How to Work with Depression using a Single-Session Mindset Workshop with Windy Dryden

This workshop delves into the effective application of the theory, principles, and skills of a...

Last updated 19 May 2024

This workshop delves into the effective application of the theory, principles, and skills of a single-session therapy mindset, specifically tailored for individuals dealing with depression. Whether you’re navigating through mild, moderate, or severe depression, this workshop is designed to arm you with the necessary tools and techniques to manage and mitigate these feelings.

In the workshop’s initial segment, renowned therapist Windy Dryden will shed light on these topics through a distinctive conversational style. Engaging in a lively dialogue with Onlinevents host John Wilson, Windy will explore the intricacies of depression, its triggers, and how it manifests in daily life. He will share insights, respond to questions, and offer strategies to leverage the single-session mindset to confront and cope with depression.

The following hour will offer a more interactive experience. Windy Dryden will conduct a live demonstration session with a volunteer, illustrating the practical application of the principles discussed earlier. This demonstration will provide attendees with a direct observation of the techniques being employed, deepening their understanding and equipping them with practical strategies to tackle depression.


Windy Dryden

CBT Therapist, Trainer, Academic and Writer

I am Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London and have been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975.

I was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and have trained with Drs. Albert Ellis, Aaron T. Beck and Arnold Lazarus.

I have also trained at the University of Warwick where I was awarded an MSc in Psychotherapy. This was an eclectic course and gave me a very broad view of the field. What has been important and sustaining in my career has been variety. Thus, I work as a practitioner, trainer, academic and writer/editor.

CBT Practice

I have worked as a therapist in many settings: including in private practice, in a GP practice, in a clinical psychology service and in private psychiatric hospitals.

CBT Training

I have been active in training counsellors and therapists since 1975 and have trained therapists in many countries including Britain, USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.


I began my career as an academic as Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Aston in Birmingham (1975-1984) and joined Goldsmiths University of London in 1985 where I became Britian’s first Professor of Counselling in 1992. I am now Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths and have held Visiting Professorships at University of Birmingham, University of East London, University of Westminster and London Metropolitan University. In 2005, I was awarded a DSc in Psychology at Babes-Bolyai University in Romania.

Writer and Editor

My first book was published in 1984 and I have now authored or edited over 230 books. I write for both the profession and for the general public. In addition, I have edited 20 book series and was, until 2012, the editor of the ‘Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy’.