No relationship is only sunshine, but a couple can share an umbrella and survive the storm together
When love becomes a struggle or a chore, seeking help to get things back on track makes sense.
Couples therapy tends to be viewed as something for only relationships in crisis. There are many reasons people in relationships might pursue it (better communication, sexual issues, infidelity, trust issues, end of a relationship, premarital counselling). All relationships are difficult in some form or another. There will be disagreement, conflicts, and hurt even in the best of times some issues are small some larger, but all are important and deserved to be explored and worked on.
While couples therapy can be instrumental in restoring balance to relationships in crisis, it can also serve to support, strengthen, and maintain the health of any relationship, no matter the age, race, or orientation. Strong, loving relationships require regular maintenance and daily commitment to clear out the buildup of any unhealthy patterns.
Couples therapy provides a safe and supportive space for both of you to explore your emotions, resolve your differences, and deepen your love and connection.
Beginning a course of therapy may seem intimidating. Especially when involving a partner. You might worry that your partner won’t be open or cooperative, that the therapist will “take their side” or that the sessions will bring up painful issues that lead to arguments that never seem to get resolved. Rest assured that even if there are some uncomfortable conversations, your sessions will facilitate healing. I encourage you to simply keep an open mind. I’ll support you both through those difficult emotions with empathy, objectivity, and lightness.
We will usually meet once a week, on the same day of the week. I offer both online and face-to-face sessions, in my consulting room at 89, Fleet Street.