Your future career in Counselling! Counselling is a hugely rewarding job, full of resolving issues and helping clients work through tough challenges, all while gaining a deeper understanding of why things may happen and what can be done to overcome them.

If you’re looking to further your qualifications in order to progress, or have a full career change to one in the counselling field, one of our wide range of workshops, diplomas or certificates (levels 0-3) on offer will be the perfect course for you. By studying with Weston College, you’ll be able to progress through the levels, with the opportunity to jump into a foundation degree in counselling at UCW after to fully qualify! So what career could you aim for?

Careers in Counselling

Here are just a few examples of job titles that have shown to be the most popular listings in the South West region within the last year.


What your career could look like!

Career opportunities and salaries in the sector could include:

  • Counsellors: average pay is around £21k, but highly experienced workers can earn up to £30k 
  • Therapy Professionals: average pay is around £29k, but experienced workers can earn up to £42k 
  • Welfare Professionals: average pay is £28k, but experienced workers can earn up to £56k

Facts about the career

  • Important skills needed include: high quality communication, patience, active listening and empathy.
  • Mental health counsellors are highly in demand, with vacancies going up by 671% two years ago (stats from 2020/2021)

Unsure what courses is right for you?


Lutz student profile
The counselling skills course has been useful in my current role as an educator when addressing children’s emotional needs during these challenging times. The course has also given me a clear vision of the career path I want to take.

Counselling Level 2

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