Whatever sort of relationship you are in, whatever difficulties you may be experiencing; Couples therapy helps you to verbalise, explore and resolve those difficulties in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
If you want your partner to listen to you, understand what you’re saying and see you with fresh eyes. If you just can’t communicate effectively and need to be heard, then Couples Therapy will be sure to help you.
Couples come to therapy for a variety of reasons. To name a few; inability to communicate, money problems, addictions, affairs, lack of sexual desire, sexual dysfunctions, conflict, differences of opinion, jealousy, insecurity.
At The North Hampshire Clinic, couples’ therapy begins with a thorough assessment process which you will attend together and, occasionally, individually. You can discuss all aspects of your relationship, what’s working and what isn’t. Once the assessment is complete, a plan will be formulated and presented to you both. At this point I will explain the treatment and what is involved. You can discuss how and when your sessions will progress and any areas of concern you have. For those with sexual issues, please be assured that you will not be expected to carry out any intimate exercises in the sessions. Neither would you be expected to undress or to be examined or tested.
My role is to not take sides; I remain neutral at all times and act in the best interests of the relationship. I will only work for the relationship; something that I will encourage you both to do too. It is not my role to save your relationship but to facilitate your process, help you explore and communicate and to hold you both in a safe space whilst you journey to a place and time where you are able to re-connect. For some couples however, they themselves reach the conclusion that they have come to the end of the road and that it is time to part.
It is difficult to say how many sessions a couple would need as everyone, and every relationship is unique. However, in most cases, it can take 6 – 12 sessions. Longer for more complex work.
I believe Psychotherapy/Counselling should be available to everyone. You do not need a referral from your GP to seek therapy sessions at The North Hampshire Clinic, you can self-refer.
If affordability is an issue for you, please speak to me as I do some of my work at a lower cost.
Contact me if you would like to discuss any of the above, or ask any questions…….It’s good to talk!