What’s in a name?
Relationship therapy and relationship therapist are terms now more commonly used than the more traditional marriage counselling or marriage counsellor as it better reflects the variety of ways in which people form and manage relationships. Our work is with people whatever your relationship status. We respect differences of culture, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. You’re welcome whether you are married, living together, separated, divorced or single and whatever your sexual orientation or identity. We are committed to providing a service that is appropriate to the person(s) that we are working with and so offer marriage counselling, gay couples counselling, trans relationship counselling….relationship therapy for anyone who wants it! We can help you repair, build and develop personal and family relationships. Or take steps to move on. We can also help with relationships which involve people in a work, educational, social or other environment.
Many couples come for relationship counselling when they feel that problems can no longer be dealt with at home together and things are reaching stalemate. Perhaps you and your partner are arguing about the stupidest things and these rows quickly escalate into something nasty. The relationship can sometimes feel stale and sometimes there is a crisis – such as money, sex, infidelity, in-laws or children – where you cannot get your partner to understand your viewpoint. In this case it is better if both partners come along but counselling with one partner helps too, if the other is unable or does not want to come. We can also see those who may have decided to separate and want help to manage the separation as amicably as possible, especially where children are involved.
Couples and/or Individuals
– may come when external factors such as coping with extended families, bereavement, unemployment, redundancy, work stress etc, have created distress and conflict in the family or at work. Counselling helps them to manage feelings and the situation more constructively. – may come along with a desire to understand and accept different sexuality in the family. Alex’s work and training provides expertise in working within this area.
– may choose to work at coming to terms with the loss of a relationship or explore their past relationships with a view to understanding themselves better. As a result, they are able to move on and make more informed choices in relationships in future.
– may want to talk about things like: sexuality; bullying; peer pressures and relationships; school work and/or exam pressure. Sometimes they disclose more complex problems like misuse of drugs or alcohol, eating disorders and self-harm. They can start the process of talking which can be the first step to getting appropriate help from other specialist agencies. If you would like to book a session or have any queries, please email either firstname.lastname@example.org
. Or you can call Alex
on 07769 206 540
on 07432 659 337
. Alternatively, please complete the form at the contact