Couples

  • Is your relationship going through a bad patch?
  • Do you and your partner want different things from life? from your relationship?
  • Is communication difficult?
  • Are you arguing a lot?
  • Have things got to the point where one of you has got violent or walked out?
These are just some of the things couples who come to therapy talk about and I collaboratively help them resolve.
Sometimes people want support in talking about their unhappiness with life. There are many reasons why a person may feel unhappy. For some, their reasons are connected with their identity and sense of belonging and are related to:
  • race
  • sexuality
  • adoption
  • immigration status
  • past experience of abuse
  • loss or bereavement
Some people come to see me because they find themselves repeatedly making relationship choices that lead to disappointment; or others come because they worry about how to deal with their:
  • depression
  • panic attacks
  • eating problem
  • drinking problem
  • drug misuse problem
Relationship counselling helps you to make the most of your relationships, past, present or future. It can help you even if you are not currently in a relationship. Many people believe that a good counsellor is only here to help with the major crises in people’s relationships. A good counsellor is the first source of help when people face divorce or separation; affairs or major conflict. But support can also be provided for the worries that might seem trivial or minor.

What can you expect from Relationship Counselling?

As a Relate counsellor I will provide a caring and supportive environment to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing.

Your first appointment will be a consultation which lasts for up to 1 hour. This gives you the opportunity to talk about the problems you are facing and help you decide what the next options might be. If you decide to have ongoing counselling we will discuss the best plan for your needs, family circumstances and time allocated. Counselling normally takes place on a weekly or fortnightly basis at the same time every week.