According to a Hadith tradition, Prophet of Islam said, “A believer acts as a mirror for a fellow believer.” (Abu Dawud) Just as a mirror reveals the reality of the face that looks into it, similarly a believer must always offer right advice to another believer.
In other words, Islam tries to establish a society where everyone is a true advisor to one another. Islamic society rests on a culture of mutual counselling or mutual consultation.
The culture of mutual counselling is better than seeking professional counselling. Professional counselling is an interest-based business, but the culture of mutual counselling is a selfless task and there is a vast difference between a profession and a mission.
In a true society, each is a natural well-wisher of another. If a member makes a mistake, it should be rectified immediately without him needing a professional counsellor. This is possible if each has great well-wishing for another.
Professional counselling has a limited purview of action, but social counselling is always available and every member of the society, out of compassion, remains ready to accept it if he is made aware of a critical point, and also to share with others any critical aspect he observes in them.