Career as Child Counsellor
A child counsellor provides counselling on a variety of problems and disorders, such as relationship issues, depression due to (amity issues, exam-related anxiety and learning difficulties such as dyslexia. There is a growing need for counselling in the country. She/he can also provide career guidance. Often these counsellors need to counsel parents, too. to address the root cause of a problem. Child counsellors also work in hospitals. However Job options are still limited largely to big cities
Though you may opt for any subject combination at the plus-two level to be eligible for a Bachelor’s in psychology, it’s considered preferable to take science (physics, chemistry, biology) with psychology. (Some schools offer psychology in senior school.) 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. Those wanting to work with disabled children require a licence from Rehabilitation Council of India.
Skills- Excellent communication skills, especially listening Interpersonal skills Empathy Open mindedness and objectivity to deal with the child neutrally Ability to win trust to establish rapport with the client Sensitive and non-intrusive A strong sense of ethics.
Institutes- i) Delhi University (for psychology) Click me and ii)Indira Gandhi National Open University (certificate in guidance) Click me the most famous but most other universities too offer degrees in psychology .
Salary- Normally, child counsellors in schools are in the TGT/ PGT pay bracket. A senior school counsellor, with an MA degree in psychology and a PG diploma in guidance and counselling, can draw about 17,000 a month.On average, a PGT-scale counsellor with a PG degree and three years’ experience can earn about Rs 25.000 to 30,000 a month in a big Delhi school.In a private hospital, a fresh clinical psychologist with an MPhil degree can make about Rs 30,000 a month. However, much depends on your expertise.
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