Most issues can be solved through only a few consultations with a psycholgist. However there are some issues that may require a more long-term counselling plan. Your psychologist will discuss with you at your initial consultation how many sessions may be required.
Psychologists choose from a wide range of psychological treatments and counselling techniques. Most psychologists use observation, interviews and psychometric or diagnostic tests to understand someone's personality and character traits. Psychologists cannot prescribe medication. Their treatments are based on changing ways of thinking and behavior without medication. There is a considerable amount of evidence showing psychological treatments to be very effective.
To seek the help and guidance of a psychologist can lead you to a more positive and prosperous life.