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Couples therapy

Problems within relationships can be extremely challenging and therefore in Couples therapy, the likelihood of success is typically dependent on the commitment of both partners.  I will always strive to assure that sessions feel emotionally safe, and assume a non-blaming stance.   My experience indicates that effort put into Couples therapy, typically pays dividends for both the couple’s and their family’s well-being regardless of any future decisions.

Relationship problems often arise around poor communication of our feelings and needs.  This can result in a loss of closeness and intimacy, which can lead to arguing and even infidelity.  Differences in priorities can often lead to friction surrounding jobs, money and spending time together.

Your investment in couples therapy can have significant long term benefits whether you ultimately stay together or not.  Relationships can become more amicable, reducing confrontation and vitriol which can be both emotionally and financially draining.  Where children are involved these benefits can manifest throughout the children’s various life events, including e.g. marriages and the arrival of grandchildren.


This testimonial was given after a recent piece of couples work:

 

‘We’ve been extremely well-served by the ‘space’ Jonathan has created for us, as a couple.  A place to really explore the things that would have been too dangerous to root around in, unaided.  Jonathan has been brave enough to allow and support us going into some really difficult areas, and brave enough to put the brakes on, when things became too intense.  He managed to get a tricky balance, just right, and gave us a sense of (ultimate) safety, in a way that still encouraged us to take risks and really hear what each other was saying.  This enabled an uncommon amount of real listening, resolving and learning in that ‘space’, and our relationship has moved on to new, hard to imagine levels because of what Jonathan was able to facilitate.  He has a relaxed, easy manner about him and is fair, impartial and even-handed’.

Here is another recent couples therapy testimonial:

 

‘We could not have improved or relationship without Jonathan, now my partner is beside me, rather than opposite me.  We share our feelings without risk, whilst feeling safety; we are better able to get what we need from each other’.

To discuss your needs please call:

01403 261413 or

07736 738328

We can book a meeting now!