Prof Windy Dryden: Single-Session Therapy (SST)

Live online on Saturday 18th May 2024

When: Saturday, 18th May 2024 from 10.00am to 5.00 pm

Where: Live online via Zoom

We are delighted to invite you to Professor Windy Dryden: Single-Session Therapy one day NCPS/HS Quality Checked workshop, held on Saturday 18th May 2024.

Registration for this course will close on Friday 10th May 2024 at 5pm, however please note that spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

Single Session Therapy (SST) can be practised by therapists and counsellors from a broad range of therapy approaches. The most frequently occurring number of sessions clients have in the public and non-profit sectors is ‘1’ and yet trainees are not trained to deal with this clinical reality. This workshop is designed to correct this gap in therapy training. The workshop will look at the main doubts, reservations and objections counsellors have towards SST and these will be considered and responded to respectfully. In this workshop, you will learn the features of the single-session mindset and some of the main practical skills needed to practice SST effectively. An example of a single session will be presented for discussion. A clinical demonstration will be given with a volunteer from the group and you will also have the opportunity for practical work and role play. Additionally, you will receive a hypnotherapy protocol which can also be used as an SST template.

You will learn:

  • What is SST
  • The historical development of SST
  • How it is practised and with whom
  • The differences between single-session therapy by appointment and by walk-in
  • How to disseminate SST to the target population
  • How to help clients get the most out of SST by appointment
  • How to gain informed consent
  • How to set session and problem-related goals
  • How to focus and stay focused
  • How to help the client choose and rehearse a solution
  • How to help the client develop an action plan
  • How to bring the session to a suitable close
  • How to help the client access more help if it is needed

Course Fees
The course costs £120.00 including workbook/handouts.

Cancellation Policy
You are welcome to cancel your place and receive a refund up to 7 days before the course start date, that is before 5.00pm on Friday 10th May 2024. Unfortunately, any cancellations received after this date are not eligible for a refund.

Event Details

This is an NCPS/HS Quality Checked workshop. At the end of this course, participants will receive a certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 6 hours from the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. 

Registration opens from 9:30am, and the lecture will run from 10am to 5pm. There are limited spaces for this very popular course. 

You can book your place today by clicking on this link.

Alternatively, email or call 020 8674 1233

(Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm)

About the tutor

Professor Windy Dryden

CBT Therapist, Trainer, Academic and Writer

He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London and have been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975.

He was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and have trained with Drs. Albert Ellis, Aaron T. Beck and Arnold Lazarus.

He has also trained at the University of Warwick where he was awarded an MSc in Psychotherapy. This was an eclectic course and gave him a very broad view of the field. Professor Dryden says “What has been important and sustaining in my career has been variety. Thus, I work as a practitioner, trainer, academic and writer/editor.”

CBT Practice

He has worked as a therapist in many settings: including in private practice, in a GP practice, in a clinical psychology service and in private psychiatric hospitals.

CBT Training

He has been active in training counsellors and therapists since 1975 and has trained therapists in many countries including Britain, USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.


He began his career as an academic as Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Aston in Birmingham (1975-1984) and joined Goldsmiths University of London in 1985 where he became Britian’s first Professor of Counselling in 1992. He is now Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths and has held Visiting Professorships at University of Birmingham, University of East London, University of Westminster and London Metropolitan University. In 2005, he was awarded a DSc in Psychology at Babes-Bolyai University in Romania.

Writer and Editor

His first book was published in 1984 and he has now authored or edited over 200 books. He writes for both the profession and for the general public. In addition, he has edited 20 book series and was, until recently, the editor of the ‘Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy’.

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