What does a counsellor (not) do?

A while ago I saw a trailer for a film called The Counsellor. Apparently the counsellor in question is a hotshot lawyer, smart, ambitious and morally flexible, working for a drug-trafficking cartel. Not much like anyone I know. As we already learned from American TV shows, “counsellor” is an honorary title used in some countries for a courtroom lawyer, meaning, like the Godfather’s “consigliere”, someone who gives advice, or counsel. This meaning persists in other uses of the word: a counsellor can be an officer in the diplomatic service or someone who advises on debt and other problems. The Queen has about 600 Privy Counsellors to advise her, mostly senior politicians. People who sit

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Catherine Winchester Reg. MBACP (Accred.), BSc (Hons), Postgrad. Diploma (counselling), Postgrad. Diploma (clinical supervision) 

Counselling adults, children and young people in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire since 2014

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