Relationship and Marriage Counselling in Essex
Resolve conflicts Restore the passion Regain the trust
Chelmsford, Braintree, Witham, Hastingwood, Tiptree and Battlesbridge
I am a psycho-dynamic therapist with ten years experience. I have worked for the NHS, Mind and a local counselling charity. I work with both couples and individual adults, providing both long and short term weekly therapy. I understand how sometimes our relationship has ceased to work in the way it once did or how we want it to. I provide a safe environment to explore oneself and the relationship. Together we will look at the relationship, patterns of behaviour, methods of communication and the emotions evoked. By doing this we will shine light into all corners and aspects of the relationship and find a mutual way to understand what has taken place and work towards the agreed changes.
Harlow, Waltham Abbey, Epping, Chipping Ongar, Sawbridgeworth
Relationships can make or break us! As a relationship counsellor, I can help you find a solution to the difficulties you are experiencing. Whether that is individually to work on yourself and your behaviours or as a couple to help find equality and resolution to move your relationship on to a more positive way of being. Even the most positive and strongest of relationships can change during the passage of time. If we do not grow together in a relationship or we take one another for granted, it will leave room for conflict. Our past experiences may impact and influence the types of relationships we find ourselves in. Not all relationships survive the passage of time, however counselling can help support you through this process should it happen to you.
I have been in private practice since 2014 and gained extensive experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, anger, domestic abuse, conflict and many other maladaptive behaviours that impact and cause havoc in their personnel relationships.
It’s not always easy to pick up the phone and seek help, but it could lso be the start of a journey to understanding, resolution and peace of mind for you. So if you would like to speak with me, please do give us a call.
Great Baddow, Tollesbury and Sawbridgeworth
Clacton-on-Sea, Harwich, Manningtree, Great Horkesley and Wivenhoe
Colchester, Ipswich, Halstead, Lavenham and Thorpe-Le-Soken
I am an experienced BACP Registered & SMMPG [FDAP] Accredited Professional Counsellor working with leading Private and Charitable organisations. I provide 1 to 1 Counselling, Group Psychotherapy, Couple Counselling and Skype Counselling sessions. I am a Person-Centred (Humanistic) qualified Counsellor (validated by the University of Essex) furthermore, I am an Accredited Drug & Alcohol Professionals (validated by the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals FDAP [SMMGP]) with a Degree in Addiction Counselling (validated by the University of Bath). Every couple is unique and different- if you are concerned about your relationship and feel that you are unable to reach a conclusion alone, it is likely that you [and your partner] would benefit from couples counselling. I offer a safe and unconditional therapeutic environment for both parties to discuss, explore and to gain personal and couple insight into your concerns.
Thaxted, Broomfield, Buntingford, Coggeshall and Balsham
I am a person centred therapist with extensive experience working with couples and individuals. I offer a goal oriented therapy working with you in one or two hour sessions for couples. Initially I would ask the question, what would you both want from couples therapy? This can be an amicable ending to the relationship or a way forward with the relationship. From then on we can set a goal for each session for you both to work to. I have trained to degree level in couples and individual person centred counselling. I have continued training with the Tavistock NHS trust specialising in couples therapy. I have successfully run my own professional practice offering individual and couples counselling offering support and confidentiality throughout the years. There is no judgement in therapy, it is there for you both to be heard and find a way forward. As your therapist I offer a safe and effective environment that is your space to explore. Relationships are as complex as we are. Learning to communicate again or perhaps for the first time within the relationship effectively is often a concern. Communication can be reached and can often be such a relief to couples. To enter into therapy all that’s needed is a commitment to continue therapy to reach these goals. Working with you I can reflect back what I feel and see in a non-judgemental, empathic way. Helping you once again to find what you feel you have lost and to help repair the emotional wounds.
Saffron Walden, Castle Hedingham, Newmarket, Royston & Bishop’s Stortford
Are you curious about why your relationship or marriage is in the middle of a crisis, heading that way or just isn’t working? Relationships can feel complicated, unfulfilling and like they’re just hard work. The past can keep troubling us or the future can seem anxiety-provoking or bleak. Sometimes we find ourselves repeating the same mistakes and asking ‘How have I ended up here again?’ Most of my work is in helping to save relationships ravaged by a variety of issues and helping you to understand yourself and your relationships in a way that suits you and the context. To do this, I work in a relational way, establishing a sense of trust in a safe therapeutic environment, that in turn will enable you to clarify just what it is that is happening. I was drawn to therapy by experiencing the transformation it brought to my life when I was in crisis. I continue through my desire to engage in meaningful work and by my inquisitiveness and love of people. Being able to step back in order to see the ‘bigger picture’ helps me identify people’s key relationships and understand their complexities. I have a particular interest in how addiction, alcoholism, Parental Alienation and other factors create havoc in our relationships. I feel attuned to the sensitivities of broken hearts and broken families and the desire to heal the hurt that often is overwhelming.
Upminster, Tilbury, Basildon, Ilford & Romford
I am a UK accredited Cognitive behavioural therapist. Extensive experience has been gained working within relationships and person life coaching, whilst providing individualised support through specialised teaching and therapy. I am fully qualified with an ASC Diploma in CBT, Registered with BSY as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Specialising in Relationship Counselling.
I belong to the Association of Holistic and Complementary Practitioners. In addition, I have qualifications in Mindfulness coaching, Assertiveness training, CYPS Safe Guarding for Adult and young people, Specialist Counsellor, Spiritual and Holistic training and currently a student of Professional Hypnotherapy.
Chipping Ongar, Chelmsford, Felsted, Mayland and Billericay
I am a degree qualified Counsellor and have been working in Chelmsford, Essex for 6 years. I also have Diplomas in CBT, Anger Management, Life Coaching and Cognitive based Mindfulness. When couples decide to come for therapy it can be for a wide range of reasons, regardless of the issue all anyone really wants is to be listened to. Within our sessions I will offer a safe non-judgmental environment so you can both be heard. Having someone outside of your ‘bubble’ listening to you both can feel awkward and strange at first, but hopefully you will soon feel comfortable and it allows you both to really open up and be honest about your thoughts and feelings. My role is to allow you to hear one another, to really listen to how your partner, wife or husband is feeling about the current situation you are both in. This hopefully will allow you to get back on track and move forward in your lives.
Southend-on-Sea, Ashingdon, Great Wakering, Courtsend, Rayleigh and Hadleigh
I work as an integrative counsellor with over 7 years experience having worked at Mind, Children’s charities and Cruse Bereavement Care. I have qualifications working with individuals, couples and children. From working with a wide range of ages and with more than one person in the counselling room I am able to understand how relationships can impact our lives. During relationship counselling whether working with you as an individual or as a couple we can look at the impact of how relationships affect your life, your role played, dynamics at play and ways you communicate. This helps to illustrate patterns of behaviour and whether they are beneficial to you or not. My training in bereavement helps in working with loss including death, divorce, separation and infidelity which can give rise to many issues including separation anxiety, feelings of rejection, abandonment and betrayal of trust. By constantly having reminders in our lives from our past memories and still seeing or being in contact with partners no longer in our lives, can be particularly painful. Being compassionate to ourselves at such times and finding ways to manage our relationships which sometimes still need to be maintained when children are involved can be beneficial not just to ourselves but also to children who are also affected.
My own experiences and time in therapy as both a client and therapist in mental health has given me immeasurable compassion, warmth and empathy to couples experiencing difficulties to come and sit with me in comfort and safety. We often hope that once we have found that special someone that it will last for a long time. However, relationships are not always easy and difficulties may arise. The root of these difficulties often stems from one partner not feeling connected, not trusting and feeling unsafe with the other partner. As they may be unavailable or not responding to your needs to feel close or supported it can cause you emotional distress. Due to our relationship histories and the negative cycles we get into with our partners, many of us have difficulties with trust and in expressing emotions to those who mean the most to us. As a result of this we develop habit-forming ways of reacting to our partners. In couple counselling I look at the relationship rather than the individual and the impact problems can have on the relationship- therefore, the relationship becomes the client. Just like most things in life the relationships need time and energy to work. Therefore, as well as looking at what has happened and how the relationship is now we will also look at how you would like the relationship to be and how to move forwards. I have practiced as a counsellor and I have experience in the NHS as a therapist using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for relationship difficulties, anxiety and depression.
Is your marriage in trouble?
Our skilled therapists will help you to discover what lies beneath issues within your Marriage. These can be external issues such as work, stress, differing family dynamics, affairs or an issue between the both of you, such as communication. Our experienced therapists help you to identify and understand these issues and find ways of moving forward in your relationship in a positive and constructive way.