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Myths About Working In Counselling

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

As all aspiring practitioners should know, the path to becoming a counsellor is far from straightforward, but it is also rewarding, and supported by training providers with a wealth of transferable knowledge. By offering accessible qualifications, recognising the rewards of the profession, providing flexible learning options, and establishing ongoing support systems, Key Counselling Training plays a pivotal role in shaping competent and fulfilled counsellors, so why not read ahead and separate the fact from the fiction?



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I Need A Formal Qualification To Consider Counselling As A Career

One of the common misconceptions about pursuing a career in counselling is the belief that a formal qualification is an absolute necessity. While having a recognised qualification certainly enhances your credibility and skills, it is not the only pathway into the field. Many aspiring counsellors may hesitate to take the first step because they believe they need a specific educational background, though the truth is that various entry points exist for individuals interested in counselling. We offer accessible options for those looking to train to be a counsellor, including the widely recognized 'level 3 counselling' course, and other numbered courses in addition.


Working In Counselling Isn’t Rewarding

Contrary to the belief that working in counselling is unrewarding, the field is inherently gratifying. Counsellors often find immense satisfaction in helping others navigate through challenging life situations. Witnessing the positive transformation in individuals and the improvement in their mental well-being can be deeply fulfilling. The sense of accomplishment that comes from aiding someone in their journey towards healing and self-discovery is a powerful motivator for many in the counselling profession, therefore we tailor courses to cultivate not just skills but also a genuine passion for making a positive impact.


I Can Only Learn Remotely With Key Counselling Training

In the digital age, remote learning has become increasingly popular, but it's a misconception that it's the only option available with Key Counselling Training. While we do offer comprehensive online courses, this isn’t to say that we neglect the importance of practical, face-to-face training. Providing a balanced blended approach, with both online modules and in-person sessions, this hybrid model ensures that aspiring counsellors receive a well-rounded education. The flexibility of learning options caters to a diverse range of individuals.


There’s Little To No Support For Counsellors

Ongoing support and professional development opportunities are crucial elements of a fulfilling counselling career, and contrary to misconception, we’re committed to providing continuous support to graduates. From mentorship programs to networking events, counsellors have access to resources and a community that understands the challenges and triumphs of their profession. This support system contributes to the overall growth and well-being of those who decide to work with us.


As an accredited training provider, Key Counselling Training provide a wealth of courses for both beginner students and qualified counsellors alike, with Our CPD workshops and further training courses providing an extensive platform to advance your knowledge. Interested in learning more? Contact our team at your earliest convenience!

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