Marriage Counselling in Sussex
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I am a couple counsellor specialising in communication breakdown, loss of trust, fear of intimacy, commitment issues, and related problems. I have helped couples of all ages and backgrounds to share a more fulfilling life together- and I can help you too.
My aim in couple’s counselling is to:
- help you communicate with greater confidence and empathy
- cultivate the trust that will help you enjoy greater intimacy
- explore and overcome experiences that hinder your relationship
- bring you closer together
Couples counselling offers an opportunity to explore the difficulties in your relationship and to build bridges between you. And there is always hope- because it’s never too late to turn things around.
Much of the work in couples counselling encourages a greater mutual understanding, seeks recognition of how and why things have changed, and aims to create new ways to make positive lasting changes. By providing a safe space where you can both speak freely, and by focusing on clarity and resolution, I can support you both to:
- explore problems openly and honestly
- gain a deeper understanding of each other
- improve your communication within your relationship
- explore healthier patterns of relating
- develop a deeper intimacy
- create more positive attachments to each other
Only you can bring about change- but I am ready to accompany you both, every step of the way.
Haywards Heath Practice
I am really passionate about working with couples and have many years of experience working in this field. I offer a safe, neutral and non-judgemental space that gives you both the opportunity to:
-discuss your difficulties together
-work through and learn to understand both of your patterns of behaviour
-blame each other less
-encourage you both the have an equal voice during the session
-to be heard and understood
-use creative ways to see each other’s view point
In working together in this way can offer you both more insight and clarity about yourself and your relationship with each other.
I am a qualified Humanistic Counsellor (BA Honors Degree). I also hold a Diploma in INLP (Art and Science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Couples Counselling. I continue to attend workshops as part of my professional development. A registered member of the BACP, I adhere to its guidelines. My registration number is 373152. I run my private counselling practice in Chichester and also work as a volunteer counsellor for the NHS and the University of Chichester. I am passionate about working with couples and families, and I am aware of the different challenges they may face. Such challenges can feel intimidating and bewildering, and in some instances, can trigger difficulties and stress within the relationship. I strongly believe in the value of counselling for couples; by providing a safe and reassuring environment for two people to explore and express their feelings helps to empower them to communicate more effectively. Allowing couples to understand one another with greater clarity and empathy, counselling is an established and effective means of overcoming life’s obstacles and curveballs. Counselling also promotes a better relationship with self and helps to bring about a clearer perspective, giving couples the best chance of reaffirming a firm foundation for their relationship and allows them to move forward with a renewed focus.
I offer a trusting therapeutic relationship where both partners are equally supported so you can find a deeper understanding of yourself and each other. Working with a successfully researched based model, I support couples to see patterns of behaviour, address their responses in conflict and identify ideas they’ve formed about each other. Working with this emotionally focused and attachment based model, couples are able to explore deeper underlying emotions in a calm confidential environment. Within therapy, you can expect to improve communication, find a closer and healthier connection with one another and re-introduce a loving and caring relationship. I offer practical methods so couples can develop the resources to become self-supporting.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with individuals and couples in the Southeast of the UK. I particularly enjoy working with couples as I often witness how much, even in the midst of conflict, two people can bring out the best in each other.
Couples often come to counselling after a long struggle, continually falling into familiar patterns of conflict. Deciding to come to couples therapy is often the point where there is greater potential for change. As human beings, we often need a life crisis before real change is possible.
My work is based on creating a safe environment in which to explore difficulty. Becoming aware of one’s needs and desires and gaining the confidence to voice them, as well as having the communication tools to facilitate deep listening, enables individuals to feel heard, which then facilitates the building of trust and intimacy.
Another aspect of couple’s therapy is identifying the patterns of behaviour that can lock you into difficult dynamics. When these are explored and understood, increased awareness fosters compassion and kindness.
I have a diverse training which includes a Diploma in Couple’s Counselling, as well as Transpersonal, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Jungian training. I also teach self-esteem and mindfulness courses. I am accredited by the UKCP, one of the two main bodies regulating the counselling and psychotherapy profession, and abide by their code of ethics and practice.
I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I have been working with couples for many years, both in Eastbourne and London and trained at Re-Vision Integrative Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy in north west London. My approach to working with couples is to help with practical suggestions and observations combined with attention to underlying issues and unconscious patterns of relating.
Relationships can be challenging at times and there are times when we have to face these challenges. These difficulties can be due to our past experiences, lack of trust, lack of connection or communication with one another. We have hopes and needs for our relationships. Not having those needs met can cause us hurt or loneliness. Having experienced therapy as both a client and therapist, I feel has given me great empathy, understanding and warmth towards couples who work with me. I work in a safe and non judgemental way.
I have experience working with the NHS as a CBT therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). This experienced has proved very effective when working with couples and issues such as depression and anxiety. Part of the work we would be doing is looking at how certain patterns of thoughts and behaviours have come about and looking at how you would like your relationship to be like in the future. The focus here is on the couple as opposed to the individuals and what the dynamics are within the relationship. The client is essentially the couple. We would work together to challenge some of the habits and negative cycles that may be contributing to the difficulties you are both facing in your relationship.
Relationship from the word Relation (n.)
Relation means to be connected. The connection between two people can be strained, ignored or even ended depending on the circumstances. Here, at Relationship Counselling Sussex we help you both to rebuild that connection and work on making it stronger, happier and healthier. Looking for marriage counselling in Sussex? Contact us today.