Counsellor, Marriage and Family

Couple?s Counsellor

Minimum Masters Degree in Counselling

Not required

The tasks a Counsellor, Marriage and Family is expected to perform include:

Providing individual, marital and family counselling services to adults and children

Assisting clients to identify personal and interactive problems

Achieving effective personal, marital and family development and adjustment

Collecting information about clients (individuals, married couples or families), using interview, case history and observation techniques, appraisal and assessment methods

Analysing information collected to determine advisability of counselling or referral to other specialists or institutions

Reviewing notes and information collected to identify problems and concerns

Consulting reference material, such as textbooks, manuals and journals, to identify symptoms, make diagnoses and develop treatment plan

Counselling clients, using counselling methods and procedures, such as psychotherapy and hypnosis, to assist clients in gaining insight into personal and interactive problems

Evaluating results of counselling methods to determine reliability and validity of treatment used

Skilled in understanding the problems of couples

Skilled in interviewing and methods

Ability to provide an opportunity to reflect the relationship?s difficulties

Skilled in providing a direction to the client

Knowledge of the appropriate treatment that needs to be suggested to the client

Skilled in psychotherapy and hypnosis techniques in order to counsel the client better

Not Applicable






Good listener

Good communication skills


It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Offices usually work from 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from office to office

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, joint pains, back pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month

For candidates with experience - INR 45,000 to INR 50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Public Administration in India

Public administration is a system through which the government carries out its business of ruling and controlling effectively. This system has been created in order to maintain a civil society and to cater to the needs of the public. Any unelected public employee who deals directly with the general public can be said to be a public administrator. They perform a wide range of functions, including managing city budgets, developing policy and legislation, implementing policies, analysing data to determine and solve public needs, ensuring security, etc. Its functions come under the spheres of public wellbeing. Maintaining public administration is the first and foremost responsibility of any government.

Of late, public administration has been introduced in Academia. The aim of educating people in public administration is to train them in democratic values such as equality, justice, security, effectiveness, and order. It also prepares such human resources who can critically analyse and review public policies of the government. The modern competitive world has given rise to a huge a requirement of specialized, educated, Public Administrators because of the ongoing pressure of globalization, information technology, and terrorism. Counselling is one career option which is fast gaining momentum in India, as people are seeking more professional and educated help in order to achieve the best in life. There are a number of jobs and career prospects for a trained and motivated Counsellor and Counsellor, Marriage and Family is a great option as young couples nowadays are willing to seek advice on their married life.


Counselling agencies

Psychotherapy clinics

Family courts

Cities and towns across India