Our expert says:
Dear How To,
It is very, very rarely a bad idea to see a counsellor --- in other words, it is almost always a good idea. Costs vary, and this is something to ask about when preparing to make an appointment. As to how to start, well that's his/her job. You meet in a safe and confidential setting, and talk through the maters that are troubling you. The fact that you responded partly to St John's Wort ( which actually works very much like Prozac only weaker ) suggests that if it emerges in counselling that Depression is a significant part of your problems, it might be worth considering asking your GP to prescribe a generic antidepressant like a stronger version of the Wort, like generic ( equivalent but cheaper ) Fluoxetine ( the prozac equivalent ) or Cilift ( the generic form of Cipramil ).
In counseling sessions, you basically can set the agenda, thouh the counsellor may have suggestions as to how to best use your time. Pleased to hear that you've now made the step, and I'm sure things will work out well.
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