The main purpose of counseling is to guide their clients to identify goals and potential solutions to problems that cause emotional turmoil, improve communication and coping skills, strengthen self-esteem, and promote behavior change and optimal mental health.
You should tell your therapist during your first visit that medical history and background. You should also share your current symptoms or struggles and a bit about your relationships, interests, strengths, and goals.
Some of the psychological counseling techniques include concepts from behavioral theory, cognitive theory, humanistic theory, and integrative theory. Counselors must possess in-depth knowledge and skills if they are to help clients effectively.