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Couples usually come to see me when they are having difficulty communicating or making change around important areas of their lives together. This may include a distressing communication pattern, an emotional or sexual intimacy issue, a domestic issue, or when there has been a betrayal in the relationship.
Couples therapy offers a safe space for you and your partner to explain and reflect upon the difficulties you are experiencing, and to feel heard and understood, first by me and in time by your partner. Sometimes this means sitting with some vulnerability and discomfort and learning and accepting things about yourself and about your partner, some of which can be changed.
The beginning weeks of therapy sometimes involve the identifying and softening of a negative communication pattern between you and your partner around problem areas. These negative patterns can lead to overwhelming emotions or emotional shut down which makes it difficult to talk about an issue in a calm and connected way. Subsequent weeks can then focus on hearing and understanding one another and collaborating to actively resolve a problem together.
If you feel couple therapy would be useful for you then please do get in touch using the form below. I look forward to hearing from you.
"We can't thank you enough for your help. We wouldn't be together now if it wasn't for our sessions with you. I felt understood by you right from the beginning and that meant
I could keep going in the relationship even when I felt afraid."
Resources for couples
Managing emotions with Dr Dan Siegel - understanding the window of tolerance and how if affects you
The power of connection with Hedy Schleifer
the second invisible connector - the bridge with Hedy Schleifer
How to play the 3-minute game with Betty Martin - support with giving and receiving touch
Identifying the Four Horseman with the Gottman Institute - criticism, contempt, stonewalling and defensiveness
Book recommendation - Sex Addiction: A guide for couples by Paula Hall
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My therapy rooms
Watford WD18 7DU
130-150 Hackney Road
London E2 7QS
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Shoreditch, London & Online
50 minute session / Couples - £130
50 minute session / Couples - £100
I have a number of reduced rate appointments available each week. Should you feel this would make therapy more possible for you, please get in touch.
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