Counseling would be more involved. How about being a school psychologist?
Actually, my point is likely the opposite.
I am not sure re where Seed is, but here, there are Mickey Mouse "counselling" courses that allow people to hang out a shingle, but are extremely sub-standard, and do not allow for employment in places where a professional qualification is demanded.
Thus, people are paying good money for a seeming "short-cut" that ends up getting them nowhere.
I would argue that, if this is also the case where Seed is, that he bites the bullet, even though it is likely to mean 6 years of training for either profession.