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social counsellor





Social counsellors provide support and guidance to individuals in the social work area, to help them solve specific problems in their personal life. It involves addressing personal and relationship issues, dealing with inner conflicts, crisis moments such as depression and addiction, in an attempt to empower individuals to achieve change and improve their life quality.

Scope note

Excludes people performing counselling services in the medical therapeutic sense.

Alternative Labels

social psychologist

relationship advisor

crisis counsellor

rehabilitation support counsellor

youth counseller

social therapist

crisis intervention counsellor

personal counsellor

crisis situation counselor

social counselor

crisis situation counsellor

social counselling worker

youth counsellor

gerontology counsellor

crisis intervension counsellor

crisis counselor

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:

Skills & Competences