When I first started therapy, I did not know what I was getting myself into having previously been hurt in the past when I sought help but did not receive the proper help.
Make sure you are in tune with your counsellor so you are happy and comfortable. For me, I had 25 years of pain to deal with and I am only 34! I found that I was able to share all my past pain, and what was inside and never told anyone.
So yes, counselling has helped me to overcome all the pain which was blocking me from moving on. Talking about past abuse takes time to open up and the pain is hard, but my counsellor told me you have to let it out to heal it and be able to move on. This has helped me, so please consider counselling to have your life back