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Your guide to studying Counselling in Malaysia

Course Duration

2 - 4 Years

Average Fees

MYR 15,000 - 40,000

Average Salary

MYR 23,000 - 38,000

Job Demand

What is Counselling?

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.

People who want to work in the ...

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.

People who want to work in the mental health field may be unsure of the similarities and differences between psychiatrists, psychologists, and counsellor. While psychiatrists are medical doctors able to issue prescriptions and psychologists often work in tandem with these professionals to ensure patients receive both psychotherapy and medical treatment, “counsellor” is an overarching term for individuals who work with patients to clarify their feelings, mediate tense situations and provide guidance for life’s decisions. Counsellors include individuals who work in mental health or marriage and family therapy.

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What are the subjects covered under Counselling?

Science

English

Biology

Introduction to Counselling

Introduction to Sociology • Psychology II

Theories of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Introduction to Social Psychology

What you need to get on a Counselling course?

Diploma in Counselling

SPM : 5 credits in relevant subjects which must include Credit in Mathematics, Credit in one Science subject and a Pass in English Language

O-Levels : 5 credits in relevant subjects

UEC : 3 Grade B in relevant subjects which must include Grade B in one Mathematics subject, Grade B in one Science subject and Grade C in English Language

Degree in Counselling

STPM : A minimum of Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in Pengajian Am and a Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) other subjects

A-levels : Please check with the relevant university

UEC : 3 Grade B in relevant subjects which must include Grade B in one Mathematics subject, Grade B in one Science subject and Grade C in English Language

SAM/AUSMAT : Please check with the relevant university

Canadian (CIMP/ICPU) : Please check with the relevant university

Foundation : Please check with relevant university

Matriculation : Please check with the relevant university

Diploma : Diploma recognised by the university’s senate

Master in Counselling

Master’s Degree (2-4 YEARS) : A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University OR Degree in communications with min CGPA 2.5 or third class honours or equivalen

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) : A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate A Master's Degree of other University or equivalence qualification from an Institution as approved by Senate Any other aca

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a Counselling course?

Versatile

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.

Good with People

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.

Good Time Management

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.

Where can you study Counselling in Malaysia?

For a start, here are some of the most popular Counselling schools in Malaysia.

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