Fake Counsellors and Psychologists

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Fake Counsellors and Psychologists

Post by Psyfer »


I recently came across a fake counsellor https://thescottishpetbereavementcounsellingservice.com and it has made me really angry. I was then googling and looked up The Speakmans and got even more angry.

Is anyone doing anything about this? Seems like media shouldn't be helping these individuals promote themselves. Thoughts?
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Re: Fake Counsellors and Psychologists

Post by Fenella »

There was a lot of discussion here viewtopic.php?f=12&t=13708&start=15

I think the issue is that most titles (counsellor/psychotherapist/psychologist etc) aren’t protected. So the pet bereavement lady isn’t technically doing anything wrong, I think? She doesn’t have many qualifications, but seems to have presented them honestly. I like the “how to improve your mental health certificate”!
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Re: Fake Counsellors and Psychologists

Post by miriam »

Indeed, a hot topic for me, and one I've actively campaigned on for some time. You'll see I recently posted in the thread that Fenella linked above too.

See my blog at http://clinpsyeye.wordpress.com
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