For me, the hardest part was learning that I could open up my emotions and not feel afraid. I have been to counselling for over a year and for the first time I am addressing my issues of past sexual, emotional and incest abuse. I have nearly always skirted around the idea; I thought if I told anyone in the past I would end up getting hurt, so finally I have met a counsellor whom has helped me to address the past hurts. No one ever asked me how I felt before, and now I feel that I am addressing my abuse which really made me stuck before and at times not able to move my life. I have started to address the issues which have affected my relationship and through counselling am moving on with life. A listening ear and someone who is able to explore and help me find the courage to move on. I am now more confident and have been referred to a more experienced service to deal with past abuse. So yes, my experience has been positive with the counselling so far and I recommend it to everyone.