People differ in many ways and one of them is how we seek help when we need it. Some of us will quickly reach out to others and expect them to understand and help us; others will close up and search for help only when the distress is too much to bear and prevents us to function normally in relationships and life.
When we can honestly admit that things cannot go on as they are, help can be found.
Through counselling, a therapist can help clients get a broader perspective on the problem and gain insight into their current situation, and gives practical advice. Once an individual shares the burden, it is easier to make a step forward and get to grips with life.
Sometimes the desired change can be achieved just by counselling, but sometimes in-depth therapeutic work is needed.