It may sound flippant but this is a ‘how long’s a piece of string’ question. There are different types of counselling and some people get so much benefit that they have included counselling into their lives for many years. Others may visit us just a few times. You are unique and your situation is unique, and whilst we may have encountered the emotions you are feeling before, the mix of things that has caused them will no doubt be different. You will decide how many sessions you attend, not us.