In Single-Session Coaching and One-At-A-Time Coaching: Distinctive Features, Windy Dryden presents a clear and accessible overview of the theory and practice of Single-Session Coaching and One-At-A-Time Coaching (SSC/OAATC). Presented in the highly accessible Distinctive Features format, Dryden explores how these approaches allow coaches and clients to tackle problems and find solutions quickly and flexibly.

Single-Session Coaching and One-At-A-Time Coaching is split in two parts, providing a complete understanding of both the theory and practice of SSC/OAATC, as well as clearly examining key topics, including the foundations of SSC/OAATC, what makes a good SSC/OAATC coach and coachee, common misconceptions, preparing for and structuring a session, and considering significant coachee variables. It explains key terminology, such as the difference between Problem-Focused and Development-Focused SSC/OAATC, and portrays these differences in useful case studies to show the benefits of each for individual clients. Finally, it concludes with details on following up with the coachee, including key questions to ask.

With case studies throughout, this approach can be applied in various clinical settings, such as primary care, and non-clinical settings, such as voluntary sectors, and is ideal for time-limited scenarios in comparison to other, more time-consuming, coaching methods. This will be an invaluable tool for coaches in practice and in training, as well as for academics and students of coaching.

part Part I|2 pages


chapter 3|6 pages

The foundations of SSC/OAATC

chapter 6|6 pages


chapter 7|1 pages

Development-focused SSC/OAATC

chapter 8|4 pages

Problem-focused SSC/OAATC

chapter 9|4 pages

The working alliance in SSC/OAATC

chapter 11|4 pages

Misconceptions of SSC/OAATC

part Part II|2 pages


chapter 12|6 pages

Good practice in SSC/OAATC

chapter 13|2 pages

What not to do in SSC/OAATC

chapter 14|4 pages

Placing SSC/OAATC in context

chapter 15|4 pages

Responding to the first contact

chapter 16|4 pages

Contracting for SSC/OAATC

chapter 17|6 pages

Structuring the session effectively

chapter 18|8 pages

Preparing for the session

The pre-session telephone conversation

chapter 19|4 pages

Beginning the session

chapter 23|8 pages

Facilitating change in SSC/OAATC

General factors

chapter 28|4 pages

Identifying and dealing with roadblocks 1

chapter 30|8 pages