What is a Career in Counselling?

There are many nuances of a Career in Counselling. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Counselling, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Counselling. I was Googling about a Career in Counselling and was lucky to find: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170601-0001/Arts/Psychology/Career-in-Counselling/english

Usha Misra's professional point of view!

Usha Misra invested 6 years in Counselling. Usha Misra has worked in Counselling as Counselling Psychologist in Shanti Center for Personality Development. In Usha Misra's own words, this is how Usha Misra got into Counselling: "After completing my education from Lucknow, I started working in a degree college in 1974. Then I got married and shifted to Dehradun, there I started working in Wynberg Allen school in the year 1986. I have also worked at Zee Himgiri University. Currently, I am working as counsellor."

Career Video on Counselling

In a video, Usha Misra has talked about various aspects of a Career in Counselling. Usha Misra started by explaining Counselling as: "Counselling means that if a person has a problem individually, that problem should be solved knowing that individual. For that purpose, one needs to study the individual, the environment and help the person in solving the problem." The video gave me so much food for thought.


In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at Counselling, and not as Qualifications needed to enter Counselling. Usha Misra touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Common Diseases
  • Physical Development
  • Anatomy
Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Usha Misra then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Counselling:
  • Communication
  • Patience
  • Listening and Observation
  • Trust Building
  • Records and Follow Up
  • Time Management
  • Counselling Techniques
  • Decision Making
  • Interpersonal
There are great positives of this Career.
Usha Misra believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Counselling:
  • Immense Satisfaction
  • Societal Impact
  • Self Development
  • Exposure
There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Usha Misra believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Counselling:
  • Time Consuming
  • Gaining Trust
  • Low Money
  • No Generalization
  • Handling Negative Atitude

In the final section of the video Usha Misra talks about How a day goes in a Career in Counselling. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Counselling, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20170601-0001

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This video on a Career in Counselling was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. LifePage has the most comprehensive Career List. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage has created the largest knowledge repository of Careers in the whole world. I salute the efforts of Team LifePage. I also encourage you to learn more about LifePage on: https://www.lifepage.in

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