CounseLing vs. CounseLLing
It’s a matter of geography. Since you are one of those U.S. persons outside the United States we will use the word “CounseLLor”.
“Counsellor” is the preferred spelling outside the United States.
If you prefer to use the word “counselor” you probably are not interested in joining the large numbers of Americans who are renouncing U.S. citizenship.
Speaking of counselling:
Because I am a lawyer, any counselling session you have with me will be governed by the rules of “lawyer client” privilege. This means that:
“What’s said in my office, stays in my office.”
Speaking of Renouncing U.S. Citizenship
It has reached the point where it is very difficult and expensive (both from an actual and opportunity cost perspective) for U.S. citizens living outside the United States to both continue with U.S. tax compliance and retain their U.S. citizenship.
To “retain or renounce” that is the question. More and more people are simply forced to renounce their U.S. citizenship.