In the sickness paradigm, going to therapy is analogous to going to the doctor for a checkup. People seek therapy in order to alleviate a disorder or symptoms, and treatment is provided for as long as the unpleasant symptoms persist, which can range from a few weeks to many years. If you have achieved symptom-free status and that is all you want from therapy, you are finished.
It is possible for us to begin to wind down our counseling arrangements when the focus has been addressed sufficiently for either you to no longer require the services of a counsellor or when I (as the counsellor) begin discussing with you how the focus appears to me to have been addressed, but may not have been addressed to you. Counseling in a group setting and time.