Medication vs. Counselling
Medication can be very useful, but when medication ceases, so do the benefits. The benefits of counselling, however, continue into the future, because the underlying cause/s of your distress have been addressed and new life skills have been learnt. This helps to increase your resilience, and makes you less likely to need counselling in the future.
It is not unusual for people facing life crises to be prescribed short-term medication in combination with counselling. This approach can work quite well. It is always best to check with your medical doctor to see what the best treatment is in your individual circumstances.