I give lots and lots of advice as you know. If you don't know that, OftenBen, - see Lil's Book of Questions. I even give advice to people who are sick of hearing advice.
I hesitate to say this, but it is possible that the more therapy you have had, the more qualified you are to give advice. So in full disclosure, therapy - let me count the ways:
*group therapy for survivors of domestic violence
*individual therapy for same
and backwards from there.
In university, I wish I had had more.
The right person can help a lot - or at least inspire you to look for ways to help yourself.
I'm also fond of self-help books, that speak to you at certain times in your life and have discussed that with hubski here.