Ethical Issues in Professional Counselling Practice in Nigeria

By Muhammad Sani Umar Kulumbu


 The paper discussed ethical issues in relation to counselling practice. It examined the ethical needs and the moral principles necessary for determining the rightness and wrongness of counselling activities/decisions for effective practicing. Counselling practice is guided by code of ethics and standards which provides a common base for the application and interpretations of an assessment and evaluation tools in counselling service. Practicing counsellor needs some ethical guidelines as code of conduct, the constitutions and other regulatory rules for conforming standard. Ethics remain the backbone of counselling in unfolding complicated interconnected worldwide technological advancement that made changes in life style of humanity. Suggestions were made at the end to ensure sound professional counselling practice with satisfactory ethical compliance.

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