INDIVIDUALISED THERAPY WILL FOCUS ON SPECIFIC ISSUES
Where group therapy has a tendency to focus on general issues or themes that could affect every patient in the group, one on one counselling is tailored to the specific patient. It focuses on very specific issues and events that have happened to the patient and spotlights their personal and professional lives. This turns one on one counselling into a very intimate experience and makes it optimal for patients who require a stronger focus on what is happening in their own life.
THE IDEAL CHOICE FOR PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM UNCOMMON DISORDERS OR ADDICTIONS
For patients who are either going through or have finished rehabilitation for an uncommon disorder or addiction, one on one counselling is the ideal choice. Plenty of therapists specialise in uncommon forms of mental health disorders or addictions and can provide a better understanding than group counsellors. Sharing a therapy session with people who do not suffer from the same illness or addiction can be counterproductive for people who require special treatment.
CAN BE USED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO GROUP COUNSELLING
Many patients use one on one counselling as an addition to group therapy, only attending sessions when they feel they require a more personal experience or when they have an issue they do not feel comfortable discussing with their group. Each patient should feel free to experiment with the combination of counselling they find most effective.