Couple Therapy

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Plymouth, PL3 4DH
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About us

We (Fiona Miller and Mark Hayward) have worked together for over 20 years, developing an ethical approach that is conscious of cultural and gendered pressures and expectations. We are registered with UKCP as couple and family therapists. 

What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy is a talking therapy that focuses on two people working together on their relationship in a committed way. 

It could be that you and your partner are trying to progress things in your relationship. Or it might be that you want to get back something that’s been lost, move on from an upset, or end things with the least possible disruption for your children.  

Couples Therapy could help you with:

Establishing clearer communication between you and your partner

Agreeing new ways forward from upset and conflict

Reconnecting with hopes you had for your relationship

Feeling more understood and understanding each other.

Making decisions about your relationship ending with minimum disruption.

Our Approach:

In our experience, most people want the best for their relationship, their children, and anyone else affected by changes. A long conflict can make a fight out of what could be a discussion but we believe that couples also have experience of more positive and productive ways of resolving differences. 

We work as a co-therapy pair with an option for a single therapist if preferred. (Co-therapists can provide a better balance between genders or positions and generates twice the amount of thinking and ideas). Typically one of us might take the lead with the other making sure that each person was heard and their concerns attended to.

As systemic (relationship) therapists we are more curious about the current relationship and possibilities for movement than in historic events from early life. Whilst it can be important to acknowledge experiences of hurt, our focus is also  towards possible positive ways forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • UKCP registered psychotherapists
  • AFT approved supervisors

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Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Therapies offered


£90.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Additional information

£90 per hour to include both therapists. On request we can work as solo therapists.

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Any notes made are fully available to you and any sharing of thinking or ideas about your situation is with you, so ways forward have been agreed by all.

Comments from previous clients:

"This session has been extremely helpful. Fiona’s help is invaluable and greatly appreciated."

"I feel so much better now - I know I can go forwards"

"This meeting really helped get our relationship back on track"

Family Matters, 46-48 Devonport Road, Plymouth, PL3 4DH

Type of session

In person

Types of client


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