All close relationships have their ups and downs. There are so many pressures on our lives and on our time, it’s not unusual for couples to struggle and go through difficult times.
Feeling secure and connected to another person in a close, intimate relationship is vital to our emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing. So when connection and trust breaks down, this can cause distress.
We offer a safe and supportive space where couples can explore the roots of their disconnection. We can help you improve communication, with the aim of moving from painful conflict to creating a healthy, loving and compassionate relationship.
What problems can relationship counselling help with?
Our professional counsellors are trained to help you deal with a range of different relationship challenges, including:
lack of intimacy
significant life transitions
trust, jealousy, and infidelity issues
Romantic relationships can also be triggering for people who have experienced trauma in childhood. They might relate to their partners as they would their siblings or parents. This behaviour can often be unconscious, with people not understanding why they respond or react to their partner the way they do.
Whatever the challenge, we can help you and your partner see each other through a lens that isn’t clouded by the past, or other relationship dynamics.
Our couples therapy approach
We offer Imago Relationship Therapy, an internationally recognised and highly effective therapeutic model.
It’s a form of relationship and couples therapy that focuses on transforming conflict into healing and growth through relational connection.
Imago relationship therapy aims to give couples the tools to relate to each other in healthier ways. It can also reveal the emotional pathway formed in childhood that might be causing difficulties.
Imago relationship therapy involves viewing a conflict between couples as merely the outcome of specific circumstances – not the cause of disharmony. By examining the conflict, a couple can arrive at a satisfying solution, heal, and then grow together.
Our lead counsellor, Jane, is a trauma-informed integrative therapist, clinical supervisor, mental health trainer and wellbeing advisor. She promotes a relational approach to counselling, building a non-judgemental and compassionate relationship with those she works with.