Pastor Cyril George Carstensen Lutterodt who is popularly known as ‘Counsellor’ Lutterodt has hit back at the Ghana Psychological Council over their letter seeking to ban him from counselling on either TV or radio.
George Lutterodt detailed that the council can never ban him from performing his duties because he is a pastoral counsellor.
According to him, he graduated and was ordained as a pastoral counsellor in 2005 and has been practising since then.
“I am a pastoral counsellor… I have certificates, I have learnt and still learning. I was trained by a school… but the only challenge is that whatever training you have, it was made clear to us that our certificates cannot run circular,” he disclosed on Peace FM’s ‘Entertainment Review’.
“Within what I have learnt so far, I am a qualified pastoral counsellor not by their council (Psychological Council) …they cannot, till I die ban me in this country, never!” Lutterodt added.
Lutterodt further added that the registrar of the Psychological Council, Diana Baah Odoom had earlier threatened on Adom FM that he would use him as a scapegoat.
The Ghana Psychological Council in a letter to Mr Lutterodt indicated 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 psychologist or counsellor and practices or profess to practice psychology of which include counselling or receives payment to provide psychological services commits an offence and is punishable by law”.
But Mr Lutterodt stated that he only speaks to issues anytime he is called on either radio or TV because he was trained to do so.
“The freedom of speech in this country gives me the right as a gazetted Reverend Minister to share my opinion on every issue, I don’t impose my opinion on anybody,” he stressed.