career titles for those who study counselling are as follows:

  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Drug Abuse Counsellor
  • Career Counsellor
  • Marriage Counsellor
Entry Level: RM 1,700 to RM 2,800Professional: RM 2,500 to RM 3,300
Job Demand
There is a shortage of professional counsellors in Malaysia. The 21st century has seen an increase in personal and social problems worldwide.Nevertheless, there are not enough job opportunities for counselling in Malaysia to meet increasing needs. There are no definitive and systematic guidelines that define the standards?and?scope?of?training?and?practice?of?supervision. There is also a serious lack of quality?training?sites. There are no counselling training programmes on how to begin and sustain a counselling practice. USEFUL LINKS TO ORGANISATIONS Ministry of Health Malaysia Psychology Centre

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