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Psychotherapist Courses

Psychotherapists help their clients overcome emotional and mental health problems like bipolar disorder, stress, and depression. They collect data and carry out diagnostic tests with their clients in order to determine the best therapies and treatment plan.

To be a Psychotherapist you will need a great deal of compassion and empathy, as well as highly developed interpersonal skills. You may also be consulting with psychologists and other mental health professionals about specific cases and treatment plans.

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Popular Psychotherapist Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Psychotherapist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Psychotherapists earn?

In Australia, a full time Psychotherapist generally earns $1,857 per week ($96, 564 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Psychotherapists?

There are approximately 2,300 Psychotherapists working in Australia right now. They are mostly employed by government departments, healthcare and community service organisations. Psychotherapists often have their private practice.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Psychotherapist?

To get started as a Psychotherapist you will need a bachelor’s degree in psychology or psychotherapy. The degree will take 4 years and requires an additional work placement. If you are working with children or anyone under 18 you may also require a national police check and working with children clearance.

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Here are some potential career pathways within counselling. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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