Counselling for couples
Couples counselling offers you both an opportunity to explore your relationship in a neutral space, think about what you would like to change, and help you begin to move forward.
When you're ready for change in your relationship
Relationships are an integral part of our lives and all relationships go through challenging times. Relationships, like people, can change over time - evolving, adapting, and sometimes becoming tense or strained as we grow as individuals.
Perhaps your relationship is going through a difficult time - you and your partner might have heated arguments, or are wondering what happened to the spark and connection you used to share? Maybe you feel stuck in a relationship that’s not working but not sure if you want to separate?
Couples counselling aims to facilitate communication and for many couples it resolves difficulties which may have seemed hopeless. It can help partners understand why their relationship is in distress or why they feel distant from each other and communication has broken down. Talking openly about relationship difficulties in a supportive, safe and neutral space gives both partners the opportunity to be heard equally without judgement or taking sides. Together we can identify relationship patterns, explore why they are there, reflect on how they impact you, and envision what moving forward will look like.
Counselling can help, whatever your situation.
Counselling is an opportunity to listen to each other and work through the issues that you face as a couple. I use techniques from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), psychodynamic, Gottman method and other therapies.
Our sessions together help you to cultivate a sense of understanding and curiosity for yourself and your partner, rather than focus on who is right or wrong. I aim to ensure you both feel comfortable and accurately heard, without judgement. My hope is that by working together we can explore what’s not working and what is, and identify strengths to build on. The difficult aspects of your relationship can become an opportunity for growth, healing and connection, helping you both to develop a positive and satisfying relationship.
A relationship doesn’t have to be in crisis before you engage in counselling. Perhaps you are considering marriage and want to be sure its right for you both, or you are expecting your first baby and want to keep your relationship in a good place. For some people, counselling is a safe forum to discuss issues openly.
Every couple is different. You are welcome whether you are married, living together, separated, short or long term relationships, divorced and whatever your sexual orientation or identity.
"I had to share my vulnerability and also learn to love differently. It was an important part of my journey of becoming. Understanding how to become us."