Relationships can be complicated and even the happiest ones face their own challenges. Couples counselling is a safe space in which you and your partner can discuss issues that, when handled by yourselves, can easily descend into misunderstanding or resentment. Often when we feel that we’ve not been heard by our partner we can become less likely to want to hear them out in turn. The counselling room provides a space where everyone can have their say, feel acknowledged and often as a result a progress can be made.
A counsellor is the objective person, helping each person to express their feelings and see things from both perspectives, without taking anyone's side. Couples counselling is a space away from home and the day to day life where you can begin to understand each other and what the other is going through.
This form of counselling can be beneficial for couples who have hit a rough patch as well as those who are happy but want to learn how to communicate better.
How does it work?
I provide a caring and supportive environment to help you find a way forward. We will discuss your thoughts, feelings and behaviours within a relationship. Throughout sessions I will guide you by using non-directive, empathic and supportive approach.
It’s important for both partners to feel that couples counselling is their individual choice and commitment, as the work can only be done if you both truly want to do it.
We would start with a single session to talk about what brought you to counselling and how we could work together. Real changes require deep meaningful work and take time. Therapy is a process, there are no quick fixes in counselling as it can take time to get to the core of issues, however along the way we will begin to find ways of dealing with the situations in your relationship.
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Confidentiality: Similar to individual counselling our work is absolutely confidential. I follow the 'BACP Ethical Framework' (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and everything discussed in therapy is private and confidential.