Most people would classify me as some sort of psychic. I am intuitive. I sense patterns others miss. I can read people. There is more involved (e.g. tarot, mediumship, divination, etc.) but generally speaking those are my intuitive practices.
People always ask if psychics are real. They want to know that they are not being manipulated or taking advice from someone who doesn't have integrity.
Of course psychics are real. Many have very high spiritual intents and come from a place of love and kindness. And most people have this ability in some way. What varies is the degree to which they use it.
The better question is what does a psychic read. I like to think of it as a mirror: Psychism reads past choices impressed on the subjective mind. And likely choices based on past behavior. (Other psychics may disagree with me and have strong opinions different from mine; that's all good!)
It can be very helpful to hear these things. We look in the mirror to see what we look like today. It might even be fun to visualize a new dress or hairstyle when we look at the mirror. But rarely do we look in the mirror and see the hairstyle we will have in 5 years.
When you look back on your life, you might notice that some things followed your plan and some didn't. What manifests in life is a result of our consciousness and what eminates from that vibration. You can change all that by shifting consciousness.
It is helpful to have an intuitive reading to have language for what is showing up in your Now. Healing can be elevated by that awareness. But the future, as always, is the result of you.