Embarking on Couples counselling can feel daunting. My aim is to provide you and your partner with a safe, confidential and empathetic service. Therefore, my role is to facilitate both of you in exploring and progressing your relationship.
I work with straight and same sex couples using Imago Relationship Therapy developed by Harville Hendrix and Helen La Kelly Hunt. Imago is highly practical and effective method which has helped thousands of couples worldwide establish more connected, passionate and joyful relationships.
Common relationship issues that couples bring:
- Difficulties with other family members
- Feelings of resentment, anger and anxiety
- Feeling unsafe
- Lack of intimacy
- Loss of connection
- Repeating arguments
- Sexual dissatisfaction
Couples counselling doesn’t have to be a last resort. So, for couples in a satisfactory relationship, counselling can help to keep you on track and provide you with greater understanding and fulfillment. However, I often see couples who have been facing serious long-term difficulties. If you are thinking about separating come to therapy and start to really talk about it with each other using Imago.
Imago Relationship Therapy
The focus in Imago is all about your relationship! Hence, safety and connection are priorities. You will learn through the dialogue process how to deepen communication between you.
The Dialogue Process
Dialogue provides a safe, structured way of talking to each other. You both get to speak without being interrupted. You both get to hear each other. As a result, you can work through challenges and enhance the positives in your relationship. The room is set up a little differently than traditional couples counselling and you will sit in chairs facing each other and I will sit at right angles to you. The emphasis in Imago is on you talking to each other not to me. My role is to teach and guide you through the dialogue process and to facilitate you both to use it effectively and safely in sessions to talk about what matters. As a result, after a number of sessions you’ll be able to dialogue at home.
How to book a couples counselling session
All you need to do is contact me using my contact form to book a session or you can call or text on 07581 201309. Your first session will be an hour and cost £70. Subsequent sessions will last 90 minutes and cost £90.