Marriage Counselling might seem like a last resource. You might be feeling stuck because you have tried and tried to make your relationship/marriage work. Getting through to your partner seems hopeless. You don’t want to stay in a failing marriage, but breaking up your family feels wrong too. Couple counselling is usually a starting point where you can learn about each other's needs and the way you are happy to fulfil them. You learn tools that will allow you to communicate effectively and respectfully.
Whether I work with individuals or couples my approach is simple. When I am with you, you become my centre of the universe. Whether laughing, crying, reflecting, testing or challenging yourself, you have my full attention. When I am with you I use my knowledge, skills and experience as well as common sense and intuition. My clients tend to feel at ease when working with me, frequently being surprised by the way they start to feel about themselves. Often they experience surprising and refreshing change in their perception and become aware of options and choices that open up for them.
If you are like most people, 8 sessions might give you enough knowledge and tools to deal with the challenge you are currently facing. Sometimes after 8 sessions, it might be more appropriate for you to keep in touch, monthly; to be able to adapt safely to your "new normal". If appropriate, you might choose to work with me long term
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.