Since I went through therapy I’ve become a huge advocate for it and as mentioned above found that for me at least it was much more useful than medication because medication would only treat the symptoms. I realise this does not apply to everyone but it really opened up my eyes about how much of the physical symptoms you experience are a result of psychological patterns that can be addressed. That’s the other big thing I learned, is that you are never stuck with who you are, if you think you’re damaged or broken and that’s just the way you came out then there’s a good chance that’s not actually true.
Since then, so often I meet people and get to know them and we all have our flaws and I just think, you need counselling, bit of therapy would sort you right out. I don’t really know anyone who is so grounded and well balanced that they could never use any at all, I know maybe one person (and who knows what’s going on with them inside). It’s really, really liberating, whether you have some deep-seated issues you need to resolve or just need someone to talk to, I still go occasionally just to keep myself in check and have a bit of a vent, I always come away feeling better for it even when I’ve talked about difficult stuff.