Couples counselling and family therapy
People come for couples and family therapy for all kinds of reasons.
I work with adults experiencing difficulties with communication, issues with trust or respect, parenting issues, step-family life, bereavement and loss, going through a relationship breakup, separation or divorce.
I can offer specialist counselling if you are:
About couples counselling
Couples counselling is a talking therapy for two people in any kind of relationship (it’s not just for partners or married couples) and it can enable you to improve the way you are together and how you communicate with each other.
Couples counselling is not restricted to improving or strengthening relationships though – sometimes it’s about ending relationships in an amicable way and I can support you in this.
About family therapy
Family therapy usually consists of 3 or 4 people in close relationships and it can help you work through difficulties that are affecting the whole family, by increasing your understanding of one another and your support for each other.
How I work
The person-centred approach underpins my couples and family work (this approach is a relationship therapy) and I hold a Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling. As a couples and family therapist, I can:
Sometimes I suggest activities in the counselling room (such as role play) and between sessions. This can enable you to try out a different way of relating to and communicating with each other.
We can use art alongside talking therapy - a creative approach to exploring and expressing feelings and gaining new insights and perspectives.
Working together, we can become aware of what is keeping you stuck and find helpful ways of moving forward.
As an Accredited Professional Registrant of the National Counselling Society, I adhere to their Code of Ethical Practice, and regularly consult with a counselling supervisor.
Couples appointments are charged at £60 and family appointments are charged at £68. I usually have 1 or 2 spaces for concessions, so if finances are a concern for you please speak to me about this.
Contact me to explore the possibility of working together
I work from private and comfortable rooms at the Wells Place Centre, Wells Place, Eastleigh, SO50 5LJ.
I offer a 90 minute appointment, which offers an opportunity to establish if couples or family therapy would benefit you and if we could work well together.
If you would like to contact me about couples or family therapy, please call 07729 193629 or email me through this website.