Counsellor taking notes in a counselling session
Counsellor taking notes in a counselling session

Can Counsellors Claim Medicare?

You may be surprised to learn that the work of counsellors is not currently covered by Medicare.

It’s been a source of frustration and confusion for both counsellors

"Students learning how to become school counsellors in Australia"
"Students learning how to become school counsellors in Australia"

How to Become a School Counsellor in Australia

Being a school counsellor can be hugely rewarding, especially if you’re naturally drawn towards helping others and creating positive change. If you’re keen to make a real

A women talking to a counsellor in a counselling session
A women talking to a counsellor in a counselling session

Counselling Placement: Your Questions Answered

In a noisy world that is complex, uncertain and constantly changing, it’s more important than ever that there are people who can listen.

As a student of our

A mother and teenage daughter sit together and discuss mental health while drinking tea.
A mother and teenage daughter sit together and discuss mental health while drinking tea.

Adolescent Mental Health Guide for Teachers & Parents

Every single day of every single year, someone somewhere struggles with their mental health. Mental health challenges are common in adolescents in Australia, with

An ECU Master of Counselling student is sitting facing another person. She has her hand on their shoulder and is smiling at them.
An ECU Master of Counselling student is sitting facing another person. She has her hand on their shoulder and is smiling at them.

Unemployment and Mental Health During Covid-19

In September 2020, Australia’s unemployment rate hit 6.9% as another 29,500 people were out of work (including over 20,000 full-time jobs and more than 9,000 part-time jobs) [

A woman sits in her chair, tlking to a counsellor. They are both smiling and there are people sitting and talking in the background.
A woman sits in her chair, tlking to a counsellor. They are both smiling and there are people sitting and talking in the background.

What are the Career Opportunities for Counsellors?

Job opportunities for counsellors are on the rise – literally. On Seek.com’s list of Australia’s 20 most-needed jobs, the category of

woman sitting on couch thinking about problem or having depression
woman sitting on couch thinking about problem or having depression

Ignoring Mental Health Issues

As the world experiences an unprecedented health crisis, how is our collective mental health faring? Just last year,

A counsellor is sitting on a couch opposite a client. She is taking notes and smiling.
A counsellor is sitting on a couch opposite a client. She is taking notes and smiling.

How to Become a Counsellor

The role of a counsellor is often defined as helping people identify and effectively respond to emotional, social and educational challenges. But this clinical summary strips

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