After the initial assessment of a patient’s needs, a mental health professional will design a personalised treatment plan for the patient. This plan can then be executed during various types of therapy sessions, including the following:
Group sessions: In this setting a number of patients with similar disorders meet, discuss and share their problems and solutions with each other.
Family therapy: The patient and one or more family members attend a session in the presence of a therapist, in order to address issues peculiar to the family’s particular situation.
One-on-one counselling: A therapy session involving a meeting between a single patient and a single therapist, without any other person being present during the meeting.
The purpose of a one-on-one counselling session (also known as individual counselling) is to create an opportunity where a therapist and a patient can deal with issues related to a disorder, in a private, confidential setting. Every individual is unique and one-on-one therapy sessions offer specific advantages, including:
The “therapeutic alliance”, which is the working relationship between therapists and patients, is stronger in individual counselling. Research has consistently shown that this is a vital component of successful therapeutic intervention.
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