I want to work in...Counselling

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of the social care sector 


Typical job profiles

Counselling psychologist



Useful online resources

Anna Freud Centre For psychoanalytic child psychotherapy

British Psychological Society Careers section

Children and Young People Now

COSCA Directory Scottish counselling services & organisations

Counselling Directory UK counsellors, with professional profiles

CSCT Counselling Training

EAP providers Directory

Enlighten Employee Assistance Programme Services

Health Careers - psychological therapies

Life Coach Directory Includes useful articles on profession and links to professional bodies

NHS Scotland careers in psychology


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Jobs In Advice 



Professional bodies

Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

British Psychoanalytical Society

British Psychological Society (BPS)

COSCA Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

Employee Assistance Professionals Association EAPA 

Institute of Counselling (IC)


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.