ViBD members align their
thinking and acting according to the above mentioned principles. In practice
Self-determination – The course and the
centre of counselling are the decision and responsibility of the client. The
counsellor or coach provides suggestions and encouragement, and therefore
offers help to the client’s development of his or her ability of self-help.
Professional Discretion – Counsellors
and coaches are obliged to keep professional discretion towards third
parties concerning the contents of any interview.
Commandment of Distance – The
counsellor or coach is obliged to design the process of counselling in such
a way that impartiality and distance are guaranteed without manipulating the
client and without creating dependence on the counsellor or coach. Personal
relationships to clients are handled accordingly.
Exemption of Malpractice – The
counsellor or coach may not misuse or abuse his or her position and his or
her prominence of knowledge. The relationship to clients is to be designed
in a way so that a working based relationship within equal persons can be
developed. The client’s freedom of decision and autonomy must be respected
Fair Competition – The interaction of
ViBD members with each other as well as with external competitors is
characterized by respect and fairness. Unobjective criticism, personal
degradation and unfair competition are contradictory to the principles of
ViBD e.V. and are to be defaulted. At the same time an open and transparent
competition on a basis of Individual Psychological principles has a
constructive effect on interaction and will enhance the association’s
Continuous Self-Reflection – A
continuous and steady self-reflection for counsellors and coaches is
mandatory for the implementation of these ethical principles and principles
of acting. This reflection is to be done in associate dialogues, one-on-one
coaching, group coaching, supervision or research groups.
Special features for:
Professional coaches, counsellors, supervisors, analyzers and
psychotherapists are extraordinarily bound to the basic parameters of
their profession, i.e. condition of settings, professional discretion,
also concerning documentation and supervision etc.
institutions are reliable to teach professional tools in consideration
of the mentioned ethical principles.