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For many couples, life together can become difficult at times. Mid life issues, dealing with children's problems, unemployment, menopause, sexual issues and libido changes, infidelity, life changes and health problems can all have a destructive effect on relationships. Couples and relationship therapies can provide a confidential space where partners can come to talk about their problems without fear of judgement or embarrassment. Often one partner will worry that the therapist will take sides with the other partner and may be reluctant to come to therapy. I am not there to judge, but to try and enable each to express their feelings, and to understand the other's point of view, so that a dialogue can be opened up between you in areas where you feel stuck or there has been a block in being able to speak about it. It is not a miracle cure, and while many couples are able to re-engage in a meaningful and healthy relationship, some may part as a result of realising that they can't live together happily. Knowing that you have tried to address your problems can be reassuring whatever the outcome.
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For those with deeper seated problems, or particularly complex issues, psychotherapy is usually longer term work, where the therapist forms a relationship with you that feels safe and secure. Many people feel terrified or ashamed that they have issues or habits that make life feel unbearable at times. Having trained in existential, person centred and psycho-dynamic therapies, I am able to provide a safe space to help you face these problems and reclaim your life. Many clients come feeling they have no choices, or opportunities to improve their lives, but through committing to therapy, they are showing they have the courage to make changes towards a more fulfilling existence. Through therapy you can learn to be kinder to yourself and others, have more control, take more responsibility, and have the confidence to live the life you want to lead, without fear of judgement, criticism or scorn.

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