Ghana Psychological Council bans Counselor Lutterdot from posing as counselor

Ghana Psychological Council bans Counselor Lutterdot from posing as counselor

- The Ghana Psychological Council has banned Counselor Luterdot from holding himself as such

- The council said Lutterodt does not have the proper qualification to call himself a counsellor

- The management has thus warned him to refrain from using that title and appearing on media platforms in that capacity

- This was contained in a letter written to Lutterdot by the council and copied to the media

Controversial and loudmouthed George Lutterdot has been banned by the Ghana Psychological Council (GPC) from referring to himself as a counsellor.

The council has also warned Lutterdot never to appear on any media platform to share his views on matters in the name of being a counselor.

It also warned that any media organisation which allows Lutterdrot to mount its platform in the name of a counselor would be in trouble.

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This was contained in a letter the GPC addressed to the controversial self-proclaiming counselor by the GPC and copied to the media.

According to the letter, Lutterodt does not have the proper qualification to parade himself as a counselor as he has done for some years now.

The letter also detailed that it was wrong for any person to falsely call himself a counselor when he or she has not received training in psychology like Lutterdot is doing.

It added that it was also a crime for one to receive payment for such services, when it is not licensed to do so.

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“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, wrote in the letter addressed to Lutterodt and copied to the media.

“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,” the letter further stated.

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George Lutterdot is known mainly for controversies and attacking personalities.

He has been in the news for saying Yvonne Okoro is aging and must marry before it was too late for him.

Lutterodt had also called the likes of Yvonne Nelson, Mzbel, Afia Schwar, and others names.

His own good friend, Maurice Ampaw, in an earlier report by YEN.com.gh, revealed why Lutterodt had made it a goal to just foment trouble.

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