The following are five basic moral principles as described by Welfel and Kitchener (1984). These are now reflected in all professional codes for the counseling professions. These same ethics apply to Psychic-Mediums and Intuitive Consultants.
1. Beneficence – benefit others – implies accepting responsibility for promoting what is good for others.
2. Nonmaleficence – do no harm—involves the commitment of counselors to exercise care in avoiding activities that have a high risk of hurting clients, even inadvertently.
3. Autonomy – respect for the individuality of the spirit—refers to the client’s self-determination. It pertains to the belief that clients have freedom of thought and freedom to choose their direction. This principle implies that counselors do not have the right to interfere in the lives of their clients by making decisions for them.
4. Justice- fairness—refers to the commitment of counselors to provide equal and fair treatment to all clients. This includes doing what is possible to ensure that all people are given equal access to counseling, regardless of factors such as age, sex, race, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, socioeconomic status, lifestyle orientation, sexual orientation or religion.
5. Fidelity –faithful—refers to making honest promises and faithfully honoring these commitments to clients. This involves a counselor’s willingness to do what is necessary to create a trusting and therapeutic climate in which people can search for their own solutions. This principle involves being careful not to deceive or exploit clients.
The professional code of ethics for psychics, mediums, and healers is as follows:
I, Meredith Grubb, certify that as a professional spiritual practitioner, I proudly honor the code of ethical principles as set forth and outlined below on behalf of all clients, personnel, and professionals I work and operate with:
Keep Confidential. A client's trust is highly valued, and everything shared within the client-practitioner sphere is kept strictly confidential. It is ethical only to disclose confidential information only when the client consents to it or when there is a real and imminent threat of harm to the client or to others, and this threat can only be diffused by a breach of confidentiality.
Respect Rights. I respect the rights and preferences of my clients, my students, and my spiritual colleagues. I agree to recognize a person's right to refuse or accept help on their terms and will never force a reading, message, opinions, or lifestyle on those who choose to withhold.
Do No Harm. I understand that abilities have been gifted to me by Spirit to use only in serving the highest and greatest good of all involved. I know that my gifts are solely intended for healing, helping, and supporting others. I strive to always use my resources appropriately, in the best way possible, and only for the benefit of my community, of which I am a part.
Commitment. I owe my clients and my colleagues complete loyalty. I agree only to provide spiritual services when I can do so as an unbiased and clear vessel. I agree to certify that which I have only personally verified.
Colleagues. A spiritual professional supports other colleagues and only behaves towards his/her colleagues as she/he would wish them to behave towards him/her. When necessary, he/she communicates with colleagues who are involved in a project for the same individual.
Providing Services. I only offer those services that I believe will genuinely help the client, student, or colleague at their highest level. No service will be offered or prepared if it will not ultimately be what is truly best for the client. When examining an issue is beyond my capacity, I will refer to a network of trusted professionals.