In reality, there are very few relationships that are all roses! Whether you have the odd disagreement or perhaps you repeatedly argue and lost the fun element in your relationship - it’s natural to start to question its longevity. When this begins to falter, our health and happiness can also suffer.
Relationship counselling (also known as couples counselling or marriage counselling) is a form of talking therapy designed to help resolve issues within those close relationships. Be that better communication, building trust, or conflict resolution to name a few.
For many of us, our first instinct is to try and work through the problems alone but it can be incredibly helpful to seek outside support, whether that is through friends & family, or a professional. In contrast to counselling which can be undertaken solely through individual sessions, couples counselling is a term applied to talking therapy for two people within a relationship.
While the majority of the work you do will take place within the sessions, there are times when it is beneficial for you to complete ‘homework’ in between sessions to bring to life what is discussed. This may be in the form of specific tasks or to discuss a topic together at home.
While couples therapy is ideally suited to couples attending the sessions together, sometimes one partner is reluctant to attend, so you can look to speak to a couples counsellor on your own, to begin with. You might find your partner wants to join you after you’ve had some initial sessions alone and it can be helpful to intersperse couple sessions with individual sessions.
Relationship counselling costs £75 per session. The first session is around 90 minute, with following sessions being 60.
I’ve been providing developmental services for over 20 years, and like most of us, have experienced various life challenges myself. I work with both individuals and couples.
How do I get started?
Make a list of the things that you are feel may be contributing towards your reasons for coming to relationships counselling. Bring it with you to your first session. You might include:
- Where you would like to be a years’ time
- Targets you would like set or implement in your life
- Goals you may have set but struggled with in the past
In your first session, you will probably do most of the talking.
You should tell your therapist what you would like to get from relationship counselling.
After the first session, your therapist will give you an idea on how many sessions will help you and your partner, and over what period of time.
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Here at Calm Journey Therapy, we understand that life happens! And things can come up that prevent us attending a pre booked session. If this does happen, please notify us as soon as possible as we need 24 hours notice to cancel a session.
Regrettably, depending on the reason for your cancellation, any less than 12 hours notice, the full session cost will be charged. We understand that this can be difficult, but It is important to note that therapists do have their own individual costs to cover.
If you have made a booking using our automatic booking system, you can cancel or reschedule your appointment up to 6 hours before the start of your session using your confirmation email. Any time after that and unfortunately the system will not allow you to cancel or change your session. Please however, still contact your therapist directly or use the Calm Journey Therapy number: 01323 364365.