It doesn’t matter if you are married, living together, opposite or same sex, if you are experiencing difficulties within your relationship, we can work together to help you understand the problems and seek ways to improve your relations. There are three elements to your relationship; both of you as individuals and the relationship itself. In couples counselling we are working primarily with the relationship from the basis of knowledge of you both as individuals. We are all individuals with different upbringings and experiences. We learn different things about how to behave from childhood, family and friends. Whilst there will have been a conscious fit between you that drew you together, these differences can, over time, start to cause problems, or there may have been a change in circumstances such as birth of children, children leaving home, redundancy, retirement, bereavement, affairs, sexual problems, for example, that have led to a change in dynamics or how you are experiencing your relationship together.
I will not take sides. Rather, I will offer you a caring and supportive environment to talk about what you both feel is the problem, explore the differences and help you gain understanding of each other to enable you to find the best way forward for your relationship, whether that be strengthening it together or finding ways to have a respectful uncoupling should that be the appropriate outcome for you both.
The first session will be held together, followed by an individual session with me where you will be able to air your views confidentially before coming back together as a couple for future sessions. Whilst the individual session will be completely confidential (excluding any risk of harm to self or others), I would encourage you to share that with each other in the safe environment of a therapy session. Your consent and collaboration is paramount to working through your relationship issues together and I support this by acting as an objective observer and mediator to guide, appropriately challenge and offer interventions into your discussions.
Details of your investment in therapy sessions can be found here, Your investment
If you would like a flavour of what therapy is like with me, you can read what others have said, Testimonials but it is important that we feel comfortable working together.
For further information or to book an initial assessment, please call me on 07933 279616 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org