It is general practice for sessions to take place once a week; however, you can discuss with your counsellor a schedule that would suit your needs. How many counselling sessions are needed is quite dependent on your goals and each person. For issues that can be worked through in short-term counselling, you can generally expect 6-10 sessions. For more extensive or specialized care, you can usually assume 6 months to a year. However, there is no right or wrong time frame to be in counselling and ultimately, you decide the length of time. You can think of it like your physical health: regular check-ups are helpful and healthy, but sometimes you need more intensive care when you’re feeling sick.