I am currently having counselling. I found the first several weeks quite difficult and emotionally very exhausting - but - also liberating. I was going (and still am) through a delayed grieving process, amongst other things, which is why, I expect, it was particularly intense. It is still very much 'work in progress' - cliche but an accurate description. My confidence has increased dramatically. Confidence in my own judgement. I am still me, but with a changing perspective on life. It's very interesting to learn new positive and understanding ways of viewing things - past, present and future. I also started the counselling for anxiety (it stops me from doing certain things - phobias etc) but that is still being worked on, it's going to take time. I have found that a lot of things connect and make up the bigger picture, as I go along. Things that wouldn't have occured to me otherwise and believe me, I am well practiced at self analysis! Sorry if this seems disjointed I am really tired at the moment! Anyway, even though I still have a way to go with my anxiety (but it is getting better) it's really helping me overall and there are issues that I am very much making peace with which make a big difference to my life and how I feel about me. If you feel you want to and need to - do it. If you're open to it, it can only help.
Anxiety, Low self-confidence, Phobias