Why I became a counsellor
By Gregory Starbuck, Jan 20 2017 10:00AM
Put in very simple terms… I believe everyone is entitled to a better life.
I cannot make you richer financially, but I hope to help you become richer in other ways.
Helping you to have a better connection with those around you, by having a better understanding of the connections within yourself.
I have spent most of my working life dealing with people in a one-to-one setting, in retail and over the phone, to identify but two. Helping people to make decisions and choices that are right for them. I have often been told that I am easy to talk to, that I have a warm and welcoming demeanour. These qualities are key components to creating a good therapeutic relationship.
I have experienced many different situations in my lifetime so far, which has enabled me to develop a deep sense of empathy with my clients. I hope in our sessions together that this becomes apparent to you as a client, that I understand what I am hearing from you, and that I understand what it is to ‘be in your shoes’.
I was taught the principles as a child of listening to others, respecting diversity, and holding people in their individual esteem. To treat people as individuals regardless of age, race, gender, sexuality, or ability and valuing their uniqueness.
It is my hope that through counselling with me, you the client, can unravel the hidden or locked away aspects of your life. The things that have been the cause of your distress, and begin to make your future more fulfilled.
Well said. Good work.