Couples therapy & relationship counselling is a form of therapy that looks to improve communication and resolve issues within an intimate relationship. The relationship can be a marriage, cohabiting, straight or same sex.
Whilst couples therapy is ideally suited to couples attending the sessions together. In regards to the techniques used, much of the therapy is about providing; a space to talk, someone to mediate and an opportunity to talk about things that may not be so easy when its just the two of you.
Common issues brought to therapy are:
- Different parenting styles
- Life changes
- Lack of trust
- Betrayal or affair
- Lack of communication
- Financial issues
- Different sexual needs or other sexual issues
- Family conflicts
- Different goals and values
- Persistent arguments
Couples therapy can help you find a way forward, it does not have to be the end of the road for your relationship.
We have specialist practices in Northampton, Milton Keynes, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Edinburgh and London. Additionally we can offer online couples therapy or relationship counselling for those who are further afield or are struggling to make it to a practice.
If you would like to have a chat, either call or e-mail me.
Our meetings can be face to face, or via Skype/FaceTime.
Dr Debbie Smith – BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist
BPS Expert Witness | BPS Chartered Scientist | HCPC Registered | UKRCP Registered
BACP Senior Accredited Member | Certificate of European Psychology – EuroPsy
Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine