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A counselor is best described as an unbiased wise friend without any personal agenda who has the professional skills and experience to help you.

A counselor will:

  • Listen to you
  • Treat you with unconditional positive regard
  • Empathise
  • Remain unbiased
  • Be honest at all times
  • Do their best to understand your world and how you view it
  • Impart wisdom and experience
  • Help you explore why you think, feel and behave as you do
  • Provide suggestions and assist you with a plan of action
  • Set assignments or tasks where appropriate
  • Help you climb life’s mountains

A good counselor will also gently challenge any unhelpful beliefs or assumptions you may have – and, if denial exists, help you to overcome it.

Imagine a little girl is watching her mother prepare a pot roast. She asks: “Mommy, why do we cut the ends off the pot roast before cooking it?”

Her mother replies: “Well darling, that’s how we cook a pot roast.”

“Yes mommy I know. But why?”

“Because that’s how you cook a pot roast darling – it’s the way we have always cooked a pot roast. It’s how my mommy taught me how to cook a pot roast. If you really want to know, why don’t you go and ask grandma – she’s in the lounge.”

The little girl goes into the lounge and asks: “Grandma, why do we cut the ends off the pot roast before we cook it?”

Her grandma answers: “Well darling, that’s how we cook a pot roast.”

“Yes grandma, I understand that. But why?”

“Because that’s how you cook a pot roast darling – it’s the way we have always cooked a pot roast. It’s how my mommy taught me how to cook a pot roast. If you really want to know, why don’t you go and ask great grandma – she’s only upstairs.”

The little girl goes upstairs and asks her great grandma: “Why do we cut the ends off the pot roast before we cook it?”

Her great grandma replies: “Well darling, that’s how we cook a pot roast – it’s the way we have always done it.”

“Yes I know great grandma! But why do we have to?”

“Well darling, when I was a little girl we didn’t have a pan big enough to cook it in.”

Sometimes automatic assumptions need to be challenged!

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Online Counseling provides clients all over the world with email, telephone and video conference counseling sessions.

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This page was written by Mr T. Roberts of Online Counseling Fast. .

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