Counselling Overview 

Relationship counselling can sometimes be made much more complicated than it needs to be. This does not mean that your situation is any less important, just that the easier you can see and understand what needs to change, the better. In my view, you need less confusion and anxiety, not more.

Relationship Counselling and / or marriage counselling is about situation improvement in some way – potentially every relationship can be even better. Counselling is not always about a relationship or marriage being in trouble or crisis; it might just be about improvement in some way. Whatever the situation, where the desire to change is present, then relationship counselling can help and support you and your partner understand your own feelings, emotions and behaviours, and then manage them more effectively. Informed by this understanding, you are both enabled to make positive changes in your relationship.

You have the opportunity, if you choose, to have our first conversation as relationship counsellor and client/s on the telephone (or email if you prefer). This ‘initial consultation’ is free, and I can call you on your preferred number at a time that suits you best for a private and honest conversation. This is the opportunity to ensure that relationship counselling is your best option; and presuming it is, we will arrange the most convenient time and place for your first appointment. I am available daytime, evening and at weekends, at venues in High Wycombe, Downley, Marlow & Amersham – all easily accessible from Beaconsfield, Henley & Maidenhead. Of course, this first free conversation is not compulsory – you may want to go straight to appointment-setting.  

The first face-to-face session enables a fuller exploration of your situation – what is currently happening and what changes you would like to see happen. Further sessions are by mutual agreement – there is no ‘block booking’ requirement. We need to develop a positive trusting conversation in order to most benefit you and your relationship.  

No person is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ for relationship counselling – there is one thing though that highlights those who benefit most and that is a willingness to accept that change may be needed in one or more aspects of the relationship. These aspects could include, for example, communication or acceptance or compromise. This willingness to engage in the process is key to ensuring that the relationship can have a rock solid foundation of trust, effective communication and commitment.