When searching for a counsellor one might consider some or all of the following questions
How to Select the Best Counselor / Counsellor?
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How many years of experience does the counsellor offer
When did she/he graduate?
Counsellors with less than five years of experience in the profession are considered new to the profession. Counsellors should have supervision in multiple settings prior to being effective in private practice. This position is usually adopted by very experienced counsellors later in a counselling career.
If new to the profession will the counsellor recognize serious concerns and provide an appropriate response?
If new, do they have on-going clinical supervision from an experienced counselor?
Does your prospect Counsellor holds a Master Degree from a recognized Degree Granting Institution/University?