The purpose of counselling is not to give advice, but to help you understand your feelings and behaviour better and if you want to, to change your behaviour or the way you think about things.
Some are working through life crises, others are coming to terms with loss, going through relationship problems, or have suffered abuse. Some are simply keen to understand themselves better.
Generally, clients who I have seen for counselling have been successful in tackling their most pressing problems.
People who engage in longer-term psychotherapy have a greater opportunity to grow as people and to build a capacity to address life’s challenges and make meaning of them.