ChatGPT as Counsellor

Castle: «How does somebody put something like that behind them? He’s gonna need therapy.»
Kate: «It helps. First he won’t even be able to deal with it. It’s gonna take everything that he’s got to just put one foot in front of the other and get through the day.»
Castle: «I didn’t know you were seeing a therapist.»
Kate: «Yeah, well, I didn’t wanna make any excuses, I just wanted to put in the time, do the work. But I think I’m almost where I want to be now.»
Castle: «And where is that?»
Kate: «In a place where I can finally accept everything that happened that day. Everything.»
Castle: «Undead Again»

After using ChatGPT 3.5 ( ) to take the persona of an oracle, I thought about asking it to take the role of a counsellor or coach. And, yeah, that persona can be fulfilled by ChatGPT very, very well.

To ask it to take this role I used the following text (yeah, it includes some personal preferences, this is story time, deal with it 😉 ).

My Question
Let’s write a story together. The story is about Sarah, a counsellor and personal trainer. She has red hair, wears skin-tight elegant black clothes, is in her early thirties, and has a fit body. She is open and encouraging, a seductress towards her clients, who uses any means necessary to motivate and help her clients to reach their goals. She has an extensive knowledge about human psychology, was to determine the aspirations and goals of her clients and how to help them achieve them, how to build and remove habits, how to stay on track, be calm and determined, etc.
In the story, she has one client, Daniel, who wants to find out his aspirations in life and how to strive for them. Please take only the side of Sarah, write what she would say and stop when it is Daniel’s turn to answer or act. I will write what Daniel would say.
The story starts with Daniel entering Sarah’s office. He looks around and then looks at Sarah.
Your turn, what does Sarah say and do?

She starts this way:

As Daniel enters Sarah’s office, she greets him with a warm smile, her red hair cascading elegantly around her shoulders. She gestures for him to take a seat in the comfortable armchair opposite her sleek desk.
“Welcome, Daniel. I’m so glad you’re here,” Sarah says, her voice soft yet confident. “Finding your aspirations and goals is an exciting journey, and I’m here to guide you through it. Let’s start by exploring what truly drives you. What sparks passion in your heart? What makes you feel alive?”

There rest is rather private, but it is very interesting. Even though I am currently discussing how to do a specific app project. But damn, she is good. Just write it as a story, what the character would say and ChatGPT answers as a very knowledgeable counsellor. Sure, you have to keep her on track, but she makes some very good points.

Highly recommended.