Couple Counselling may sound like something we would only be interested in if a relationship were failing; in fact, it is the single greatest tool that can prevent it from doing so.
Couple Counselling is a safe forum in which to discuss issues which, when handled by the couple only by themselves, can too easily descend into misunderstanding or recrimination. When we feel that we haven’t been heard properly by our partner, we’re less likely to want to hear them in turn. But in the consulting room, everyone can safely have their say, can feel acknowledged and as a result, progress can be made.
The couple's therapist becomes the wise broker, allowing each person to express feelings (however awkward). They can see things through the eyes of both parties but will never take either of their sides. Couple Counselling is a safe diplomatic channel, away from the day to day. The therapist can hold both parties back for just long enough that they can start to understand what the other is going through. Renewed tenderness can follow.
A common fear before going to a Couple Counsellor is that they may take the side of the other person in the relationship. There is, in practice, no such danger. The counsellor has only one responsibility; and that is to the relationship itself.
If a decision has been taken to split, a counsellor can also be help to negotiate a graceful and kindly ending, one that honours the best sides of the relationship. Far from a self-indulgence, undergoing couples counselling is one of the most generous things we could ever do for ourselves and one another.
Once you have purchased a session you will be given information to get in touch and arrange a date and time for your session.
It is preferred that Child Consultation sessions are conducted face to face only.
Please note that once your appointment time and date have been confirmed, we have a 48 (forty-eight) hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations less than 48 hours prior to an appointment, or any no-shows will be charged. Any requests to reschedule less than 48 hours prior to an appointment, cannot be guaranteed and the original appointment will incur a charge unless under exceptional circumstances.