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Counsellors help people to deal with their feelings and responses, solve problems and create change in their lives.


New counsellors in schools or DHBs usually earn

$45K-$48K per year

Senior counsellors with higher qualifications or more responsibility usually earn

$57K-99K per year

Source: Auckland Region DHBs/PSA and Ministry of Education, 2016

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a counsellor are poor because it is a small industry.
Sally Latham talking to a client in an office

Counsellors work with clients to help them resolve issues in their lives

Last updated 12 July 2018