marriage counsellor


Marriage counsellors support and guide couples and families that are going through crises such as depression, substance abuse and relationship problems. They help improving their communication by providing group or individual therapy.

Scope notes

Excludes family social workers.

Alternative label

  • relationship coach

  • family counsellor

  • marriage guidance worker

  • marriage and family counsellor

  • marital crisis counsellor

  • couples counsellor

  • marriage guidance counsellor

  • marriage crisis counsellor

  • marriage guidance advisor

  • family therapist

  • marriage counselling team leader

  • marriage guidance and advice counsellor

  • relationship counsellor

  • marriage guidance and relationship counsellor

  • marriage and family therapist

  • marriage counselling team member

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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