During and following my training as a counsellor I have taken a particular interest in how different relationships work and what the ingredients are to a satisfying relationship. In addition to my degree I have also completed two couples counselling courses and can explore freely and openly with you matters that affect your relationships. Things like
- Effective communication,
- Dealing with the revelation of an affair
- Sex and sexuality
- Passion and desire, and how they vary throughout the relationship
- The effects that children can have on a relationship
- Family influences
- Facing up to and dealing with marital boredom
- Keeping your sex-life exciting in long term relationships
- Unexpected life-changes
- Meeting each others needs
- Compromise and red lines
- Your individual identity and your identity as a couple.
- Empty nest syndrome
- Unspoken expectations of how this thing works
- Keeping secrets
Couples who come for counselling should be committed in their desire for assistance and their willingness to talk openly. Usually, one partner will initiate the conversation about counselling and make the move to seek a counsellor. The other partner may not feel as strongly as the initiating partner, but as long as they are willing to explore their issues and fully engage in the process then that’s okay. If a partner feels unduly pressured or coerced into going for counselling just to placate their partner, then they are less likely to engage in the process and therefore counselling is less likely to be productive. If you are thinking about relationship counselling it is vital that you at least get your partner on board with the idea rather than driving them against their will.
There is no minimum or maximum number of sessions and each session lasts for one hour. During couples counselling an hour can often fly by, and therefore I can also offer double sessions if you prefer this, ie two hours.
60 min session £30
120 min session £60