One Size Won't Fit All

Perraton Mountford, Clive (2009) One Size Won't Fit All.


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Most counselling services still offer a fifty or sixty minute counselling hour. Most training programmes convey that going beyond this "boundary" is inappropriate. Why? Was Carl misguided? Has it been shown that the fifty or sixty minute counselling hour is the most effective way to do therapy? (If rumour is correct, the standard counselling hour arose only because Sigmund Freud found that it fitted his schedule.) I don’t have definitive answers yet, but alongside colleagues and students, I am running a long-term experiment with session length.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: An early version of this article was originally published in the UK and New Zealand in 2005. This latest revision was published in the Insights Magazine in December 2009. It is reprinted with the permission of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. Their website is available at
Keywords: counselling session length, optimal session length, end point
Divisions: ?? GlyndwrUniversity ??
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:06

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