Child Abuser Wants to Become a Counsellor

by Chuck Eelhart
(Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada)

Help me please! Another acquaintance of mine has done the same thing. I mean he has initially been an abuser, come clean and is apparently now ready to face his punishment. Before the sentence has even been read, he already vows that he will become a counsellor to others. Am I missing something here? Does not the fact that his personal judgment was at one time so poor that he offended, not preclude him FOR LIFE from inflicting his counsel, no matter how correct or insightful it may now be, on others??

I also have a relative who is sociopathic. He abused his wife for years. He too took counselling, but the only effect was that he learned how to manipulate every adviser into agreeing with his own absurd ever-changing diagnosis of himself. He too has declared that he would make such a fine counsellor.

Please someone help me. Is there a name for this type of behaviour? Has this phenomena been widely documented? Can I find some reference material to support my views so I can try to stop my "friend" from doing this??

Thank You

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