A common myth is that you only need to see a counsellor when a major issue occurs in your life, and that in general, you should be able to cope on your own. While counselling is extremely effective in assisting a person through a crisis, it is also a valuable tool to enable you to move beyond your current way of being. The insights and tools you will develop will stay with you long after your last session.
Some common reasons include:
Being unable to feel content and happy.
Regular anxious feelings
Difficulty forming or maintaining relationships
Assistance with major life decisions
Feeling that you are not understood
Lingering doubt about yourself and your abilities
Stress at home or at work
Feeling that you "should" be able to cope, but you are struggling.