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Single session therapy (SST) means you get the help of a highly competent and empathetic professional to guide you through personal change and improvement. If you want to achieve change, develop new skills or do better at something then Single Session Therapy can help.

A single session?

When people have difficulties in their lives, it is useful to work towards a solution rather than to only speculate on possible causes. Our history is of course relevant, but need not be the main point of focus. Single Session Therapy recognises that people often find what they need with a little help. Therapy need not be a long and drawn-out; a single session is often all it takes.

In over 20 years of practice I have found that many of my clients can get the benefit they need from just one session.
Of course, if you think you need more I’ll be happy to provide it. But my aim is to make every session count and to help resolve your problems in the shortest time possible, so perhaps all you’ll need is a single visit (sessions can be via Skype if you can’t travel to see me).

Single Session approach is not new. Examples go back to Freud and beyond, but it was really researched and developed by therapy centres in Australia and the USA who started publishing their findings in the early ’90s. Studies since then have shown that – with the focus and structure of a single session,  and the help of a supportive and committed therapist – the majority of clients benefitted and many thought that it was sufficient for their needs at that time. “When compared to similar clients receiving longer-term therapy, single-session therapy clients showed slightly more improvement and satisfaction.” (Young and Ryecroft, 1997).

As its so important to have a good working relationship, I offer a free 20 minute appointment to discuss your needs and to explain how I work. After that, if you decide to go ahead, you book a session as and when you want it.

Contact me to discuss your needs or arrange a free initial sesssion.

References

Talmon, M., (1990), Single- Session Therapy: Mazimizing the Effect of the First (and Often Only) Therapeutic Encounter, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.

Young, J., Ryecroft, P., Single Session Therapy: Capturing the Moment, Psychotherapy in Australia, Vol. 4 No. 1 November 1997.

 

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