Couples counselling and family therapy
There are many reasons why people seek out couples counselling, such as issues around communication, trust, respect, sex, and parenting, and it can be very helpful because the counsellor can listen from a neutral stance, without taking sides, or making judgements.
Couples counselling is most effective when both of you wish to engage in it, regardless of what the outcome might be. Sometimes, individual counselling is appropriate beforehand, or instead of couples work, and this may be recommended at a first appointment.
As a couples counsellor, I can facilitate the communication between you, so you can hear and understand each other, and explore helpful ways of moving forward - either together, or separately.
I also work with families, and family therapy can be useful for all ages, and a wide range of circumstances. Family sessions usually consist of 3 or 4 people in close relationships, and there is a focus on supporting communication between everyone, and establishing ways of moving forward.
I usually invite families to decide how they would like to start therapy - for example, all start out together, or perhaps meet with me individually first - some people need time to decide if, what and how to share their feelings with others.
My couples and family work
I may be the right counsellor for you, if you are seeking couples counselling or family therapy in any of the following:
I work with both adults (from the age of 18) and older adults, and the consultation and any subsequent sessions last 90 minutes. Family sessions are usually every 2 or 3 weeks.
If you would like to explore the possibility of counselling with me, please contact me to arrange a consultation. You can call or text 07729 193629, or send an email via this website.