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    I'm thinking of leaving my job and either becoming a counsellor/ teacher but can't decide. Aside from psychological wellbeing practioner courses, I can't see courses where you learn psychological health techniques because that's what I'm interested. My Psychology degree alone didn't t give any practical everyday advice on how people should manage their mental health in order to become some sort of advice worker or practioner.

    I know a 2:2 will hold me back but I had my own Issues in my final year causing my grades to fall.

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    I'm afraid that would be very unlikely, unless you know someone from within the industry who could get you a position.

    There are just too many psychology graduates out there for a 2:2 to be competitive.

    The lowliest research position will be inundated with applicants, many who will have 1st class degrees and many more willing to work for free.
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    I'm thinking of then becoming an assistant psychologist and see if I can progress to an wellbeing practioner, but will a 2:2 without a masters always hold me back?

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    As above, yes I'm afraid absolutely it will hold you back in applying for paid assistant psychology jobs.

    I'm saying this as someone who has worked in the field.

    You could attempt to get a "voluntary" (ie unpaid skivvy) position as an assistant psychologist or research assistant to build up your experience and then apply for paid positions.

    Perhaps looking at a graduate route into teaching would be a good idea
 
 
 
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