COUPLES COUNSELLING


Couples counselling can be helpful if you are
experiencing problems in your relationship.

 


Couples counselling can help with:

 

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INTIMACY ISSUES

Intimacy issues

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Family relationships

COMMUNICATION

Communication
 

SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS

Sexual Relationships

CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM

Confidence and self-esteem

UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER'S NEEDS

Understanding each other

 

Conflict

Conflict

Infidelity

Infidelity

Depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety

 

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Often couples feel “stuck” and end up blaming one another, consumed with emotions such as jealousy, anger and resentment. These feelings can be overwhelming; couples counselling can offer a neutral, safe space to explore what is beneath those feelings, helping to build mutual respect and understanding.

 

It may be that you decide to separate and counselling can help you deal with difficult emotions during this time.

 

As a couples counsellor, I will look at your difficulties from a ‘couple perspective’, thinking about the processes and defences that go on between you, about which you may be less aware. Addressing hurtful feelings together may be painful, but it can be beneficial to help shifts take place within your relationship.

 

Life-changing events can have a profound effect on your relationship, such as starting a family, redundancy, ill health, children leaving home, bereavement, or an affair. Couples counselling offers a non-judgemental space, where difficult conversations can be facilitated.

 

Pre-nuptial counselling can be helpful to couples before marriage to help develop realistic expectations and think about potential difficulties.

 

Counselling can help you to become more aware of certain aspects of yourself and your relationships and to understand why you might repeat certain patterns of behaviour. This can enable positive shifts to take place, particularly in the way you relate to others.

 

My way of working is integrative, drawing upon cognitive, behavioural and psychodynamic methodologies. The psychodynamic approach takes into account your life experiences and how they may affect you in the present.

Behavioural work often involves tasks for you to do between sessions and the cognitive element might be thinking about what conditions makes things better or worse for you.

 

If you are experiencing relationship and/or sexual difficulties and want help,
please do give me a call for a no obligation chat on 07739 644413.
If you would prefer to contact me by email, please do so: charlotte@thecouplestherapist.co.uk