councling hmmm. concling is an alternative when you have no way of supporting yourself and facing your inner speech. The psychologist is not only a good listener he is the person that offers you a space of reality where all of your being can be heard ( some thing that we cannot find in the real world) thats why this space is called neo-reality. it is nice to be heard and contained by someone, it keeps your feet on social grounds.
demons: after my own experience they are those voices that controls our emotions and actions sometimes and that deep down you feel that aren't part of you, that you got posessed by them at a certain point of your life. the stagnating feeling you have is that you have to get rid of them. but is it so? i came to the belief that those little demons we have add color to our life. if they were all angels within us we would be in total peace, you will feel yourself like an eternal calm see...but has that ever been the own of life? life has always been the expression of struggle, overcoming....here's something from Nietzsche'You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.'
As it is all about politics..."facing" the demons could be a wrong tactic cause it dries you out eventualy. the term should be "Playing" and not "facing". Lure them,lure yourself, give them the silence treat and whatever. what i'm saying does sound like balder dash. but i think it will help if you try to open a door for these demons to express thereselves cause the more you shut the door the more powerful they will become ( they are like parasites "travelling two by two"
. How to express them? you have art : but let me tell you just by grabbing a brush and a bucket of paint wont make you a soldier...giving form to your demons in art takes a long time and self transparency ( you shouldn't be afraid of what you might say and become) there is writing...why don't you try automatic writing, it's very cathartic. I'm sure every one has his/her own domain of self expression but you gotta pick a domain that is beyond good and evil so that people wont take you to the guillotine.
There comes a time where this war has got to reach it's peak but it will never end. we are always in a cold war withourselves. thats why religion and the thought of an afterlife is the greatest compensation.
Good luck. better trippin' next time