What does a Counselor II do?

Counselors use their training and qualification in counseling methods to help clients manage, cope, and overcome their mental and emotional issues. Counselors listen to their patients and develop treatment plans and coping strategies for difficulties they face in their daily lives. Working in mental health facilities, hospitals, and schools, counselors encourage clients to face and discuss their emotions and their experiences.

Counselors examine issues including substance abuse, bullying, career, depression, stress, and suicide, and work with families to develop a therapeutic process that keeps a comfortably holistic mind and body approach in mind. They help clients define their goals, craft a plan of action, and to gain insight into better ways of doing things and managing life’s challenges. Counselors record a patient’s progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed. When appropriate, they create treatment plans which include appointments with additional counselors, medication, or other services. Counselors need a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or counseling and some go on for a master’s degree. To practice this, they need a minimum of three years experience as a professional counselor and state licensing where applicable.

Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Counselor II Salaries

Average Base Pay

£31,856 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
See More Insights
Not enough salaries reported to show distribution
Median: £32K
See More Insights
Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Counselor II Career Path

Learn how to become a Counselor II, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Counselor II
Senior Counselor
Staff Counselor
See Career Path

Counselor II Insights

Read what Counselor II professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Camp WinaduCamp Winadu
General Counselor
12 Jul 2020

“If you love to have fun and work with kids this is the best place to work!”

Swasthya SewakSwasthya Sewak
Medical Counselor
26 Sep 2019

“it is very cordial place to work and you get lot of opportunities to grow your skills and upgrade your career”

Counselor II
28 Jul 2019

“The training was terrible and I had no idea what I was meant to be doing at any point.”

13 Aug 2021

“best coaching institute in PuneVery well managed centre for CCNA CCNP And many More Certification preparation.”

Gold Arrow Camp
Group Counselor
7 Jan 2022

“met the best people and even though it can be stressful... totally worth it in the end.”

Camp Bow WowCamp Bow Wow
17 Aug 2020

“She finally sits down and tells me what pay is and I asked her about benefits and breaks.”

Banner Day CampBanner Day Camp
Group Counselor
3 Dec 2020

“Not the best pay in the world (but they've been raising it year after year!)”

Camps Airy and LouiseCamps Airy and Louise
20 Jan 2020

“Not the best pay (but pretty much what you expect working at a summer camp)”

See More

Counselor II Interviews

Related Careers

Academic Counselor
No skills overlap
School Counselor
13% skills overlap
25% skills overlap
25% skills overlap

Counselor II jobs

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a counselor ii

When working as a counselor ii, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are CPR, GOOD Communication, Administering, Motivational Interviewing and IN Spanish.

The most similar professions to counselor ii are:
  • Academic Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Admissions
  • Therapist