Relationship counselling / Marriage counselling.
As a couples therapist, I specialise in working with couples on their relationship issues. I have postgraduate qualifications and specialist clinical training in couples therapy, from the world's leading training organisation for psychoanalytic couples therapy. I also work with individuals on their relationships.
I work from consulting rooms in central London, and online.
Most couples begin their relationships with hopes and excitement for the future. Of course, a satisfying and supportive relationship is fundamental to your happiness and well-being.
And yet, life can present problems. All relationships can face challenges and testing times. Some of these challenges can be:
- Moving in together and commitment
- Having children
- Communication issues and not feeling heard
- Balancing being together and separate
- Lack of quality time together
- Trust issues, betrayal and affairs
- Differences in desire and unsatisfying sex life
- Anxiety and depression
- Conflict and differences over parenting
- Feeling alone or overwhelmed
- Dealing with anger and conflict
- Lack of emotional connection
- Children leaving home
- Retirement and growing older together
At difficult times, communication between partners can break down. You can feel helplessly lost and stuck. Your head can spin with a confusing mixture of powerful and unwanted feelings, for example, feeling rejected, lonely, sad, anxious, angry, overwhelmed, boxed-in and hopeless.
Stuck in the middle of all those feelilngs, it is hard to find a solution. That is when expert and sensitive guidance can be helpful.
So, how can a couples therapist help? A professionally trained therapist who is "outside" your relationship, can see and understand what's going on "inside" your relationship. The therapist can work, sensitively and non-judgementally, with the two of you, on the area of difficulty, bringing understanding, connection and growth.
I gently focus on the recurring conflicts, unwanted behaviour patterns and problems that you are familiar with. And I can help you to make sense of what has happened. You can move through the painful issues and road-blocks - toward happier, supportive and fulfilling relating.
Despite all the upset, you can go forward together, if that's what you both want to do.
Your relationship is important to you. And when things go wrong you know how painful it can feel. At times of distress, it is better to come to couples therapy sooner rather than later. What you need to know is that relationships are my passion, my focus, and what I specialise in.
Weekly sessions are held in a relaxed, safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting - where upsets can be spoken about, and where fears and problems can be overcome.
Your relationship, and the two of you as individuals, can emerge strengthened by the experience.
You are welcome to contact me for an initial consultation. My consulting rooms are in central London, and if more convenient I can see you online via webcam.
At your consultation: I will listen to you, and give you helpful feedback on what you are struggling with as a couple. I will also discuss the therapeutic options that might best support you in going forward.
When you are ready, why not contact me to check my availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Postgraduate Diploma in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
- MA Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Graduate Member Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology (TIMP)
- Member British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship issues around parenting
Couples adjusting to retirement
Individuals with relationship issues
I can see you in person in central London, or online via webcam.