Over many years of counselling individuals I noticed that very often a major contribution to their emotional distress was their relationships, and I often found myself doing ‘couple’ counselling with one half of the relationship.  I wanted the opportunity to work with both sides, and sought training to work with couples.

I offer couples a space to explore their relationship, help improve their communication with each other and identify what is causing the problems in their relationship.  For a successful outcome there needs to be a genuine commitment to this process and wanting the relationship to work and continue.  I offer a non-judgmental and supportive environment to both sides in a climate of acceptance and encourage both sides to take some responsibility for improving the relationship.  As with individual counselling the process of becoming self-aware is a central part of the process, but includes becoming aware of the relationship dynamics, and for each individual to take responsibility for making changes to improve the relationship.