Single Session Counselling and Brief Therapy

You may only want or require single session counselling (SSC). These sessions are for are for 60-90 minutes and are structured differently to multiple sessions. A single session does not preclude you from having more than one session. SSC is ideal if you are seeking to resolve a single issue. There is no or short wait times for an appointment.

Situational or chronic disorganisation, grief, managing stress, anxiety, depression, workplace, and relationship issues can all be single sessions. An example of SSC is during during acute grief, for a bereavement or a living loss, to supplement the support offered by friends and family.

Prior to the appointment information I will seek to learn more about your experience. During the appointment, I will provide you with information about grief that may help to normalise and validate your experience as you talk through your grief. After the appointment, I may provide you with some additional resources. I will follow-up with you after our appointment.

I have been trained in Single Session Therapy by Windy Dryden in the UK, and The Bouverie Centre in Australia.

Brief therapy is focused and requires fewer sessions of shorter duration, for instance 1-6 appointments of 30 minutes. It can be a cost-effective option for you if you are ready to increase your self-awareness, be open, and engage in the process on a single issue.

Known as Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT), this counselling approach is ideal for working with anxiety, depression, stress, and excessive behaviours (e.g. food, shopping, gaming, gambling, alcohol and other drugs). Used in conjunction with virtual professional organising, it can be a great way to become more organised or productive and work on excessive acquiring of objects or activities.

FACT works on guided self-assessment. I will ask you questions about love, work, play, and health. We will examine the main issue or problem with focused questions. Achievable actions will be developed and aligned with what is most important to you.

I have received extensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy through Dr. Russ Harris in Australia, and via Contextual Consulting in the UK.



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