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Philosophical counseling or consulting is NOT psychological counseling or psychological therapy; it is philosophical mentoring or teaching. It is often useful because many problems that bother people turn out to be caused by conceptual misunderstanding or confusion, rather than by deep or nebulous psychological causes. There are many areas in life where philosophical understanding, and a perspective based on philosophical knowledge, is extremely important and helpful. Often such knowledge is not difficult to attain, and requires only being exposed to some reasonable ideas you just had not heard or thought of before or which had not previously been made meaningful.
Another typical problem is confusing "feeling guilty" with having a sense of regret one cannot make things better for someone else, such as a parent or child. But again, there is a difference in the logic of the concepts of guilt and regret that is important to know in order to feel the differences between them.
Ethical Disputes and Confusing Problems