Couples and Relationship Therapy

Relationships go through all kinds of seasons and changes. Sometimes it can be useful to have a safe space to talk about things.

Every relationship has the potential to develop and change. I specialise in anxious/ avoidant cycles in relationships including couples. Very often in a relationship one partner will be more anxious and seeking connection. This can manifest in different ways and sometimes it feels intrusive to the other partner, who shuts down.

I hold a certificate in Couples Therapy from the Link Centre, and a certificate in Family Systems Therapy from Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy. I am trained as an Imago relationship therapist and have been working with couples and relationships, including LBTQ+, poly, and communal living, since 2006.

All of this means I am experienced in helping you to have safe, supportive conversations even about the most difficult subjects. I can help you to make choices about the future, and to build intimacy, warmth and loving communication in your relationships.

When might couples or relationship therapy help?

Relationship or couples therapy may be useful to you if you are:

  • Going through a crisis, for example after an affair
  • Having difficulty communicating
  • Preparing for or considering separation
  • Struggling with conflicts and arguments which never seem to be resolved
  • Thinking about getting married
  • Facing difficulties as parents.

Relationship therapy is often completed in less than a dozen sessions. It is often fortnightly, sometimes after an initial phase of weekly sessions. Sessions are based on learning to communicate clearly and well, and addressing emotional needs which may be unmet within the relationship. Problems in relationships can often be resolved if things can change so that both partners’ needs are being met, but sometimes it can be helpful to have support before seperation.

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