Couple, or relationship, counselling is a form of therapy which acknowledges the primacy of our most intimate relationships to our sense of individual wellbeing.
Couples might turn to therapy in response to a particular incident, or because of a gradual feeling of stalemate in the relationship. Couples stuck in repetitive and destructive ways of communicating with each other might seek help to make sense of these patterns and, ultimately, to find a way of being together that feels more constructive and less destructive.
Couples come to counselling for a variety of reasons, including:
- Communication difficulties,
- Commitment issues,
- Money problems,
- Issues with intimacy and sex,
- Relationships with family of origin,
- Job loss,
- Substance and alcohol use,
- Fertility issues,
- Bereavement or illness,
- Separation and divorce.
If you would like to find out more about couples counselling, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After an initial phone call, I would suggest an assessment session to explore further what brings you to couples counselling and for you to get a sense of how I work. If at the end of this session we agree to work together, I would normally suggest meeting on a weekly basis.