Yes, counselling can be an effective form of treatment for a wide range of mental health concerns. Counselling provides a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through counselling, you can gain insight into your challenges, develop coping skills, and make positive changes in your life.

The effectiveness of counselling depends on several factors, including your motivation and commitment to the process, the quality of the therapeutic relationship between you and your counsellor, and the counsellor's training, experience, and approach. Research has shown that certain types of counselling can be particularly effective for a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse.

However, it's important to note that counselling is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and what works for one person may not work for another. Additionally, some people may require medication or other forms of treatment in addition to counselling.


The length of counselling can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the your goals, the severity of your concerns, and the type of therapy you are receiving. In general, short-term counselling can last anywhere from 6-12 sessions, while longer-term therapy may last for several months or even years.

The duration of counselling may also depend on the your progress and your ability to apply the skills and insights gained in therapy to your everyday life. Some people find that they achieve their goals within a few sessions, while others may require ongoing support and guidance for an extended period of time.

It's important to note that counselling is a collaborative process between the you and your counsellor, and the length of therapy may be adjusted based on the your needs and progress. Additionally, some people may benefit from periodic check-ins even after completing counselling to maintain their progress and address any ongoing concerns.

Ultimately, the length of counselling can vary depending on your needs and goals.


No, not only unwell people see counsellors. While it is true that counselling can be helpful for those who are struggling with mental health issues or other problems, it is not exclusively for those who are unwell.

People may seek counselling for a variety of reasons, such as to work through relationship issues, to cope with stress or grief, to explore personal growth and development, to improve communication skills, or simply to have a supportive and non-judgmental space to talk about their thoughts and feelings.

Counselling can be beneficial for anyone who wants to improve their emotional well-being, regardless of whether they have a mental health diagnosis or not. In fact, many people who seek counselling are functioning well in their daily lives but may be experiencing difficulties in specific areas of their lives or simply want to enhance their personal growth and self-awareness.


Beliefs about oneself can form through a variety of experiences and interactions throughout life. These experiences can be positive or negative and can come from a range of sources, including family, friends, teachers, media, and personal experiences.

One of the most significant factors that contribute to self-beliefs is the feedback we receive from others. When we receive positive feedback and validation from others, it can lead to positive self-beliefs, such as feeling confident, capable, and worthy. However, when we receive negative feedback or criticism, it can lead to negative self-beliefs, such as feeling inadequate, insecure, or unworthy.

Another factor that can shape self-beliefs is our interpretation of events and experiences. Our beliefs and attitudes towards ourselves can influence how we interpret events, and this can either reinforce or challenge our existing self-beliefs. For example, if someone has a negative self-belief about their abilities, they may interpret a failure as evidence that they are not capable, while someone with a positive self-belief may interpret the same failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Additionally, cultural and societal messages can also shape self-beliefs. Messages from the media, social norms, and cultural values can influence how we perceive ourselves and our place in the world.

It's important to note that self-beliefs can be changed and challenged through self-reflection, therapy, and positive experiences. Challenging negative self-beliefs and replacing them with positive ones can help improve self-esteem and lead to a more positive and fulfilling life.

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