COUPLES IN CRISIS
I specialize in Couple and Family Relationships. I generally suggest that we meet once a week for a one hour slot, but if you feel your relationship is really in crisis I can offer 2 hourly sessions, if you feel that you want to move faster than the normal couples counselling.
BENEFITS OF COUPLES COUNSELLING:
Couples Counselling is really beneficial, 80% of couples who commit to a series of sessions, report that their relationship improves.
In todays difficult times anxiety and depression have increased and impact hugely on couple relationships.
Have you lost each other through a period of transitions and stress? Are you ready to take an honest look at your relationship in an understanding, safe, unbiased and confidential environment?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
If you have reached a critical point in your relationship and you are feeling angry, distant, lonely or indifferent; I will help you to identify negative communications, patterns and behaviours and how to change them.
We will explore together the journey of your relationship and how you ended up having the same argument over and over again.
My work focuses on the present relationship issues, but to truly understand each of you, we will need to explore each of your blueprints around love, sex and conflict, which may include looking at the past.
In today’s busy world, families have high expectations and often many other activities are prioritized above the couple relationship. Coming to therapy will be the first of many steps that helps you both to ‘re-invest’ in your relationship, it will help you to understand each other better and often to really hear about how the other feels.
I have been working with couples for 10 years. Unhappy relationships can cause physical ill health and poor mental health conditions and are extremely damaging to any children of the family.
During the process you will learn more about yourself and your partner. I will work collaboratively with you in a non judgmental way.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Couples Counselling, Relate Institute. Level 5.
Diploma in Family Counselling, Relate Institute. Level 6.
Masters in Relationships Therapy. University of Hull.
I have worked with couples and families for 10 years. I have also managed Relate services in Kent.
I am passionate and enthusiastic about working with couples, it is very challenging but rewarding work.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
I am currently offering appointments via zoom, skype and phone.