Ok, I went to my doctor and told him I was suicidal and was referred to a intermediary counsellor, and have seen him twice, before being sent on to a psychiatrist in a couple of weeks. I feel very dissappointed with the experience so far. They just ask lots of questions, assess, and offer no opinions whatsoever. I found myself trying to guage his response to my problems and came up with nothing. I guess, at the very least, I expected some sort of pep talk. Yeah, it wouldn't have counted for much in my mind, but at least I wouldn't have this nagging feeling that he probably thinks I'm a basket-case with no real hope. Is this counsellor with no opinions experience normal? I've never tried this before and don't really know what to expect.