NHS Choices website includes a section called Moodzone. A very useful site to have bookmarked as one of your favourites if you have anxiety, depression, suffer with stress or have an enduring mental health illness.
This is the link and it's well worth a look:
They include a 4 minute video on the benefits of talking therapies with counsellors, psychotherapist and other mental health professionals.
There's no doubt talking therapies work for most people, having someone listen, not give advice, but support you through difficulties and help you find ways to help yourself.
The website gives very helpful signposting to other useful resources and free online self-directed courses taking you through ways to self-help.
The internet and respected sites such as the NHS give research and evidence based information.
Give it a go and if you decide to contact me I can talk with you about your issue and how I might help you.