Restart One was formed in April 2020 to offer online single-session therapy.

At a time when waiting lists for counselling help were growing longer in most places, the accessibility of online and phone therapy seemed to offer a simple alternative.

March 2020 saw lockdown in the UK and around the world. This made access to therapy services far more problematic. Many counselling agencies were unable to take on new referrals and moved to working online with existing clients.

It seems things are likely to stay this way for quite a while.

The idea is to make the experience of therapy more accessible and affordable.

And to offer therapy with a minimal wait time. If you need help, you need help now – not months ahead.

If I can’t offer you a therapy session within your timeframe, I will signpost you to other therapists offering online SST.

Angus Lyon

I am a therapist who also writes.

By training I am a psychodynamic and solution-focused counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I was a director and co-founder of Catalyst Counselling CIC, a social enterprise providing counselling, therapy training and employee assistance programmes in East Anglia. I retired from my directorship of Catalyst on moving to the south coast of England near Southampton in 2019.

Before working as a therapist I practised law for over 30 years.

In 2015 I wrote A Lawyer’s Guide to Wellbeing and Managing Stress in collaboration with lawyer support charity LawCare.

And I write on wellbeing in the legal media.