I see such conflicted views from people seeking help. Some people seem to feel they don’t really have a problem but they are just checking things out (this usually means there is a problem but they aren’t ready to acknowledge it as such), others know they have a problem but don’t think it is bad enough to warrant much attention.
Other people know there is a lot going on, but for one reason or another they are just not ready to commit the time it takes to work on it and others seem to believe it can all be solved in just one session.
All of these experience show how confusing it can be be when people do reach out for counselling, the article below explores more about those I never hear from.
The bottom line is there is still a lot of misunderstanding about what counselling is and what it can achieve.
It is hard work. It can at times be very upsetting and mean revisiting painful emotions and experiences in our life. By doing that we can view them from a different perspective with an impartial person accompanying the journey.
This process can take a short time or a long time, it depends on so many factors.
But if there is something going on for you that you are not happy with, then what is holding you back from trying to change it?