Face-to-Face & Online
Your relationship is one of the most valuable investments you will make in your lifetime and one that you want to last so it makes sense that if you are going to invest financially into couples counselling that you want to choose a therapy which is based on evidence, that is, one that has been researched for over 40 years with over 3000 couples. This research enabled the founder, Dr Gottman, to predict with over 90% accuracy the four main predictors which contribute to a marriage's divorce and what their antidotes are as well as what makes up a strong relationship.
The average couple waits 6 years before seeking help for their relationship problems and half of all marriages that end do so in the first seven years. The longer couples wait to seek out counselling, the more engrained and complex issues become.
If you are feeling neglected, unheard, resentful, controlled or there are frequent disagreements, emotional disconnect or lack of intimacy in your relationship or marriage then Couples Counselling can help you to:
Recognise and take responsibility for your emotions and responses towards one another to develop healthier outcomes.
Develop a new way of communicating with openness and honesty which ensures feelings are heard, validated and responded to while building trust.
Resolve problems through compromise and flexibility ensuring a win-win situation for all.
If the marriage is over to end it amicably with dignity and respect.
It is understandable that you may feel a little nervous about our first counselling session but you will both be made to feel at ease from the minute we meet. My aim is to ensure you are both comfortable and for you to know that whatever you need to share or however you need to feel that you are in a caring and non-judgmental place to do so.
Your first session will be a time for us to get to know one another, to find out more about your individual concerns and what you are both hoping to achieve from our sessions together. We will also go into your relationship with one another in a little more depth in order for me to gain a better understanding of how you partner together and how you would like to improve your relationship with one another. This first session is where we will start to establish a base to work from in order to build a stronger, more open, empathic, communicative and loving relationship that is well equipped to face the challenges life brings. This session may lead into a second session depending on what needs to be discussed.
The overall number of sessions needed is different for every couple.
Each session is 50-60 minutes
Couples Counselling can take place Face to Face in Cleveland in the Redlands or it can take place online through a secure platform called Zoom.
The benefits of online counselling clients have found are:
Costs are less as there is no travel time involved for you meaning less costs for fuel and no child minding fees.
More flexibility with appointment times to suit your schedule. Book a time during the day, during a lunch break together or after hours when you get home from work. No additional travelling to and from sessions required.
The safety and comfort of your own home often provides clients with the ability to lower defences and open up more quickly enabling healing to take place at a faster rate.
You choose a therapist based on the right fit for you rather than the one that is closest to you. The right fit means a more successful session.
"I look forward to our conversations now, they have been awesome and I feel like my opinion is respected."
"Counselling has given me the strategies to learn how to have better relationships that mean I now feel so much more content and respected both of myself and by others."
"My relationship with my daughter has improved a lot and it has been 90% good since we started sessions together"