Couple's counselling, also known as marriage counselling or therapy, aims to help partners in many different ways depending on your needs and what is happening in your relationship.
One way is by helping couples to become more aware of the habits and fixed patterns that influence relating to one another.
Counselling also provides you with an opportunity to present issues that are causing you concern, difficulty or distress, to someone who is trained in providing counselling and relational help and will help facilitate dialogue, listening and change.
Counselling can help you both learn to communicate together in a respectful way that helps you to both feel heard and understood.
You can learn new ways to resolve conflict within the relationship, set goals for the future and create a real partnership where you both feel valued and appreciated.
Couples counselling can help you see the blind spots you have within the relationship, understand how your behaviours affect your partner, heal old wounds and grow connections.
There may be feelings of betrayal, infidelity, unfulfillment or a lack of intimacy.
You may be a new couple starting out and just want to make a plan to move forward with your new life together
One or both of you may be considering divorce or separation and counselling provides a safe and controlled environment to be able to work through how this can be achieved with the least distress and with mutual agreement.
Awareness brings choice, personal responsibility and resourcefulness.
Couples counselling is available face to face only and is for both mixed sex and same sex couples.
Relationship counselling is a process. It is recommended (but not compulsory) that you consider committing to between 7-12 sessions to identify and implement areas for change. During these sessions we will all work together to understand you both individually, your attachment styles that inform your way of being and your patterns of behaviours that are often learnt in childhood that influence your relationship. We will start to understand how you both communicate, your communication styles, how you both show and receive love. Where communication is a key area, you will have access to my '3 pillars of effective communication' as part of your sessions.
Where appropriate, I will provide you both homework to be worked on between sessions.
Session costs are £75 for 1hr 30 mins. This consists of a full 1hr 15min talking time, and then 15 minutes discussing next steps, homework, and booking your next session.
Marriage Counsellor in Chelmsford
Couples Counselling in Chelmsford
Chelmsford, Essex, England, United Kingdom