The purpose of Couples Counselling is to jointly explore your relationship with the aim to enhance your ability to communicate effectively so you can resolve conflicts. Effective communication can lead to stronger, more satisfying relationships. However, counselling can also help couples to decide to end their relationship. Even in this situation, effective, respectful communication can be helpful.
I aim to be impartial and judgement free and I will work to help each of you to talk about your past, present and future relationship. I will also work with you to clarify your goals for therapy and to consider factors effecting your ability to achieve your goals. I cannot make decisions for you or take sides in any dispute.
I ask you both for willingness to set aside a time to focus on your joint and individual concerns relating to your relationship. I also ask for openness to hearing different perspectives, even when it feels difficult.
I also offer a safe space to explore your relationship issues at work, home or in the family. You may be having difficulties engaging with your parents, with your children or other family members. Maybe you would like a place to consider those relationships and to be able to make changes, helping them to work better.
I offer counselling on a one to one basis to adults and young people in a safe and confidential space. I have experience of working with anxiety and stress, depression, anger, loss and bereavement, relationship issues, faith and spirituality. Or you may need a place to explore your emotions, thoughts and behavior patterns, where we can try to make sense of those feelings. You may be experiencing feelings around low self-esteem, self confidence or self doubt.
There may be many reasons why you feel now is the right time for you to access support, together we can explore your world and how you experience it.
I offer individual supervision to trainee, new or experienced supervisors. I use the The Seven-Eyed Model of Supervision as developed by Robin Shohet and Peter Hawkins (2006).
I believe at the heart of good supervision is the relationship between supervisor and supervisee. To engage in effective supervision there needs to be trust, respect, genuineness and warmth in that relationship, where the supervisee feels valued and able to explore the movement of the client work in a non-judgmental and affirming environment.