As well as offering one to one counselling, I am also a trained relationship counsellor and offer sessions in my private practice in central Norwich and also work as part of the Relationship Counselling team at St. Barnabas Counselling Centre offering low cost counselling sessions. I work with people who are finding their relationship difficult. I offer couples counselling to couples, married or partners. I also see other combinations; mother and adult child, father and adult child and family groups.
Couples come to the sessions together. It is important that I do not take sides or offer solutions but offer a space which helps each person to ‘hear’ and understand the other. I listen carefully to each person to understand their position, it can at times help for me to communicate each person’s feelings to the other in a way that each can non-defensively hear. The counselling sessions can help couples to understand each other better. It may be that past relationship difficulties have created defences that can be explored in a supportive environment. As a relationship counsellor I will value both positions without trying to guide the relationship in either direction. I will try hard to ensure that each person feels genuinely heard and understood by their partner. It may well be that people come to the sessions unsure of what they want for the future. I aim to create an environment which feels safe and supportive so that each partner can explore this and come to a clearer understanding in their own minds.
If you and your partner or relative would like more information or if you would like to come and meet me to explore if these sessions may be of help, please get in touch.