Lynn B. it is the Holy Spirit that changes the person (John 16:8). Christ is the Power of God and Wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24). The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (Romans 1:16). Lynn B., Lord Jesus didn’t say go counsel nor get accredited, rather, He commanded we go make disciples. The 35-ish year old rejected the call to repentance according to the Word of God (which was lovingly quoted to the 35-ish year old).
Lynn B., who counseled Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)? He had an encounter with the Living God!
A friend of mine has a cousin that went through a gender change, now claiming to be a man, the person is in training to be a counselor in church.
Referring to the Christ, Isaiah wrote the He be called “Counselor” (Isaiah 9:6).
The children of God point at Christ and say “He is everything!”