Our expert says:
TC, you've had a difficult and challenging life --- and from the sound of it, you've met the challenges remarkably well. Nopw, as for counselling, it is not a refugee center for the weak --- it can be a situation wherein the strong learn to improve and enhance their techniques of coping and their capabilities. IF you did seek counselling, though I'd think of two provisos --- (a) it should be with some specific target(s) --- some particular issues or problems you want to be able to deal with better than heretofor, and (b) it ABSOLUTELY MUST NOT be with any airy-fairy analytical type amateur, and ONLY with a pratitioner of realistic and effective Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy. It is NEVER EVER necessary to re-live memories by talking about them in detail --- any therapist who insists on that is an insufficioently trained quack and should be avoided.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.