How do you pursue a Career in Behavioural Counselling?

I think Behavioural Counselling is a great Career option. I want to first understand What a Career in Behavioural Counselling entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Behavioural Counselling. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Behavioural Counselling, when I came across:

Anita Thapliyal's overview!

Anita Thapliyal is an experienced professional with 5 years in Behavioural Counselling. Anita Thapliyal has worked in Behavioural Counselling as Counsellor in Doon Psychotherapeutic Centre. In Anita Thapliyal's own words, this is how Anita Thapliyal got into Behavioural Counselling: "After completing my graduation from Pune, I did MA in psychology. I am pursuing PhD in psychology. I have been working as a counsellor since 2012 ."

Career Video on Behavioural Counselling

In a video, Anita Thapliyal has talked about various aspects of a Career in Behavioural Counselling. Anita Thapliyal started by explaining Behavioural Counselling as: "When a person is in depression or he does not have anyone to share his emotions with, then he goes to person that listens to his problems and tells him the solution. That person is known as a counsellor. Behavioural counselling is a part of counsellors. When a person's behaviour is neither age appropriate nor situation appropriate, then a person needs behavioural counselling. The person who gives counselling in these situations is known as behaviour counsellors." It was an amazing video with great information.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Behavioural Counselling, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Behavioural Counselling. Anita Thapliyal touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Case Studies
  • Spirituality
Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Anita Thapliyal then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Behavioural Counselling:
  • Observant
  • Patience
  • Non-Judgemental
  • Listening
  • Communication
  • Convincing Skills
  • Making Connections
There are great positives of this Career.
Anita Thapliyal believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Behavioural Counselling:
  • Immense Satisfaction
  • Self Learning
  • Increases Social Circle
  • Monetary Potential
After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Anita Thapliyal believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Behavioural Counselling:
  • Unacceptable
  • Handling Aggressive People
  • Long Distance Clients
  • Irregular Counselling Sessions

In the final section of the video Anita Thapliyal talks about How a day goes in a Career in Behavioural Counselling. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Behavioural 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:

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After having learnt about a Career in Behavioural Counselling I was curious about LifePage. You can engage in Career Planning using LifePage. 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 Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at:

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