One mark of professionalism is to employ professionals with degrees or qualifications from reputable univeristies. Another is to have these qualified people enrol as members of professional peak bodies such as the Australian Counselling Association.
One of our researchers has taken the time to check the names of six counsellors, past and present, employed by Mercy Ministries, against those registered with the ACA. Only one of the names checked was currently registered. This counsellor, whilsy registered now, started as a counsellor and was treating girls in 2003, but was not registered until 2004.
Surely it’s not that hard to get these people registered and present them as qualified professionals?