(£60.00 per session)
Couple relationships can be one of the most rewarding, yet difficult relationships you can encounter in your life. Living in such preoccupied times and with every day demands can put a lot of pressure on a relationship. You may find yourselves feeling as though you are growing apart or being torn in different directions, which can be even more prevalent when children come along.
The top three key ingredients for a healthy relationship:
Communication, Listening and Connection.
If this is not happening in the relationship, then it can begin to feel isolating and lonely, which can start to build resentment towards one another. These growing emotions can create bad patterns and cycles of behaviours you both can get ‘stuck’ in. This can make it feel like it is impossible to get out of and it can also lead to feelings of ‘hopelessness’ within the couple relationship.
Your childhood experiences can have an affect on your behaviours and the way you experience relationships. More often than not you are ‘conditioned‘ by your upbringing and how you have experienced your relationship with your parents. These relationships with parents, shape your ideas of love, values, boundaries, patterns of behaviours and your outlook on life.
Over the years, I find myself identifying more and more with my clients and highlighting:
“You are conditioned by your parents - you grow up, attract them, marry them and become them!”
What a thought some of you might be saying to yourselves. Thankfully, through gaining awareness and understanding by having some couples counselling, you both can chose your own paths and change patterns of behaviours.
I believe that it is important to recognise that everyone faces life’s trials and tribulations within relationships at different levels and this is completely natural.
Having relationship counselling, either as a couple or an individual, can support you both to reflect and recognise areas that you have been affected by in the relationship. This allows the opportunity to make sense of your own experiences of the difficulties that you both may be facing.
Couple sessions are weekly initially, for 50 minutes per session. Then moving to fortnightly, once you have both started to re-connect with one another. I tend to work with couples or individuals for an average length of time of around 5 to 8 months, which depends on the couples/individuals needs. If you both have couple sessions, there is the opportunity to have individual sessions throughout the therapeutic work.
If you would like any further information or you are unsure about how I could support you, please feel free to give me a call or if you prefer drop me an email.