It can be useful to have an idea what you want out of therapy, but not to stick to that too rigidly.
In my experience, sometimes people are surprised at where it leads them and the benefits they get.
In the early days, a lot of the work can focus on other people, if they did things differently, if they weren’t the problem.
But a lot of clients come to the conclusion that they can’t change other people, but they can change how they respond to them. In the end, we can only change ourselves and what those changes become is where the unexpected element comes from.
The most profound change we can make is learning to love and accept ourselves.