Single Session Counselling and Brief Therapy

Are you seeking to try out counselling without making the commitment to regular appointments? Are you short on time and/or want to have more regular and shorter focused appointments. This page will explain more about single session counselling and brief therapy.

What is Single Session Counselling?

You may only want or require single session counselling (SSC). Lasting 60 minutes, these sessions are structured differently to multiple sessions. A single session does not preclude you from having another session. SSC is ideal if you are seeking to resolve a single issue. There is no or short wait times for an appointment once you are registered. 

Some examples of issues ideal for SSC are:

  • situational or chronic disorganisation
  • acute grief (for death of non-death losses)
  • stress, anxiety, depression
  • workplace and/or relationship issues.

Prior to the appointment, I will seek to learn more about your experience and we will book in for a 60 minute appointment. After the appointment, I may provide you with resources and I will follow-up with you after our appointment. The appointment is set at a different rate due to the set-up and follow-up activities that are required. 

If there is a long-waiting list for free or reduced-fee services, a single session counselling may be enough for now as you wait for these services. No referral is required and if you have private health insurance, you may be eligible for a rebate. I cannot provide medicare rebates. 

I trained in Single Session Therapy with Windy Dryden in the UK, and The Bouverie Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

What is Brief Therapy? 

Brief therapy uses focused sessions of shorter duration, for instance 1-6 appointments of 30 minutes. It can be a cost-effective option 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:

  • stress, anxiety, depression
  • 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.

If you have any questions about single session counselling & brief therapy select the get in touch button.

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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Training and Qualifications

Single Session Counselling

Single Session Therapy: Dr Windy Dryden, UK

Single Session Work: The Bouverie Centre, Australia

Brief Therapy

ACT as a Brief Intervention: Dr Russ Harris, Psychwire 

Effective Brief Contact and Single Session Grief Support: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

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