Ethics of Counselling


Professional disclosure- a counsellor must represent his or her professional qualifications and experiences correctly to the client. This information should contain counsellor’s background, training and qualifications, fee and the area of specialisation.

Professional relationships– counsellors need to respect and protect their clients. This means that counsellors should not engage in any other kind of relationship with client that could doubt the counsellor’s objectivity and judgement and interfere with the therapeutic process.

Referral and termination– counselors must also protect their clients while making referral or termination of counselling process. These situations must be handled with sensitivity. The counsellor while referring should also give the name of competent and qualifies counsellors and not of ill reputed counsellors. Counsellors should discuss with the client the termination of counselling much in advance to the actual termination.

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