Why have Couples Counselling?
Chapters counsellors are trained in a fresh and modern way of working with couples which we believe values couples equally and gives the process of therapy every chance of having a successful outcome, whatever that may be.
It is true that couples will have had a wide range of experiences when accessing therapy together, some much better than others depending on the therapist, the organisation and the type of counselling they had. Our aim is to ensure that you have a positive experience of therapy that helps you to reach a satisfactory end…for some that may be that a disagreement is resolved, a decision is made or better communication is achieved.
Not all couples who access counselling will stay together, we won’t have a hidden agenda to try and make it work between you. Our success is not driven by the number of couples who stay together, it is measured by the couples who say that no matter how difficult things got between them, we stayed supportive to both, gently challenging and yet respectful throughout. Happily, counselling can make all the difference and can help to heal wounds that are damaging to relationships which means that some couples do stay together even when they truly believed that their togetherness had come to the end of the line.
As you may imagine, the process of couples counselling is a complicated one with so many variants – different personalities, varying needs and desires, perspectives and agendas…it can almost feel too complex. However, the good news is that we can work with you no matter how tricky and tangled your situation feels. Twists and turns are to be expected, therapy isn’t a straight road and that’s what makes it feel like a journey but with our therapists you will be supported and cared for along the way.
So, how do we work?We work using the Person-Centred approach which means that we value both of you equally and rather than seeing you simply as a couple, we respect the differences between you and work with your unique self as part of the couple. We all have different perspectives and we aim to understand how things are for both of you. We won’t tell you what to do, but we will support you to find the way forward that works best for you.
Who can we help?We welcome all couples regardless of age, sexual orientation or any other differences! Our interest is in you as a couple, not in judging your circumstances or choices.
Let’s talk about sex!Sex and sexuality can be extremely powerful within relationships and just in case you were wondering…we are very happy to talk about sex in whatever form it is important to you. We aren’t shy and neither should you be…if it’s on your mind then it deserves air time in your sessions.
All good, so what next?Please contact us to arrange an initial session. That will give us the opportunity to meet with you, for you to meet one of us and for us to decide how or even whether to proceed with further sessions. That first session will give you a good idea of whether the therapist feels right for you and it will begin the process of communicating with a third, trained person in the room with you. We appreciate that it may feel strange to start with, we would encourage you to stick with it as the developing therapeutic relationship can bring great results.
How much does it cost?Sessions cost £75 and will last for 1 hour 30 minutes each, it is difficult to predict how many sessions you will need to have but the choice is always yours. We will review progress regularly as we go along.
As both Sharon and Jane offer couples counselling we aim to see you as soon as possible after your initial contact. No long waiting times and good quality therapy…please don’t hesitate to contact us by using the contact us page, email or by phone and we will get your journey started.
Fees and Appointments Couples Counselling fees are £75 per 1 hour 30 minute session.
Appointments can be arranged during the day or in the evenings with notice.
Weekend appointments may be available if necessary.
We will always try to accommodate urgent appointments, please contact us for availability.