Single Session Therapy

Single Session Therapy is also known as One-Off, Standalone and Pit Stop Therapy. The sessions serve as a ‘check-in’ and ‘tune-up’ for your mind – an opportunity to address a single issue or to become unstuck.

Single Session Therapy is a specific method of therapy that is increasingly offered by highly skilled therapists who use their experience, skill sets and knowledge to address clients’ presenting issues within one session.  Examples may be when you:

  • Are new to therapy and might like to “try it out”
  • Need to talk about a relationship issue/breakup
  • Feel overwhelmed at work and/or at home
  • Need some perspective about a situation
  • Are feeling temporarily lost in life
  • Need to open up about something

Single Session consultations are perfect if you generally cope well with life and do not have a history of mental health problems.

  • You will be fast-tracked and can be offered an appointment within three to four days
  • You can self-refer
  • Expectations need to be realistic – I can help with this.

Call Jacqueline on 07542 800689

Single Session Therapist, Kent, London

The session takes place with the understanding that the session might be the only one.

If during the consultation or afterward you decide that you want to follow it up with ongoing therapy, then you have that option, too.

Jacqueline Colligan, BA (Hons), MSc, Dip Couns. MBACP

Counselling & Psychotherapy

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, trained in London, educated to Masters Degree level, and a professionally registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Originally, I worked in Behavioural Healthcare Science and Organisational Psychology as a Public Health Academic, lecturing and researching at Newcastle University Medical School and on the University of Durham MBA Programme. As a result, I have authored numerous academic papers on changing health behaviours, and have several high ranking publications in these fields of study.

Where I have worked, and my specialisms

Where I’ve Worked

I have worked across several organisations including the NHS, Prison Services, Community Drug and Alcohol Services, charitable and private agencies, and private rehab clinics.

I have also been a key member of Heal for Life over the past five years which helps clients heal from trauma and abuse. More recently, I have been featured on TV’s ‘The Woman Show’ live as an invited expert, answering questions and giving support on sexual issues and sex addiction.

Currently I do sessional work in London City & Greater London, Tynemouth (NE30), Newcastle upon Tyne and Online.

  • all addictions
  • anxiety disorders
  • personality disorders
  • depression
  • anger
  • trauma
  • relationship counselling.

Also, I have specialist expertise in:

  • cults
  • post-cult counselling
  • dissociative disorders and
  • factitious disorders.

Training, qualifications & experience.

I have worked as a successful academic in the field of behaviour change with several high ranked publications. Practising within a humanistic and psychodynamic perspective, I am trained in group therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and one-to-one therapy. I also have a specialist interest in behaviour change, addiction and trauma.

Educated to Masters Degree level, and I hold individual membership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

● BA (Hons) 2:1 Anthropology & Epidemiology. University of Newcastle. 1983.
● MSc Behavioural Healthcare Science. University of Newcastle. 2001.
● Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (L4). Lambeth College London. 2012 to 2015.
● DBT Training. 12 week intensive with US Trainers. 2015. UKAT Training.
● Certificate in Dealing with Distress, Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation. Carolyn Spring Training. June 2020.
● Certificate in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. June 2020
● Addictions Therapist. Open Road, Essex. 2014 to 2015
● Addictions Therapist. Sanctuary Lodge, Essex. 2015 to 2017
● Addiction Therapist. Promis, Kent 2017 to 2020

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Call 07542 800689 or email me at [email protected]

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