Single session therapy is a focussed one-off session with a counsellor who uses their counselling skills to listen and help you find a way forward with a specific MS-related issue that is impacting on your daily life right now.
Please see below some suggested goals which could realistically be achieved in a session
- To help you get ‘unstuck’
- To help you take a few steps forward which may help you to travel the rest of the journey without professional assistance
- To help you see that you have the resources to achieve your goals
- To help you select a possible solution to your problem
- To give you the experience of the solution, if possible
- To help you develop an action plan
When agreeing to the appointment you will be asked to let us know the one problem or concern that is most important to focus on in your session in order to make best use of the time allocated. If you are unable to identify anything then single session therapy is not for you.
The session will be a maximum of 90 minutes and can be delivered by telephone or video call via Zoom which needs to be taken in a quiet private space.
It will not be suitable for everyone and the counsellor will not give you the answers. They will be direct and challenging and will therefore need you to work with them in order to get the best out of the session.
Follow up and evaluation
After you have completed the session you will be asked to complete an evaluation form to tell us how we did. We are community-led and as this is a pilot service we would value your feedback to enable us to continue to shape this service.
At the end of your single-session therapy, your counsellor may give you details about the MS-UK Helpline or MS-UK Counselling and any other relevant services.
How do I sign up?
Due to the recent high demand for our counselling service, we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily stop taking referrals. This has been a very difficult decision to make and please be assured that we will do our best to resume normal service as soon as possible. If you would like us to let you know when we are accepting referrals again please email your name to email@example.com so we can keep you updated.
In the meantime please contact the MS-UK Helpline for free on 0800 783 0518 during weekdays, between 10am and 4pm if you need some emotional support. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and talk to them via Live Web Chat. Please see contact details for other organisations if you need help right now at www.ms-uk.org/counselling
If you have any further questions please contact Diana Crowe, Head of Services on 01206 226500 or email email@example.com