I am a Relate trained and fully qualified Couples Counsellor, and specialise in relationship difficulties. I have completed a year long post-graduate Diploma in Relationship counselling.
I can support couples or individuals to work through various relationship issues including communication difficulties, affairs, general relationship disatisfaction, sexual difficulties, repetitive negative relationship patterns, life changes that impact relationship (birth of baby, menopause, retirement, death) and co-dependency.
I currently work part-time for Relate as an Associate seeing couples for Short Term, Focussed Couples Therapy (6-8 weeks). This is very Focussed work and we aim to apply tools and get to the places where we can initiate change soon into our work together.
In my Private Practice I see couples for short term (6-8 sessions), mid term (10-12 sessions) and also longer term (in excess of 12 sessions upwards). We tailor the sessions around what you need, your budget and your time constraints – regardless of our time together there is always a focus and always practical tools that we use together in the sessions. We make the time together working time.
I provide a safe, neutral space to hear you both and really listen as you share your feelings, hopes and challenges as we work together on making practical changes that will affect your relationship dynamics and make for healthier, more congruent couple relationships.
My Theoretical model is Integrative and I use a mainly Psycho-dynamic and Systemic Approach (family systems), drawing on Transactional Analysis (particularly the PAC model and Ego positions) and elements of CBT are drawn on too.
I see couples from my premises on the Slad Road and from 1 Bath Street, in the Stroud town centre. I offer Daytime, Evening and Saturday Morning appointments.
I offer couples an initial free half hour session where you can meet with me and where the three of us can get a feel for what working together would be like, we will discuss your expectations and hopes for the counselling and agree objectives and a focus from which to start.
Please feel free to get in touch to discuss further: 07724247455