Professinal Framework Report

Professional Framework Report

A qualified counsellor is a person who has taken a diploma in counselling, and has a recognized qualification (BACP).   They would have regular supervision; have the relevant training, and also lots of experience.   Someone who has just counselling skills cannot offer one to one sessions without supervision on a long or short term basis, are not experienced enough to deal with emotional situations and problems, and can open up emotional wounds and then not have the skills to help the client deal with it. .   The difference between a counsellor and someone who uses counselling skills in other occupations is that counsellors don’t give advice like for example, nurses, social workers, or teachers.   A non qualified counsellor should not describe themselves as a counsellor because they do not have the qualification or skills to provide a therapeutic counselling session. A non qualified counsellor will not have the experience necessary to offer a productive counselling session as they may not have the complete knowledge of health and safety issues, opening and ending a session, time boundaries etc and they also may not have developed enough the correct attitude to offer the three core conditions of Empathy, UPR and Congruence.  

Main elements of BACP Ethical Framework are:
Fidelity: honoring the trust placed in the practitioner
Being trustworthy is regarded as fundamental to understanding and resolving ethical issues.
Autonomy: respect for the client’s right to be self-governing
This principle emphasizes the importance of the client’s commitment to participating in counseling or psychotherapy, usually on a voluntary basis.
Beneficence: a commitment to promoting the client’s well-being
The principle of beneficence means acting in the best interests of the client based on professional assessment.
Non-maleficence: a commitment to avoiding harm to the client
Non-maleficence involves: avoiding sexual, financial, emotional or...