Press Release by the Ministry for Social Justice and Solidarity, the Family and Children’s Rights: More than 70 counsellors granted warrant
Reference Number: PR211765
More than 70 counsellors were awarded their warrant, so as to be able to start practicing within the counselling profession, where this profession was in itself acknowledged in the recent years, after changes in the law which took place within the Ministry for Social Justice and Solidarity, the Family and Children’s Rights.
Minister Michael Falzon presented these certificates during a graduation ceremony, in which he insisted on the importance of strengthening every profession linked to mental health and social welfare.
“It is crucial that we keep pulling one rope together, and adopt a multidisciplinary approach, even between ourselves as working professionals, where these include counsellors, psychotherapists and also psychologists. This is to be carried-out whilst ensuring that the client is always at the centre of every form of assistance being provided.”
Minister Michael Falzon insisted on the importance that working professionals are given the work space and necessary autonomy, so that they would be able to practice their chosen profession.
During the same graduation ceremony, the importance of psychological aid was clearly highlighted, where more cases are being registered in relation to mental health, and with this having become more evident during the pandemic, which in turn has affected all of society.