The old saying is that a good council is worth gold. We all had the opportunity to hear many tips in life and from experience we know that a good advice is worth only if we asked for it ourselves and if we are really ready and listen to it. Seeking advice of a psychological and medical nature is not a sign of weakness or incapacity. On the contrary, it is a sign of maturity and wisdom, because there is no one in this world who knows everything and who can solve everything himself. It is not rare that a discussion about a particular topic or problem can help us greatly in solving it. Often this is because we are not fully aware of all aspects or faces of a particular situation, which is clarified in conversation with someone else, who sees the situation with different eyes and from a different perspective. And sometimes only that we manage to look at the problem from another angle means half the solution.
Professional counseling is a specialty, which maintains a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning over a lifetime. Particular attention is paid to the emotional, professional, health, development and problems of interpersonal relations.
Interventions used by counselors can be short-term or long-term. They are often targeted and focused on specific issues. They are guided by a philosophy that values individual differences and diversity and focuses on prevention, development and adaptation over the entire lifespan.
Psychological and health problems are more commonly linked than could be assumed, so it is therefore highly desirable to consult with both the psychologically and purely health-care side.
Of course, looking for advice on a particular problem does not mean that the counselor will solve the problem for us. Finally, we have to solve the problem ourselves, and counseling is a tool or instrument that can significantly help us in this.