Counselling is time set aside by you and the counsellor to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events, (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. The counsellor will do their best to help you to look at your issues.
They will not give advice on what to do with your life, however, they will help you to identify the right course of action, either to help resolve your difficulties or help find ways of coping. Talking about these things may take time and it is often a difficult process, however, it is also beneficial in helping you to move forward.
You decide on the main focus, the pace, the level of detail you want to go into. The most important thing the counsellor needs to know is how you feel because that is where the changes can start to be made.