I had no idea counselling would work for me. I am very much a person who feels he can perform self counselling to help himself. I have never been to counseling before; this option was offered as a free service when I decided to voluntarily self exclude myself from casino gambling. I took it. I have had close to 8 sessions now and still attending. I am amazed at the results. I would never have known that by talking to someone I can make life-transforming changes. Today my eyes welled up when I mentioned to my therapist the changes in my life. She helped me with a challenge I have had all my life and keep wanting to change with minimal success. We talked about it and discussed how my life experiences could be the cause of my feelings and issues. I cannot pinpoint anything in particular that brought about the transformation. I shared a lot about my life and the therapist placed them in context. I am so grateful. Talking does help.