I often get asked about doing twice weekly sessions or even people wanting to come in every day. I appreciate that when people have made the decision to sort something out once and for all they want to get on with it as quickly as possible, but unfortunately this tactic does not work. So how often should you have a session with me?
The best course of therapy is hourly sessions every week for a while.
Any more than this is too much as clients have to think about, and put into action things that have been discussed during the sessions. Yes its a bit like homework!
This means that clients have to engage and work towards recovery which motivates them to start participating in life again (eventually).
They then feel like they control. Therefore, they are responsible for recovery rather than me being in control of it.
Clients who think their recovery is only due to my intervention become over reliant on me.
I like clients to take away effective strategies that work for them when life throws them a curve – ball.
In conclusion, it’s a bit like a psychological tool box they can use time and time again.
So if you’re asking yourself how often should you have a session with me, you should have a better idea after reading this post, and if you’re still not sure I’m always here to help.
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Retired ex-professional football who played for Bury, Wigan, Stoke, Preston, Norwich, Leicester and Brighton during a 14 year career. After leaving professional football, Jason battled depression and recovered with the help of therapy and family support.