What can you expect from us, and how can you make the most of your sessions?
Our relationships are important to us and can play a big part in making us feel happy, but they also can affect us negatively if we’re having a tough time.
It’s normal for couples to disagree, struggle to communicate and go through rough patches.
When this happens, talking it through can really help. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been together a few months, or fifty years, most couples could benefit from counselling at some point.
You also don’t have to wait until it feels like things are at breaking point to get help – we support a lot of couples who are happy but want to get to know each other better and work through challenges together.
What is couples counselling and how can it help?
Couples counselling will give you a safe space to be heard and understand each other’s point of view. The counsellor will make sure you each feel supported and help you have a balanced discussion about what you’re going through.
We see a variety of couples, at different points in their relationship.
Couples counselling may particularly help if:
- You feel you keep having the same arguments again and again
- Somebody has had an affair, or cheated in the relationship
- One or both of you feel you don’t trust the other, or struggle to tell them how you’re feeling
- One or both of you is coping with the loss of a loved one
- You’re going through changes together, like moving house, changing jobs, your children moving out or you’re having financial difficulties
- You’re starting or expanding your family including pregnancy, miscarriages, IVF and adoption
- There are differences in your needs or expectations, such as attachment styles, love languages and who’s responsible for what at home
- You’re experiencing issues with your sex life, or struggle to talk about sex together
- You or your partner has a chronic illness or is going through something health related