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.
Education | Psychology
Perraton Mountford, C., (2009)'One Size Won't Fit All'. Insights Magazine,1, 30
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Perraton Mountford, Clive, "One Size Won't Fit All" (2009). Counselling and Psychotherapy. Paper 2.