Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat mentions that a seeker on the path of rectification should be open regarding his spiritual illnesses with his Shaykh. It is similar to one who is physically ill, who visits the doctor and is open about his symptoms without which the doctor is unable to help.
Respected Shaykh mentioned the incident of when Hafidh Jalandari presented himself to make the pledge (Bay’at) with Hakeemul Ummat, Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanwi (Raheemahullah). In order to avoid mentioning the list of his spiritual illnesses, he said the following words,
Aap Hakeemul ummat hein, mein mareedhul ummat hu
You are the Hakeemul ummat (the spiritual doctor of the people) and I am the Mareedhul ummat (One with the most spiritual illnesses among the people)