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I currently hold a Diploma in Counselling and Psychology from the International Career Institute of NSW, as well as a Statement of Attainment in Relationship and Communication Counselling issued by Courses Direct Institute NSW.
Qualifications aside, I also bring to the table a wealth of personal and life experience. I myself have been married for over 35 years, with two sons and a daughter. In raising them, I made a point of distilling in my children, understanding of the importance of mutual respect and communication in relationships, as well as the sanctity of marriage.
My background is Cypriot Turkish and I have now lived here for 42 years and am proud to call this country my home. With Australia being the cultural melting pot that it is, I have had the pleasure of meeting and associating with people of from all backgrounds. Needless to say, I have also been exposed to many different beliefs and attitudes about how best to approach life and in particular, marriage. This experience has afforded me the insight and wisdom necessary in my line of work.
I chose counselling as a career path because I am dedicated to helping people achieve happiness in their personal relationships. I firmly believe that with proper understanding; problems, issues and disputes amongst people can be avoided – particularly where family, relatives and friends are concerned. This is a primary tenet in my own life and my goal is to help others to that end as well.
Although it may sound obvious, my view is that the keys to a happy relationship can be summed up in the following two phrases: “mutual respect” and “communication”. It is an oft-quoted statistic that depending on how the data is interpreted, as many as 50% of marriages in Australia will end in divorce; given that context, fostering a healthy marriage from the beginning is especially important and my goal is to help my clients in achieving this.
Through mutual understanding and respect, my wife and I have enjoyed each other’s companionship for over three decades, and helping people to achieve that same happiness is a great source of personal satisfaction for me.
If you or a loved one are experiencing difficulties in your relationships, it will be my privilege and pleasure to offer my services. By mastering the keys of communication and respect, I am confident you will realise your own “Happily Ever After”.