An experienced, accredited counsellor for individuals and couples, based in Cheltenham
A safe space to talk
As a couples counsellor I think it is important that each of you feels they are being listened to, by me, and by each other. We will explore why you have come for counselling, and work out together the main areas you would like to cover in our sessions. This may include looking at issues such as communication, conflict, trust, sexual difficulties, affairs, domestic violence, separation and divorce.
I will help you to be honest with each other about your needs and expectations, and to negotiate how you might each work to improve your relationship. We may identify that certain cycles of behaviour occur between you, and sometimes these will be related to experiences that you’ve each had in your past. Understanding this can help you to see how you can reduce the impact of the past on your current relationship.
It may be that you're not sure if you want to stay in your relationship, or you may be quite certain that you want to separate. Either way we can use the sessions to explore how you can cope with the difficult feelings you may be experiencing.
The first step is to give me a call or send me an email. You can tell me a little about the issues you're facing, and we can arrange a time to meet, usually within a few days. We'll then have two preliminary sessions where we think about how we might work together. You'll get a clear idea of how I work and whether you feel I can help. I'll refer you to an appropriate colleague or service if I don't think I'm the right person for you to see.
Couples counselling tends to be fairly short-term, typically lasting around 10 weeks, but I have a very flexible approach, and we can tailor the number of sessions to your needs. You can decide to end counselling at any point, and we will review regularly as we go along.