There’s little comedy to be found in the response me, me, me when you’re distressed. It implies it’s not ok to be concerned about yourself or how you feel. It implies that if only you stopped being so selfish and inward looking you would be a lot happier. It implies you should spend more time on you, you, you. In short, you’re in the wrong. And if you’re a caring person or find yourself trying to please others in life the retort me, me, me can exacerbate feelings of loneliness and feeling misunderstood.
Counselling is a place where you won’t hear me, me, me. It’s a place where you can work through the things that are bothering you, and perhaps the things other people can’t or won’t take the time to hear. Being listened to can be a profoundly healing experience. Counselling can enable you to realise that when you’re feeling sufficiently ok about yourself then you’re in a position to give the best of you to other people. And there is nothing selfish about that.