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Registered counsellors are trained allied health professionals working in a variety of settings, from low needs such as early intervention services through to moderate and high needs in primary, secondary, and tertiary care. The registered counsellor supports consumers with behavioral change through psychological interventions.
Like other allied health professionals, registered counsellors are required to maintain their registration obligations and further develop their practice by participating in clinical and professional supervision and ongoing professional development (OPD).
Registered counsellors are trained in assessment and diagnostic procedures and the use of assessment and diagnostic tools to communicate clinical outcomes with other allied health professionals, such as general practitioners and psychiatrists. Counselling provides consumers who would not typically benefit from standard treatment options provided by their general practitioner or psychiatrist access to cost-effective complementary psychological interventions that are responsive to the consumer's mental health needs.
Absolutely, there is a clear distinction between a registered counsellor and those who may use counselling skills as an adjunct to their primary role.
A registered counsellor’s level of education and competencies provides a sound risk management and professional framework that enables registered counsellors to operate to their full potential and know when to delegate activities to others. There are overlaps in regards to the functions and skills utilised by other professions similar to counsellors, as there are with nurses and physicians.
Counsellors provide an essential service within the mental health system, providing psychological interventions that support the consumers’ journeys through rehabilitation and recovery. Counsellors are capable professionals who are outcome-focused, providing clinical treatments through evidence-based psychological interventions. Counsellors operate collaboratively with allied health professionals through integrated care pathways. They provide consumers with better access to appropriate and cost-effective approaches to mental health promotion, prevention, and recovery.