counsellor coun‧sel‧lor [ˈkaʊnslə ǁ -ər] , counselor noun [countable]
someone whose job is to help or advise people
comˌmercial ˈcounsellor JOBS COMMERCE
someone who represents their country abroad and advises companies on trade between the two countries; =trade representative:

• For further information regarding export issues, please contact the Office of the First Commercial Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in London.

ˈdebt ˌcounsellor , debt counselor JOBS FINANCE
someone who helps and advises people who are having trouble paying their debts

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counsellor UK US /ˈkaʊnsələr/ noun [C] UK (US counselor) HR
a person who has been trained to do the job of listening to people who have problems or who want to achieve something, and giving them advice: »

An employment counselor helps individual clients to set goals for themselves in education, training and employment.

See also CAREER COUNSELLOR(Cf. ↑career counsellor), COMMERCIAL COUNSELLOR(Cf. ↑commercial counsellor), DEBT COUNSELLOR(Cf. ↑debt counsellor)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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