February 14, 2024 David Ryan

The Benefits of One-to-One Therapy

Therapy can be one of the most life changing and transformative investments a person can make for themselves. Choosing to go to therapy can be instrumental in getting to know yourself better and in developing personal growth, awareness and understanding of yourself.

One of the most profound benefits of the client – therapist relationship is the therapeutic alliance which takes place between client and therapist. Clients have the opportunity to talk free from interruption and without fear of judgement or bias, about things they have often never spoken about before.

"One-to-one therapy sessions with David were a breath of fresh air. He taught me how to use mindfulness and breathing techniques, and he supported me in dealing with childhood abuse, an eating disorder, and addiction. His expertise has meant I have overcome a four-year fear of leaving my home, I have been able to return to work, and I feel like I’m finally living again. "


The confidential nature of one-to-one therapy is pivotal in the process of a client sharing vulnerably, knowing their thoughts/ feelings and experiences are held in the strictest of confidence. This creates a trusting relationship and a bond between client and therapist. The confidentiality aspect of therapy helps to build trust and is often the foundation which empowers people to be completely transparent in addressing sensitive topics that they otherwise might hesitate to discuss anywhere else or with anybody else. 

The one-to-one dynamic allows for a more personalized therapeutic approach, which means the strategies and interventions have to align with the unique needs of each client. There is no one size fits all approach to therapy, so styles/techniques and approach has to be specific to the needs of the clients personality/preferences and goals, enhancing the effectiveness of the therapeutic process. Incorporating such a tailored approach is key to supporting each client to address any concerns and to work towards lasting and meaningful change.

Additionally, the flexibility of one-to-one therapy offers a considerable advantage. Sessions can be adapted to accommodate your schedule, making it easier to prioritize and integrate therapy into your day to day life. The convenience and consistency contribute to a more seamless therapeutic journey, allowing for sustained progress over time.

Contact me here for more information about how my one-on-one therapy sessions could be of benefit to you.