Counselling for Couples
Relationships! Any couple know there can be intense challenges to openly loving and respecting or even understanding each other. We are conditioned to believe in the happy-ever-after of romantic love, and can feel disillusioned by the reality of how our partner actually feels, communicates, behaves and thinks. Sometimes the patterns of misundertanding can be so strong we are left feeling alone, unappreciated, betrayed and hopeless.
I am trained in Dr. Sue Johnson's (author of Hold Me Tight) Emotionally Focussed Therapy which provides a warm and supportive yet clear and direct approach. There is space to address what happens between you without attributing blame or getting caught in all the detail. It prioritises expressing, understanding and empathising with the hurt underneath events, arguments or silences, and seeing the ways these feelings create disconnection; but are actually either an attempt to reach each other, or keep the peace in the relationship. This leads on to much clearer and open communication, and greater security and trust in the importance and value of your relationship.
This renews hope, and a loving appreciation of your relationship and partner with depth, maturity and a sense of humour.
All couples (gender, sexuality, age, length of relationship) welcome.