It's funny that when we first meet our partner and fall in love, we just don't see our partner's flaws or them ours.....we see each other as perfect! We expect our commitment to each other or marriage to be the end of our search for love but it is the beginning of a different kind of searching.Find Out More
“When suffering happens, it forces us to confront life in a very different way than we normally do.”
Every relationship is a journey - we start off in love and everything feels good and hopeful and then something changes, our relationship is faced with challenges and difficulties and things begin to look bleak and we end up feeling hurt or angry or both.
We provide counselling and coaching to couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationships.
There could be a breakdown in communication, an affair, financial worries, loss of trust or just a relationship MOT needed.
If you feel that you have lost the relationship that you once had and long to get it back, relationship counselling can help you and your partner to find your way back and help you to re-connect to those old feelings again.
We use a number of therapies for working with relationships including 'Imago Relationship Therapy' as developed by Harville Hendrix, The Seven Principles of Marriage written and researched by John Gottman as well as Dr Sue Johnson’s Emotional Focused Therapy including work from her “Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.”
These therapies offer powerful and effective ways for people in relationships to access the core reasons for the problems they experience and offers them 'tools' to work towards healing.
The space between two people is called the 'relational space'. How we treat this space is the focus or our work together. This allows you to explore who you are and how in your pain, you might pollute the space and cause pain. This is the common story of relationships - it happens to everyone to some extent.
This way of working with couples moves away from the blaming, shaming and criticising therapy. It assumes that we each bring our hurt, hopes and dreams into the relationship and by learning more effective communication skills, we can understand and create empathy for ourself and our partner and reconnect at a deeper level.
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