Neha Kushwaha

How can I become a counselor for private questions?

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RE: How can I become a counselor for private questions?

Vikash kumar Paridharia
Vikash kumar Paridharia
Verified Career Expert
Career Counsellor/CEO at TECHSYS Solutions and Services
  • Bokaro


You need to be specific for the query on whether you want to choose counselling as a career or you want to be a career counselor on .




If you wish to become a career guide on here and answer private questions. Just click on the below link to know the details and register.







Should you need any more help, feel free to email me




Thank you






Vikash :)









RE: How can I become a counselor for private questions?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Hello My Dear Aspirant,

I really liked your question and there fore felt to answer it based on my experience. Also glad that you approached which is India's famous paltform for seeking career guidance and also a forum to get Psychometric Tests.

I am an Educationist and have been into career counselling for many students from diverse fields like engineering / finance / law / management / banking / etc for more than seven years now. I am also into teaching for some years now.

I will answer your query based on my experience with as well my personal experience outside

Firstly, I will tell you how you can become a Counsellor in general...

  • To become a Career Counsellor its very important for the aspirant to be very close to the student community and then to a particular / specific domain expertise area. These tow are the most important to advice students irrespective of the forum.
  • A Good career counsellor him / her self should be well educated
  • He / she should have some years of domain experience / industry experience
  • He / She should possess excellent communication skills
  • He / She should possess extra ordinary convincing skills
  • He / She should be very polite, punctual and very honest and frank.
  • He / She should be able to grasp and understand the problems / concerns / issues of the students
  • He / She should be a friendly and approachable personality
  • He / She should be open to views and opinion of other experts too
  • He / She should be well verse and should keep him / her self updated about the current happenings in the education sector and industry in general.
  • He / She should be very apt, to the point and well articulated person.

The above points are a must to become a Career Counsellor.

Secondly, I will now tell you how you can become a Counsellor at

The web link has already been given by my colleague here Mr. Vikash Paridharia.
The conditions for becoming a career counsellor are simple and you have to submit your application to Make it a point to mention all the important points about your self and your career till now and how capable you are to be a counsellor. Your application will then be reviewed by the Team and will then be accepted if found suitable.

You will then be allowed to answer the queries here.

Best Luck

RE: How can I become a counselor for private questions?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Hi There,

I see excellent answer given by both the counselors above but they are mainly pertaining to Career counseling.

Just would like to share my view point in terms of Personal counseling.

In case if you wish to be a Personal counselor whereby you wish to handle general issues of clients, you need to be a Counselor by profession.

By counselor I mean, you need to have a Masters degree either in Clinical Psychology or Masters in Counseling psychology.

You can pursue a masters degree, once you have cleared your Graduation in Psychology.

As a Psychologists you would be well versed with various therapies and Psychometric assessments that can help you in dealing with your clients.

Here I would advise that once you complete your masters degree, do gain some experience working under an experienced therapists and then you could venture on your own.

Apart from just a degree, you could also get certified with various other certificates like:

  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • NLP
  • Play therapy
  • EMDR

This will be an added advantage during the personal sessions.

Hope this helps.

Wish you good luck............

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