CURIOUS it may be, but the fact is many of us find it easier to discuss personal problems with a total stranger than we do with close relatives or friends.
It also helps because a problem shared isn't necessarily solved but it's a good start and the burden is lessened.
And that's where professional counselling finds its mark. Just ask Elen Gerakios, of Abundant Life Strategies, who has more than 25 years' experience in providing wellness and fitness coaching and relationship therapies, and operates practices in Sydney, Wyong and Cooranbong.
"We provide different services because we believe that a whole-person approach which considers mind , body and spirit is the key to good health and wellness," she said.
Some of the problem areas she caters for are pre-marriage enrichment, and post-marriage problems including affairs, separation and divorce. She also caters for family rifts, bullying, depression, loss and grief, family violence, pornography and internet issues, health, fitness and work/life coaching.
Go to abundantlifestrategies.org or phone 0404 199617.