Make sure that you have another plug and sealing washer before you start, just-in-case. Yes - counter clockwise when looking at the front of the drain plug. Make sure to use a 6-point wrench/socket to loosen it. If you strip it, use some vise grips with a piece of pipe for an extension. ... Ron
It's a normal right-hand threaded bolt so to remove it turn it counter clockwise.
If this is your first time doing the job on the car its likely the last time it was changed a shop used an impact wrench to tighten it back in which you should NEVER do. You run the chance of cracking the oil pan.
I'd suggest spray it with some PBlaster or other penetrating oil, and make sure to use a 6 point socket to avoid rounding the bolt