Single Session Therapy

Are you not quite sure that you really need therapy, but acknowledge that something is troubling you right now – and you think you could benefit from gaining some clarity?

It may include:

  • Having those ‘is it me’ thoughts?
  • Need to work something out quickly.
  • Perhaps a job/career change?
  • Wanting to explore all perspectives?
  • Do you require clarity/reassurance in your decision making?
  • Is it a relationship issue?
  • Maybe a work stress related problem?
  • An upcoming event that you think may pose a problem for you, such as an exam or social gathering.
  • Do you require a confidence boost?

If you feel you could benefit from talking through your problem with a therapist, then Single Session Therapy could be for you.

Take the first step and enquire today

If you’re ready to book an appointment, want to make an enquiry about single session therapy, or simply want answers to our most frequently asked questions, please click the appropriate button below.

What is single session therapy?

It’s exactly what it describes. A one-off session with a non-judgemental, expert therapist that is highly trained to help you gain clarity, a new perspective, and enlighten you on the issue quickly. You may also gain strategies to help you manage the situation that’s troubling you.

If you have a specific issue you would like to talk through with someone who is independent of the problem, with no hidden agenda and who is trained to identify psychological triggers that may be hindering you solving the issue on your own, then Single Session Therapy could help you.

It’s a proactive method of managing, rather than reactively responding to, a difficulty you are already aware of.

How does it work?

When you enquire about Single Session Therapy with our Referral Team, they will help you identify if we can meet your expectations with just one session.

If so, you will be asked to complete some questions giving the therapist a little background prior to the session. As it is a single session, the dialogue between you and the therapist needs to be very focussed on the issue in hand. It might be useful to establish what you feel you hope to come away with to make the time spent, well spent, and of value to you.

At your appointment you and your therapist can work together to form an alliance from where you can explore what is going on for you, how the problem developed, what is keeping it going, and what you wish to be different.

The therapist will provide guidance and resources for you, sometimes to take away and implement on your own, so it’s most effective when you come prepared with realistic thoughts of what you want to achieve from the session. Together with your therapist, you will identify what the objectives of the session are and focus on trying to reach a solution that genuinely helps you.

What can our one-off counselling sessions help to resolve?

Some examples of what Single Session Therapy has helped our clients with in the past are:

• Improving communication skills
• Establishing coping mechanisms to manage anxiety
• Supporting through times of change
• Finding ways to boost confidence
• Navigating a new career
• Working through a specific relationship difficulty.
• Help prepare anxieties for a presentation or public speaking
• Boost confidence prior to an interview or work review.
• Help with self-esteem and confidence
• Assisting with dilemmas
• Reducing fear of the unknown
• Bereavement

Sessions last for 50 minutes.

Our expert team at Head Agenda is committed to being realistic with you about exactly what can be achieved within a single therapy session, as we all know that some concerns cannot be addressed in one session alone. We’ll establish aims and outcomes with you at the beginning of the session.

Should you decide to extend the therapy that’s no problem at all, or you may wish to rebook in four weeks’ time for another single session to support you.

The cost for Single Session Therapy is £78.00

Contact us to see if Single Session Therapy can help you.

One-off Therapy FAQs

There is a background form to be completed by the client prior to the Single Session Therapy appointments to assist the therapist identify an achievable outcome. The work only concentrates on the identified specific issue and works towards an agreed outcome within the 50 minutes. Time is not spent gathering background information or exploring past events in detail.

If this is agreed with you and your therapist then you can book additional weekly sessions with our referrals team, there is however, no guarantee we can book you with the same therapist.

Once a month maximum and these are booked with our Referrals Team and not the therapist.

Browse our other services

Our single session therapy services can offer you a taster of the help you can receive with Head Agenda. However, you might be interested in learning about how we can help you overcome specific types of mental ill health including:

Anger Management Therapy

Our therapy and counselling services are designed to help deal with anger issues. Learn how our expert therapists can help to diagnose, understand, and provide support in coping with anger issues.

Couples Therapy

At Head Agenda, our couples therapy and counselling services help work through subjective personal issues within your relationships. Learn how our highly trained therapists can help you and your partner resolve your relationship issues.

CBT Therapy

Our CBT therapy and counselling services here at Head Agenda offer support and guidance – enabling you to challenge your negative thoughts and behaviour patterns to better cope with mental health illnesses from phobias to OCD to PTSD.

Trauma Therapy

Browse our Trauma therapy services, which can help identify historic and recent instances of trauma – and put real-life practices in place to help you live happier and more stress-free each day.

Depression Counselling

Head Agenda’s depression therapy and counselling services are designed to help you deal with your depression. See how our expert, licensed therapists listen, understand, and support your well-being through tailored treatments designed to support you fully.

Anxiety Therapy

Our anxiety therapy and counselling services can help you deal and cope with the symptoms of your anxiety and find the root cause of it. Learn how our licensed friendly therapists can help you overcome your anxiety.

Take the first step and enquire today

If you’re ready to book an appointment, want to make an enquiry or simply want answers to our most frequently asked questions, please click the appropriate button below.

What do our clients think about us?

I've just finished my last session with my therapist - Debbie, and I can't thank her enough for helping me through a difficult time in my life and seeing the light. I was very apprehensive at first, I've never had counselling before and I was in denial about my problem. But speaking to Debbie is one of the best things I've done, she is friendly, caring and it felt natural talking to her, and she gave me the tools I need to help get better. Very easy booking through Head Agenda, would highly recommend.

Cat I

About 4 months ago I decided to try therapy and was recommended Head Agenda by my girlfriend. After getting in contact with them I was assigned to Darren and over that period of time I found him very helpful, I would definitely recommend him and say it was a really positive experience

Barnsley Jack

Great service, really easy to find a therapist to match your needs - spoke to Amanda who was super friendly and made the whole process really painless - thank you!

Sally Hurst

Jonathan at Head Agenda was absolutely fantastic. I felt very comfortable throughout. Really positive experience.

Sacha Ghionis

Debra has been absolutely wonderful in helping me understand my mental health. She’s made me feel so calm and relaxed in sessions. Couldn’t recommend her enough!

Grace Maddox

Head Agenda has been brilliant for me whilst going through a turbulent time in my life. Mark has been amazing. Calm, kind, professional, a complete expert who helps you work through anything whilst providing you with a range of tools you can use. He increases your self awareness and does it with such a positive reassuring presence that lets you feel relaxed and confident to talk to him. Can't recommend Mark and Head Agenda highly enough.

Simon P.

I've been seeing June for a while now. I have tried a number of therapies and therapists over the years, but have never really felt heard or understood. I am able to be my authentic self with June, without any fear of judgement or embarrassment. She has an amazing way of challenging my thoughts, in a gentle way, but enough so to allow me to start to reconsider my own thoughts and feelings. She has already had a big impact on my life, and I cannot recommend her highly enough!

The office is lovely and calming, the other staff are always helpful and polite.
100% recommend Head Agenda!

Charlotte Steele

Can't rate Head Agenda, or my therapist, highly enough. I had my first appointment within two weeks of enquiring and began CAT therapy with Jonathan. His kind, caring and friendly approach instantly helped me to feel relaxed, leading to several breakthroughs during our sessions. My therapy with Jonathan has been genuinely life changing; this is by far the best money I've ever spent. I now feel calmer and more content, and have the tools needed to enjoy better mental health.
If you're ready to put in the work, I'd definitely recommend Head Agenda.

Alannah Graham

This was my first experience with counselling. I was always reluctant to seek help for whatever reason. With recent health issues I felt that it was the 'icing on the cake' and I needed help. Then I met the wonderful Debbie at Head Agenda. She has guided me more than I ever thought possible. She has helped me see what's truly important and helped me breakdown understand what once felt like big mess in my head! She has taught me so much and I can finally say, today, that I am ready to use her kind words and advice and see how I get on alone. I know she is always there though if I need her one day. I now feel I am strong enough, all thanks to Debbie.

Thank you so much, Deb! You've been an angel x

Jo-Dee Brice

First ever experience with counselling for myself, and it has helped my tenfold. Would recommend to anyone.

Liam Back

Daniel was kind and helpful to my family member . Gave strategies to help with stress and anxiety that can use . Liked the practical exercises and has kept the list he made at his final sessions to remind him of all the positive things they talked about

Fran Bostyn

I could not recommend Caroline at Head Agenda enough. I was very hesitant when it came to therapy but Caroline had provided me with the confidence to speak about my issues, no matter how big or small. She has constantly treated me with grace and respect, I am very grateful for her.

Emily X

I can't begin to describe how incredible Darren has been in helping me with my mental health. He enabled me to respect and love myself for the first time in a very long time. I have come a long way since starting my sessions and I will be forever grateful to Darren for facilitating my process of healing. I highly recommend Darren and Head Agenda!

Himani Jayasinghe

Excellent service. Really useful. Helped a lot. Thanks

Lyndon Ogden

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Debbie here at Head Agenda! She has been absolutely amazing in getting me through what felt like a million and one problems when I first went in. I truly came to think of her as a friend and felt her genuine care and want to help me. I always came away from every session feeling lighter and much more positive and she's always been so friendly, sensitive and incredibly relatable. She has guided me through an extremely difficult time in my life and got me through and out of that dark tunnel.

The rooms were always comfortable and inviting and always made me feel at ease to talk

Thank you so much again, Debbie you're an absolute star!

Becky Gill

I honestly can't recommend Head Agenda enough. When I first enquired by email the response was prompt, professional and clear. I was very quickly assigned to Jane Hickson, who agreed to work with me flexibly around my work schedule. Although I didn't have many sessions, i can honestly say that attending counselling with Jane has changed my life considerably. She really helped me work things out. She was professional, yet kind the whole time. Also, the rooms and surroundings are very comfortable and calming.

Sophie Threlfall

Fantastic service and help through some tough times. Natalie has been wonderful over these last few months.

Miguel Garrido-Letelier

Highly recommended! One of the best investments of my life. A very friendly, kind and professional team. The atmosphere of the place is also great: very calm and relaxing. I went to try CBT and after a few sessions, it worked! I am happier and know myself much better now. I will always be grateful! Thank you, Mandy.

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Head Agenda were great, and really helped me with my issues. The space was great quiet and private it did not feel intimidating. My therapist Jonathan, took the time to understand my problems and was really helpful and easy to approach. Would recommend.

Robert Rowe

I came to see Mandy in autumn 2019 for some CBT to deal with my anxiety which at times spiralled out of control for weeks/months at a time. Mandy was great, in the end doing a combination of both therapy and CBT to explore where the anxiety had come from, as well as how to put it back in its box. She was great at challenging me, which is just what I needed. An immediate affect was feeling significantly less nervous about flying. I now find myself in week 5 of the UK COVID lockdown, a time that is causing anxiety for so many people, and able to cope. Yes, I have felt anxious (who hasn’t!!), but it has been for a maximum of an hour or two, and not endless. I can highly recommend Head Agenda. Thank you.

Natasha Barlow

Debra was very kind and understanding, she gave considerate and constructive advice, we cannot thank her enough for all that she did to help!

Anne-Louise Wells

Interesting, insightful and has been no end of help for my self improvement. Can't thank these lot enough. I feel much more confident and optimistic going forward and it’s down to Mark and the Head Agenda team.

Rob Griffiths

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Debbie who I had many sessions with earlier this year. At first I was very hesitant but was by far was the best decision I have made and I am now in a place I could have only dreamt to be in a year ago. I could not recommend Debbie highly enough and genuinely want to thank her from the bottom of my heart.

Bradley Hood

Such a fantastic place. Super friendly and understanding team. Got an appointment really quickly. Such a calm and relaxing space. Thank you!

Megan Barnes

After years of been in and out of therapy I was sceptical about trying it again, I went in expecting to be disappointed. I couldn't have been more wrong.

The knowledge, empathy and approach Mandy took to with me was something i'd never experienced before. I actually feel excited to start a new chapter of my life and I wouldn't be in this position if it wasn't for Head Agenda.

10000% recommend!

Megan Barrett

I couldn't recommend Juliet enough. She is a warm, kind and caring therapist who pulled me through a challenging, dark time. I am forever thankful for all her support, wealth of experience and tools she provided. Thank you Juliet x

Holly Dixon

Have had wonderful, sensitive support from Debra, who has helped me learn to take time to sit with my own grief rather than be present 100% of time for others. She made the sessions relaxed, and I will be getting in touch if there are more bumps in my road further down the line. Thank you.

Kate Riley

I went to Head Agenda to try to tackle my severe anxiety. My therapist Jonathan was really helpful and kind and I now feel more equipped to manage my mental health. The space is calming and welcoming. I would recommend Head Agenda to anyone who is suffering and who needs professional support.

Lauren Piper

Counselling will start this week but my initial contact with Head Agenda has been great. Lovely friendly reply to my initial email enquiry, followed by a phone call from Amanda who was very easy to talk and was very reassuring and helpful with all my questions and concerns.

Pen C.

Liz was great, can't recommend Head Agenda enough! I went for 12 weeks in total and I feel like it has really got me back on track from the place that I was. Thank you!

Covers by Tom

My experience with Head Agenda has been liberating for me! I would recommend anyone that’s thinking of getting help to look no further.

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Michael Greenwood

I was lucky enough to be helped by Mark. I can't find any fault with him. He made me feel comfortable from the get-go. Professional but personable, paid more attention to what I was saying than I did! He seems very intelligent but not at all condescending. If you have any issues you would like to talk through, I would recommend Mark 100%.

Joe Craig

I am glad I went to Head Agenda, great staff and Mark was really helpful and friendly. If you are unsure about going to see anyone then maybe just book an appointment and discuss it with them. Even if you think you are mentally strong there is always room for improvement. I feel like Mark has helped me find the right path to go forward in my life. I would recommend this company :)

The Anunnaki

I've been seeing Mandy for a year now and she has transformed my life. I can't thank her enough. Having seen numerous therapists over the years I've never found anyone so effective. Mandy has a wealth of knowledge and I've found her very easy to open up to. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Siobhan Thew

I have had a few sessions with Debra. When I arrived for my first session she made me feel very comfortable and the session just flew by. Debbie really took the time to understand what I was saying and made me feel like she really wanted to help me through my problems. She has gone over and above expectations, supporting me through a very big decision. The rooms are very relaxing and comfortable and there is barely any noise from outside. I would fully recommend having sessions with Debra. She has really opened up my eyes to the reasons of why I feel the way I do and ways to try and reduce those feelings.

Anna Curry

I found Head Agenda through another website which recommended therapists. I have used Head Agenda for roughly 6 months and it has been a transformative experience. My therapist was professional, kind, understanding and helpful with making changes and seeing things in a new way. I can't recommend the experience enough.

Tabitha Connolly