How does it all work?
At each session, the individual sets the plan; you can decide what you wish to speak about, and the therapist provides a listening ear. Being listened to, without being judged, is significant in itself.
While people often seek counselling or therapy for help, counsellors or therapists do not provide advice, and will not tell people what to do.
For some, the help required is relatively brief - several months. Others decide to remain in therapy for some years. Others still regard the treatment as an essential ongoing component of their lives and so stay in it even longer than this.