Counselling can be short or long term. It could be considered as an investment into your future. If you have issues which are causing your concern it can help you explore, understand and to be able to get on with your life - function more fully. For example dealing with a specific issue. I read an article in You magazine on the 1st July 2018. Natalie Dormer who played Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones and more recently headmistress Mrs Appleyard, in the new BBC adaptation of Picnic at Hanging Rock talks about being bullied at school. Natalie has had therapy and is a strong believer in the benefits of counselling and thinks its healthy.