What are the ethics of counselling?

Counselling has certain ethics which a good psychologist must follow, have a good meaningful and correct approach to therapy. 

  1. Beneficence: A psychologist must accept responsibility for promoting what is good for the client with the expectation that the seeker will benefit from the counselling sessions.
  2. Nonmaleficence: “do no harm”. The psychologist must avoid at all times, (even inadvertently) any activities or situations with the seeker that could cause a conflict of interest.
  3. Autonomy: The psychologist’s ethical responsibility to encourage seeker independent thinking and decision- making, and to deter all forms of client dependency.