Fulfilling and supportive relationships don’t just happen. They require good social skills, constant nurturing and a great deal of work, time and energy to last and stay strong. Through speaking with a professional relationship counsellor, you can learn more about yourself, your partner, and the way you communicate. You can gain a better understanding of each other’s needs while receiving support and guidance that can help enhance and even strengthen your relationship.
Sometimes communication or other issues can lead to a sense of emptiness and loneliness for both partners. It might feel like there is no longer any warmth or closeness in the relationship, that there is no room to improve things and often couples find themselves wondering if there is any point to stay together.
One of the benefits of couple counselling is to seek some support to help both parties to reconnect emotionally, to actively listen to their partner and express themselves in a safe environment that facilitates dialogue.
Relationship issues I can help with:
- Affairs, Betrayals, Infidelity
- Separation and Divorce
- Arguments and Communication problems
- Broken Trust
- Sexual Issues and/or Lack of Intimacy
- Pre-Nuptial issues
- Family issues
What to Expect in your First Couples Therapy Session
Your first appointment provides an opportunity for each of you to identify and talk about the problems you are experiencing. I will help you to determine specific goals and start a process of open and constructive communication. If you have any concerns about the process, they can be addressed at the first meeting.
I am committed to handle all sessions sensitively, without taking sides or judging your personal situations or sexual preferences.
All discussions in couples counselling are confidential. Many people feel apprehensive at the first meeting – this is normal. It is my responsibility to help to facilitate dialogue by listening equally to both parties, understand the problems you are both facing and help you to communicate more effectively with each other.
If, after the initial consultation, we decide to work together, we will structure a plan to meet your needs, agree on a suitable time and day for future meetings, as well as the frequency of the sessions. We will have regular reviews and collaboratively negotiate the length of therapy.
Feel free to contact me by email if you would like to talk: firstname.lastname@example.org – I aim to get back to you within 48 hours.