Group Counselling for Couples
I am aware that in the challenging economic times, many people who feel that they need counselling are foregoing it because of the cost. I thought about how I might reduce these cost so that everyone would have access to counselling.
Eureka! I am offering group counselling for couples.
How does Group counselling for couples differ from a couple being counselled alone?
Each person shares their feelings and concerns not only with their partner and the counsellor but also with the other couple or couples. Therefore, the confidentiality boundaries need to be very clearly agreed between the parties.
The counsellor will make it possible for all parties to speak and be heard and share their individual issues and also to identify their common issues. The group experience means that people can help each other.
Sharing feelings with others in a similar position and learning from each other reassures people that they are not alone with their problem and that there is the opportunity to learn from each other. This improves confidence, self awareness and self esteem.
The objective is to understand and resolve the problems and take action leading to solutions.
If any couple has issues that they would rather deal with away from the group, the counsellor will arrange this.
Join my couple counselling group?
This does not take the place of one to one sessions with a counsellor particularly when there are deep-seated entrenched issues to untangle. However, they can be particularly useful in dealing with issues common to many couples, e.g. poor communication, infidelity, understanding commitment, understanding compatibility etc.
The big advantage is that it is cheaper than one to one therapy so there is no need forego counselling.
If you would like to be a part of such group, contact me and let me know if you would like to be in a group with :
One other couple: £30 per couple for one hour
Two other couples: £20 per couple for one hour
The counselling will take place in the Upper room in St Mary’s Church, Pirton SG5 Herts.
Initially there will be four weekly meetings which can be extended by agreement.
Any couple that wishes to see me separately can make a private appointment. This will be held in my private office at my usual rate.
Do contact me if you would like further information.