Role of the professional total counsellor in a society of self-acclaimed counsellors
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Lagos State Chapter Counselling Association of Nigeria
In spite of the development around the world, it appears to be getting more and more difficult in most settings in the country for individuals to confide in or share personal problems with people who claim to be professional counsellors / therapists. This is as a result of the proliferation of counsellors and the counselling profession in Nigeria. The aim of this article is to beam a search light on the role of the "Total Counsellor" who serves as a therapist in Professional counselling. The skills, competencies, qualities / characteristics and ethical issues in professional counselling were examined. The total outcome of counselling were based on personal experiences of authors in certain settings in the country. Conclusions and recommendations were made on how to strengthen aprofession that does not seem to have been totally accepted in the country.
Total-counsellor , Therapist , Professionalism , Proliferation , Competencies , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Nwadinigwe, I.P. Ahimie, B. Ahimie, A. (2016). Role of the professional total counsellor in a society of self-acclaimed counsellors. The Lagos Counsellor, 9(1), 201-207.