Mercy Ministries and professional counselling

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?

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8 Comments on “Mercy Ministries and professional counselling

  1. […] an earlier post I reported on how one of our researchers was checking Mercy counsellors names with professional […]

  2. ex resident of mercy

    May 11, 2008 at 5:07

    Yeah the counsellor I had at Mercy wasn’t qualified either. She didn’t help me, it wasn’t real counselling.

  3. ex mercy gal

    May 16, 2008 at 6:43

    my counsellor wasnt qualified either…

    I had done a diploma of youth work when i was 17… I was more qualified than 99% of the staff at MM.

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  5. Lisa

    August 28, 2009 at 7:49

    I was on staff with Mercy Ministries back in 1994-95, and [staff member name removed] mistreated other staff all the time. She had a very foul mouth as well, and when I quit there it took a long time for me to trust Christian organizations again. I hope that she has changed.

  6. […] an earlier post, we reported on how one of our researchers was checking the Mercy Ministries counsellors names […]

  7. Russ

    July 26, 2012 at 3:01

    Mercy Ministries is a fraud…just like Penn State. While Mercy Ministries didn’t enable a sexual predator, they have caused untold pain to young women and their families by causing untold numbers of young women to have false memories of sexual abuse (and the young women often reject their families because of this, something entirely consistent with what a cult does). This is evil and shameful as well.

  8. […] an earlier post, we reported on how one of our researchers was checking the Mercy Ministries counsellors names […]

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