Who are qualified counsellors?

When searching for a counsellor, always feel free to inquire about qualifications, training and experience.

The requirements for counselling practice vary between, and even within, countries. Generally, counsellors providing psychological services have specialized training in counselling, a Masters level graduate degree, are licensed by a professional association to use a professional title (such as: Psychologist, Social Worker, Certified Canadian Counsellor, etc.), and subscribe to a professional code of ethics.

Counsellors registered with a professional body are legally accountable for wrongdoing within the counselling context.

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