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28th May 2022 

Couples: I aim to help you to:

  • Get your relationship back on track by giving a safe place where you can talk together
  • Have a deeper understanding of the trigger points in your relationship so that alternative ways of settling differences can be reached
  • Learn how to communicate effectively with your partner so that it is supportive and inquisitive rather than hostile
  • Understand how the differences between you and your partner are an opportunity for you to develop new aspects of yourself
  • Understand why an affair happened
  • Understand why you chose your partner in the first place
  • Learn new ways of nurturing your relationship and identify its strengths
  • Or, support you to separate with grace and integrity if that is your chosen path

For Couples, the emphasis is on your relationship although by looking at how your relationship is with your partner, you will begin to understand how your relationship is affected by both your pasts. By its very nature, couples work is more directive than individual work and tends to be shorter term.

Thought of the Month

"To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring."
George Santayana

The thrill at the beginning of new relationships can be intoxicating and some people continually pursue that feeling; moving onto new and exciting relationships as the old one becomes stale and familiar. The ‘honeymoon’ period typically lasts 2 years and relationships then settle down and can become predictable. Counselling sessions can be useful in helping partners to better understand themselves and each other, enabling both self-growth and growth as a couple. Being curious (rather than furious) about each other is surely a better place to be.