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Counselling is providing professional guidance to help individuals in their journey of growth, development and self-understanding.
Are you the one friends come to for advice all the time? Are some of your favourite shows Dr. Phil and Oprah? Do you know the difference between a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a counsellor? Are you good at helping people out, and can you picture doing it for the rest of your life? If so, then you may want to consider the course of counselling. Let us slowly advise you on what the course will entail so you know exactly what you’re in for.
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A Counsellor provides confidentiality, trust and non-judgment in helping the client to have psychological well-being
With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study Counselling:
You need to be able to pose questions to potential patients that will help lead them to the root cause of their problem. You’ll also need to convey complicated explanations in an easy to understand manner to your patients
A counselling degree will equip you with the necessary skills to analyse various problems, enhance your critical thinking skills, research about patient issues and solve them with your knowledge.
It provides you with sufficient knowledge so you are able to venture into many different types of fields such as Corporate Communications, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Teaching, Marketing, Human Resources, etc. Because knowledge gained through this course is able to be applied in many job scopes, you are free to apply for a job in most companies.
“Wise leaders generally have wise Counsellors because it takes a wise person to distinguish them.”
5 credits in relevant subjects which must include credit in Mathematics, credit in one Science subject and a pass in English
5 credits in relevant subjects
3 Grade Bs in relevant subjects which must include Grade B in one Mathematics subject, Grade B in one Science subject and Grade C in English
A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate
Important Note: Be psychologically prepared to face people who will share their problems with you for hours. It’s important not to let their tears, anger and frustration get to you or else you will need counselling as well!.
If you opt to study a Diploma in Counselling and continue your degree at the same institution, you will most likely get a one-year exemption. This means that you can enter degree year 2 after diploma
You may work with kids, helping them with their problems at school, or with couples who face marital issues. Either way, you’ll need to adapt in any given situation that you’re put in.
To facilitate an open environment so your clients open up to you, they would need to trust you and be comfortable with you first. People skills is crucial in this course, to ensure you become a successful counsellor.
You may have a never ending list of clients, which is why time management is extremely important to ensure each one receives the attention they deserve.
Below are a few of the top Counselling firms in Malaysia.
Do note that all courses should be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Click here to check if the course you choose is accredited. For a start, here are some of the most popular Counselling schools in Malaysia
Shah Alam2 Courses
Kuala Lumpur1 Course