For me the term “couple couselling” is not limited to two individuals but includes those in poly-amorous, open or non-sexual partnerships.
Sometimes there is a need for some assistance in working through difficulties within a relationship and it is at that time that Relationship Counselling may be appropriate.
When working with couples I emphasise that it is their "relationship" that is my client – the individuals are secondary clients, albeit vital, components in the relationship.
My approach to relationship counselling is designed to enable the individuals who make up that relationship to communicate with each other and with the relationship itself as if “the relationship” is an additional person. That may sound quite strange but in my experience it works better than most other approaches and it can enable the relationship to move forward.
The reasons in seeking relationship counselling are varied but can be issue specific (such as a need to progress from an argument), an incident (such as infidelity if the relationship is monogamous and if it is not then behaviour that breaches the agreement on additional sexual partners) or it may be that counselling is needed so that the individuals concerned can reach an agreement about how the relationship is to work in the future.
Unlike one to one psychotherapy, sessions can be at irregular intervals (although weekly sessions are recommended for the first few weeks at least).
All sessions (including the first session) are charged at the same rate as detailed in the costs page.
If you would like to learn more you can contact me by telephone on +44 7956 569149, email at email@example.com or use the contact form to the right. If you want me to call you make sure that you give some times and days (based on the UK time zone) that are convenenient - note I do not take or receive calls when with clients nor do I make/receive calls between 10 pm and 8 am UK time zone.
I work through skype so you do not have to be in London or even the UK although I also work with clients face to face in Central London