Our expert says:
Sounds like the counsellor was working from old-fashioned and over-simplified ways of interpreting what happened, and ignoring his history of child abuse. There is a higher incidence of abusing in people who have been abused, sadly, though only in the case of a minority of the abused. Of course he can help himself, though he should not deal with this on his own, but by working with a properly trained psychologist and not just an amateur counsellor. You can help him best by encouraging him to get into therapy and to persist with it. And seeing a therapist. counsellor yourself may be wise, to help you work through your own felings here, and to develop better watys of coping and handling this difficult situation.
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