Is this for real!! Becoming a counselor in eight weeks!!! Or get a 2-Day workshop and name yourself a counsellor or psychologist???
I don't think that this is laughable as it is a very serious issue when addressing mental health. The possibility exists that a person who is not professionally trained is liable to cause grave damage to a client.
Counselling is one of the most abused profession, because all religious leaders think they are counselors too. Even some teachers, lawyers , motivational speakers and to my amazement even chefs these days think that they are born counsellors, that’s because they are good at either providing advice, or they possess good communication skills.
This is ridiculous .To be a qualified counsellor you need at least a degree in the subject with at least 256 hours of *supervised practice*.
Calling one’s self a counsellor having no formal education in the field is same as, calling someone with a Red Cross Certificate a certified surgeon.
Instead of looking for shortcuts to get into a profession, consider making the monetary, and personal sacrifice of going to a real accredited school. You will have the personal satisfaction of having completed a degree and the piece of mind that you can actually do that job professionally. Stop playing with the life of innocent people who are already so much disturbed, they don’t deserve this please !!!!
This is also a disgrace for real counsellors and Clinical Psychologists/Therapists, who practice and study for years. It is fraud and anyone found guilty should be dealt strictly by law.