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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Counselling and Psychotherapy

‘Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.’

Counselling is not distinct from psychotherapy. There is a tendency … Continue reading