How relationship therapies can work for us?
Meeting with an impartial professional can provide a safe place for couples and individuals to think and talk about their feelings without being judged.
Traditional relationship therapies involve building understanding of the issues and appreciating the concerns of your partner. I am one of the few counsellors outside of London accredited to build Couples Cognitive Behavioural Therapy into the therapeutic process.
By combining the two therapeutic processes, I can work with you using traditional systemic and psychodynamic therapies to help you to understand what has happened in the relationship, to recover from traumatic events such as affairs, terminations, death... and then utilise CBT to identify patterns or cycles of interaction. I will work with you to implement new more helpful thoughts and behaviours which then evoke change for the better.
By working with you in this way I can help you to address the difficulties you are experiencing in your relationship. You will build strategies and actions to help manage the issues you face and so discover ways of moving forward (or help you to manage separation, should that be the desired way forward for you as a couple).
No matter your sexual orientation, background, or marital status, or whether you come alone or with a partner, relationship counselling can help. For some it’s about help to improve an on-going relationship that seems to be foundering while for others there is a need to find a way through an immediate issue.