Have you ever found that you have something on your mind that you just don’t seem to be able to work through on your own, but you don’t feel that you need to sign up for therapy?
Maybe that’s because we often equate going for counselling or therapy as something you only do when you feel bad, and that you need to go for several sessions for it to work? What if I told you that this isn’t always true? What if I told you that it’s ok to have a single session with someone who is trained to have these kinds of conversations, with the sole purpose of addressing that one thing on your mind – the opportunity to talk something over with someone who can give you an unbiased and fresh-eyes perspective?
Welcome to Single Session Therapy (SST)!
This approach is for you if you have a specific issue that we can look at in focused way and that you would like to be able to resolve as quickly as possible. Professor Windy Dryden, a leading practitioner of SST in the UK describes it as “an intentional brief encounter between therapist and client”, with the space after the session to reflect and digest on what has been explored, to act on what has been discussed and also to wait and see what difference it’s made before deciding whether you need to do any more. Remember, the modal (most frequently occurring) number of sessions anyone will have with a therapist is ONE … and sometimes, that’s all that’s needed! Of course, it’s ok if after that encounter, you decide that there is more you want to explore and you might decide on another single session, or you might decide that there’s a bit more there than one session will cover – either is fine!
If this is you, and you’d like to give Single Session Therapy a try, then I can offer 60 or 90 minute sessions depending on your needs. Why wait? The solution may be a single conversation away!
What if I try it and don’t feel like it’s enough?
Sometimes, a seemingly small thing can be the tip of an iceberg, or you just feel like there may be other things you’d like to work through. That’s perfectly fine and I’d be happy to welcome you back for more focused single sessions, or a longer term arrangement. There are no commitments, judgements or expectations, just see what works for you.