Controversial Counsellor Cyril George Lutterodt’s loudmouth seems to have finally caught up with him as the Ghana Psychological Council has banned him from holding himself out as a counsellor.
According to the Council, it’s against the law for an individual without the proper qualifications to hold him/herself out as a counsellor, thus Lutterodt is contravening the laws of Ghana by presenting himself as Counsellor Lutterodt.
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The Council has thus written to Lutterodt, warning him to stop holding himself out as a counsellor, whilst also warning the media not to take him on any program to give out advice as a counsellor.
“The [Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act] stipulates in Section 140 that a person who does not have the requisite qualification and who is not registered with the Council but wilfully and falsely uses any name, title or in addition implying a qualification of practice as a psychologist (or counsellor); and practices or professes to practice psychology of which include counselling or receives payment to provide psychological services commits an offence and is punishable by law,” the Registrar of the Council, Dr Dinah Baah-Odoom, said in a letter addressed to Lutterodt.
“Any media house that does this is in contravention of the above-mentioned law, Section 140(c) which states that a person who employs a non-registered practitioner; (e) without being registered under Part IV of the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857); that is not registered with the Council but practices or professes to practice psychology of which include counselling or receives payment to provide psychological services commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than two hundred and fifty penalty units and not more than five thousand penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not more than ten years or both.”. it added.
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This ‘ban’ comes after a recent expression of disgust by the Ghana Psychological Council over his comments that any lady with natural hair is depressed.
At the moment, it seems the hilarious appearances on tv we get from Lutterodt are done, although I can’t wait to see what he has to say in response to the letter.