There are many reasons why, you may consider counselling; individual or 1-1 counselling is where you sit with a counsellor and express the way you feel and why. Your feeling and your “way of being” is not always obvious in the first instance, but with time and being kind to yourself and having that listening ear, together we can work through any issues you have. Each session lThe starting point of marriage counselling is the hope and desire on both sides for the relationship to improve and to continue. It is best not to leave marriage counselling till the end as a last resort because anger and resentment may have built up by then.
You may be experiencing any of the following:
- Excessive or continual anger towards your partner
- Lack of affection
- Loss of sexual attraction/relationship
- Excessive arguing, shouting
- Family life
Together we will explore your feelings about the relationship and how both you and your partner are communicating. If your partner does not want to join you in counselling, coming for marriage counselling alone can still be very beneficial.
There may be changes you can make alone that will have a positive impact on your relationship. Some people also prefer to have counselling on their own first to work out their feelings before seeing another counsellor as a couple. ast 50 mins to 1 hour, your initial assessment will be about 1.5 hours.
The counselling sessions can be held in my therapy room in either Kiln Farm or Woburn Sands or we can “walk and talk” (this is where can either walk by a canal or sit in a park and talk; some clients have found this less daunting than sitting in a therapy room).
At your first session I would ask you to complete an assessment form and we will have a general conversation about what you would like to receive from counselling.
Your first step into counselling can be a difficult one but the end results can be eye opening and rewarding. When you overcome your challenges and you have that revelation, you are able to develop inner peace with who you are.
I am experienced in Trauma, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addictions (Gambling, Sexual, Drugs)