A man visits his psychologist's office wearing only saran wrap for shorts. The psychologist looks at him and says, "I can clearly see you're nuts."
Two psychoanalysts pass each other in the hall. The first one says, "Hello". The second one thinks to himself, "I wonder what he meant by that."
How many therapists does it take to change a light-bulb? Just one, but it has to WANT to change.
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but you mean your mother.
A very important aspect of the counselling/therapy process is finding a good therapist. Each and every therapist will have something different to offer. A "good" therapist is someone who is a "good fit" for you. This means that you should feel comfortable with that person, feel heard and validated, and not feel pressured.
As you are looking for a good therapist, be sure to express your own beliefs and values to them. You should strive to be yourself in therapy, and be as honest and upfront as possible. Ideally, your therapist will share a similar worldview, or is willing to provide objective, unbiased information for you so that you may make your own informed opinions. At the same time, you should be ready to hear some things you don't necessarily want to hear, and be willing to consider the suggestions that are given.
Your first session with a therapist does not mean you must continue to see that person. You are free to discontinue therapy at any time without consequence - regardless of whether that is after the first, second, tenth, or any other session. Meet a variety of therapists and explore their different personalities and styles before deciding on who to continue therapy with. The therapeutic relationship is the most important factor that will influence the success of the counselling experience.