Deciding to see a counsellor for the first time can feel daunting. Here are some resources that I like, which you may find helpful:
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) answers the question What is therapy?
The Philosophers' Mail explains Why seeing a therapist can be helpful
Lynn Somerstein on GoodTherapy.org discusses Why see a therapist when you can just talk to your friends?
A BACP information sheet advises How to get the best out of your therapist
Further information about counselling and psychotherapy can also be found through: