Genetic Counsellor

Genetic counselling is the process through which knowledge about the genetic aspects of illnesses is shared by trained professionals with those who are at an increased risk or either having a heritable disorder or of passing it on to their unborn offspring. A genetic counsellor provides information on the inheritance of illnesses and their recurrence risks; addresses the concerns of patients, their families, and their health care providers; and supports patients and their families dealing with these illnesses.


World Health Organisation. (2017). Genetic Counselling Services. Retrieved from: http://www.who.int/genomics/professionals/counselling/en/