Is your relationship in need of help?
Romantic love is a funny old thing. You spend ages trying to find the perfect partner and then “BOOM!” they are stood in front of you in all their wonderfulness!
You fall hopelessly in love and our partner can do no wrong. And then, slowly, something changes. That pair of socks that he’s left on the floor or that extra ten minutes she takes to get ready start to stir feelings somewhere deep inside. After a while, if you allow them to, these feelings can escalate and increase to the point that you no longer want the relationship to continue. I have to tell you that this is normal, this happens to many couples and you can learn to do it differently.
Marriage and couples counselling for straight and gay couples.
There are all sorts of reasons why you may be seeking couples counselling. You may be clashing with your partner far too much or so disinterested in each other you barely speak. There may be sexual issues that are getting in your way or the work life balance of one or both of you may be causing difficulty.
If you work with me I am going to provide you with another way to be with each other. This other way involves feeling safe, listened to, cared for and important. I use Imago Relationship Therapy to do this.
What’s Imago Relationship Therapy?
Imago Relationship Therapy is a theory and a therapy that aims to revive and deepen long term relationships. One of the main beliefs in Imago Relationship Therapy is that you have chosen your partner because they are the perfect person to allow you to become complete. The issues coming up for you in your relationship right now are examples of you attempting to do this but going about it in an unsuccessful way. In Imago I will teach you a different way. The Imago way will restore contact and connection, allowing you to both heal emotionally and become close and passionate about each other again.
Interested? I have blogged extensively about Imago Relationship Therapy and would encourage you to read these posts:
What will a couples counselling session with you be like?
I have written in detail about what you can expect from an Imago Relationship Therapy session with me in my post What To Expect From Couples Counselling. I want to emphasise what my therapy sessions are NOT about. They are not about you and your partner arguing or dragging up issues and problems from the past and beating each other over the head with them! You will get to talk about the important stuff that has brought you into couples counselling. I will help you to do this in a way that will keep your partner safe so you can be heard. It’s a different way of doing things and it works.
Why work with me?
I am passionate about the work I do with couples and I enjoy it very much. I also like to think that I’m good at it. I have trained in Imago Relationship Therapy to allow me to be effective in what I do with couples. Many counsellors and therapists have little or no training in couples counselling and simply use the model they learnt to work with individuals and apply it to couples. I didn’t want to do this because for me it just didn’t fit. I believe in using the right tools for the right job. I have over 100 hours training specifically aimed at working with couples and my supervisor for my couples work is an Imago Relationship Expert with over 20 years of experience. I am the only therapist with Imago Relationship Therapy training in Manchester and one of a handful in the North of England.
How do I contact you?
If you are interested in couples counselling with me, please contact me here or phone me on 01625 529099.
How much does couples counselling with you cost?
I charge £60 for a one hour session when working with couples.