OFO No: 263505
Other name for Student Counsellor:
- School Counsellor
What is a Student Counsellor?
A Student Counsellor provides assistance and support to students, parents of students, teachers etc. The kind of counselling they provide can be helping students with:
- emotional or personal problems
- learning difficulties
- assisting with anything relating to student life
What does a Student Counsellor do?
- meets and interviews students and/or parents
- analyses this information
- designs programmes to help them reach their goals
- monitors success of programmes
- provides counselling and therapy where required
- assists students to develop skills to cope with their problems
- facilitates group sessions
- keeps in contact with teachers, lecturers etc
- keeps detailed records
Are you . . . ?
- caring and understanding?
- passionate about helping people?
- a hard worker?
- a person with a positive attitude?
- a motivator?
- a good communicator?
- a good listener?
How do I become a Student Counsellor?
You will need a qualification.
- A Bachelor’s degree / honours with a major in Psychology
- This can be done at most universities.
- A Bachelor’s of Psychology degree (Student Counselling)
- Followed by an internship in related field
- Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
- University of Pretoria
- Stellenbosch University
- University of Venda
- University of the Western Cape
- Walter Sisulu University
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
- HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA (HPCSA)
To practice as a Counsellor, you must be registered with the HPCSA.
Is becoming a Student Counsellor the right career choice for me?