So you want to become a counsellor?

Free online 1-hour talk | 20th June 2024| 630pm-730pm| Dr. Marilyn McGowan

Book here Counselling courses

Learn how to become a counsellor with counselling lecturer, Marilyn McGowan. 

As problems in our world become ever more complex, people are seeking out the rewarding career of counselling, as well as the services of counsellors in many different contexts, including online.

But what is that work really like? Who might counsellors help and how? How might counselling training help you cope with your own everyday problems?

So you want to be a counsellor? will offer participants an introduction to the field of counselling, from initial qualities the profession requires to training, costs and employment opportunities.

This online short talk followed by the opportunity for Q and A will be useful for anyone who ever wondered about becoming a counsellor. Pop into our free talk to find out more about this colourful, dynamic and sometimes controversial profession.


Participants will receive information that will be useful in helping them make informed decisions about counselling training.

Meet the Lecturer, Dr Marilyn McGowan

Marilyn is a tutor and development worker for the Iron Mill College. She has specialised in counselling young people and supervising practitioners involved in the care of vulnerable young people and their families.

Her work is underpinned by over twenty-five years’ experience of counselling in schools and youth organisations as well as working as a development practitioner with national charities. Her professional doctorate considered the importance of ethos in organisations offering counselling and the contribution of counselling to pastoral care in education. She believes in the service of counselling not only to the contribution of well being in individuals but also to social justice.

Technical Support

All of our online 'live-classroom' events are delivered via Zoom. You will be provided with further details after registration and you will be fully supported by a member of the Iron Mill Online Team, if you need any 'tech assistance' during the session. We're always on hand to offer any help you may need!

Course Venues:   Exeter   |   Poole   

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