About couple counselling...
All relationships have ups and downs. There are however, times when things are more difficult to manage, often due to pressures of work, illness, children or finances, and can be overwhelming for any relationship. Sometimes problems arise from within the relationship itself, partners find new directions and their needs change. There can also be difficulties with intimacy and sex.
I work with couples to help them to heal their relationship, providing a space to work out conflict safely and without judgment, and to change unhelpful behaviours and increase connection.
Coming for couples counselling shows commitment to your relationship, that you are willing to invest both time and money on improving it. Whether you've been together for many years, or you're planning to commit to one another, looking after our most meaningful relationships is hugely important for mental health and well-being .
I work broadly within the Gottman approach to couples therapy, and also draw from Solution-Focussed therapy. Couples are invited to complete an initial questionnaire, a tool which assesses the various dimensions of the relationship. Following the assessment phase, couples are given exercises to work on between sessions. Couple counselling is often shorter than individual counselling, and the time between sessions increases as new, more productive habits are learned and assimilated.
For more information, or to book an appointment, please call or email using the details at the top of the page.