Linda Ann’s Answer
There are different types of counselors. There are Guidance Counselors, Career Counselors, Life Coaches and Mental Health Counselors. Each has a different set of educational requirements to perform the "counseling" function.
Since I am not aware of the type of counseling that interests you, I suggest that you go to the website of the American Counseling Association and peruse it. It might help you to formulate an educational plan for your future.
As an FYI, Mental Health Counselors generally need a master's degree plus additional credentialing in order to perform that function. The website that I have mentioned with speak to the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential which is one of many types of mental health counselors.