Child Abuse Counselor

Child abuse counselors typically work closely with child victims of abuse. They are often called upon to help recognize possible signs of abuse in a child. These signs may vary, depending on the type of abuse:

Physical Abuse
•Unexplained bruises, cuts, or other injuries
•Child flinches when touched

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Ethical and Legal Aspects of Counseling

Counselors and therapists, like other professionals, have established codes of ethics to guide them in the practice of helping others. The ethical standards of respected counseling professional bodies such as are the primary resources for counselors when they face ethical dilemmas. Acting ethically is not always easy, comfortable, or clear.

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Counseling: Career opportunities

The purpose of this article is to discuss the importance of counselling in the work place as a way of maximizing human resources.

The main reason why counselling is important in the work place might be considered a selfish one. Employers are interested in the productivity and performance of … Continue reading

Counsellor: Job description

Counsellors help people to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to their experiences. This allows clients to reflect on what is happening to them and consider alternative ways of doing things.

Counsellors work in a confidential setting and listen attentively to their clients. They offer them the time, … Continue reading

A professional counsellor and a lay counsellor

Not everybody who calls themselves ‘counsellor’ can provide professional counselling services in all over the world. There is no regulatory body or association for governing the practice of counselling in Nigeria and many other countries. This has unfortunately led to anybody with or without formal training, calling themselves as counsellors.

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