Irvin Yalom said counsellors should view clients, not as the wounded, but as fellow travelers. I agree, and so I invite you to travel with me as I share what I have learned through 25 years of hearing intimate details of other people’s lives. What a privilege it is to be a counsellor. It has shaped me in ways I can’t even begin to describe. I couldn’t imagine who I would be if I hadn’t been so profoundly affected by the people I have met in this uniquely intimate way. If you are someone I have met along the road, thank you for all you have taught me. If you are just now entering my life, welcome, and I am honored.