City Sanctuary Therapy Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Borough, London
and Willen, Buckinghamshire

Couples Therapy

My Approach

I work with couples of any gender, sexual orientation, and coupledoms, who may be experiencing difficulties and seeking help to navigate them.
My work draws on a range of theoretical principles in couples work, mainly the Bader-Pearson model which stems from Psychoanalyst Margaret Hahler's child development model, and Bowlby's attachment theories, as well as the Process Work approach.

The work helps us identify where the couple may be stuck in the trajectory of the development of their relationship, and enables them to navigate thorough the different stages of their relationship in a safe and constructive manner. The work also enables the couple to contain any conflict that may lead to unconscious reenactment of past trauma in their current relationship. The reflections on one's behavior including elements of co-dependency, and passive aggression, which is often very problematic, can help the couple repair any raptures, and nurture positive aspects of their relationship, as well as find healthier and constructive ways of dealing with conflict. This work is enriching to couples who may be experiencing some difficulties and keen to nurture and restore their relationship, but struggling to do so on their own.

Despite having couples' therapy training embedded in my psychotherapy training, I have taken on additional training in couples therapy, in order to enhance my knowledge base, skills, and capacity to help my clients. Couple's work is very unique and incomparable to individual work. It is therefore hugely significant that the therapist has confidence in their skills, and able to provide their clients a therapeutic service. Without this level of skill and competence in couples work, couples therapy can have adverse effects on the couples' relationship, and can lead to negative outcomes.

Pragmatics
Couples Therapy sessions are once weekly 60 minutes
Couples Therapy sessions are typically 10-14 but this is negotiable and dependent on the presenting issues
Sessions are charged at £140 per 60 minute hour


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