Right in the very first class of my psychotherapy lessons, we were told that: problems are like onions. You remove one layer, the other layer shows up. You remove that layer and another shows up. So, don't take problems at face value. When a client/patient comes up with a specific problem, say for example 'physical pain', try to look beneath the pain and see if the pain is a cover-up for an emotion that the client may not be aware of, or is the pain a code for some unconscious emotional turbulence that may be masked. After what my teachers had told me, what I learnt years later from my own practice as a psychotherapist is 'the presenting problem is never the real problem, the real problem is elsewhere. It always begins elsewhere.' And hence, going back to the origin of that real problem becomes imperative in psychotherapeutic process.