Couples counselling

Deciding to come to couples counselling can be a hard decision to make, it can be difficult for some couples to say that things are not working or admit they need help. Often couples seek counselling when something bad has happened.  But that isn’t the only reason to attend.

 

Couples counselling can help with the following issues:

 

Infidelity/ affairs

Physical or emotional affairs can lead to a major loss of trust. Counselling can help provide the space to process infidelity.

Communication

Arguments increasing? Or maybe you feel like your partner doesn’t listen to you? Counselling can help provide the space to express yourself and learn how to develop your communication and listening skills.

Sexual issues

Problems can vary from difficulties in being comfortable with intimacy, physical problems or even arguments around sexual intimacy. Counselling provides a non judgement space to explore all sexual problems.

Other relationships

Often surrounding a couple there are a lot of other relationships such as extended families which can cause tensions. Sometimes problems can arise around blended families and how to managing the union of two different families.

Children

From issues with fertility, differences in whether you want children or not to problems with raising children. Counselling helps encourage each party to communicate what they feel the concerns are and learn how to resolve them.

Managing endings

Some couples feel that the relationship has come to an end and want to have the space to manage how to end as amicably as possible.

Spark lost

Often couples say “its not like it was at the beginning”. Counselling can help explore what changed and how to get that spark back.

Premarital

Some couples may want to come to counselling before getting married to help provide a space to discuss decision such as finances, future plans, how to keep the spark alive.

Emotional intimacy problems

Some partners may find it really difficult to be emotionally vulnerable with their partner. Couples counselling provides a safe space to explore feelings and learn how to listen and support each other.

 

You don’t have to wait until there is a problem or feel there is cause to come to couples counselling. One of the best things you could do for your relationship is to give yourself the space to explore each other's needs, feelings and strengthen it for lasting and loving relationship.

Couples counselling offers that time away from the rest of your lives so that you can deepen your connection and love for one another.

True perspective counselling provides a non-judgment space to support all couples regardless of identity or sexual orientation.

You may not be sure if couples counselling is right for you, its also really important to find the right fit with your counsellor. With this in mind, all couples will be offered an initial meeting with no obligation to then commit to future sessions. Please use the contact form below if you would like to inquire about how counselling can best support you.

I tend to work in a slow and gradual way with clients, work is often open ended and long term therapy. Due to this, my availability is sometimes limited, if you are interested in working with me then please fill in the contact form (link below) to let me know your availability and I will get back to you within a week to let you know whether I can offer a space. Please indicate if you would like to book in an initial free 15 min discussion (phone call or online). This gives you a chance to explain more about why you wish to start counselling and to see if we both feel we are a right fit for each other.

 

When I am able to offer you a space to start counselling I will offer you an initial meeting with no obligation to then continue counselling with me. I feel very strongly that it is the counselling relationship that helps to effect change so I think it is important to see whether you feel comfortable working with me.

Sessions are at the same time each week and last 50 minutes. My approach (psychodynamic) involves weekly session, please note I am unable to offer monthly or fortnightly.If you are looking for less than weekly sessions there are other counselling approaches that you can explore.

Sessions fee for couples counselling is £55 per session. Session are available both in person and online.

My client hours are:

Monday 3pm-9pm

Tuesday 3pm-9pm

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