I believe it is different from one person to another in regard to wanting to be witnessed or to be advised/fixed. I prefer to receive advice from the person listening to me in my time of struggling. I don’t really have a personal story for when I was witnessed or when I witnessed. I can simply say that during many years of my own therapy, my therapist often practiced witnessing. My best friend and I practice witnessing as we both struggle with anxiety and depression. With the type of person I am, I find it easy to be a witness during intense suffering of others.