As well as providing counselling for individuals, Relationship Counselling is one of the areas that we specialise in at the Centre.
Couples present with many different issues, the thing to remember is that all relationships go through change and crisis and it can really help to have the support from a Counsellor at this particular time. It can help and support you both by assisting you in clarifying issues, and understanding what changes may need to be made in order to get the best out of your relationship.
Some of the issues that couples have presented with during the past are; stress & anger Management, bereavement, difficulties in coping with change e.g. children, moving home, pressures from families, substance abuse, sexual issues, domestic violence, separation and work/life balance.
Therapy sessions are usually arranged weekly at an agreed time and day and in as much as possible this time will be consistent for the duration of the therapy. Sessions last usually for 50/60mins, psychotherapy/counselling can be short-term or long-term depending on the clients needs which will be assessed at the first meeting between the psychotherapist and the client.
The team of psychotherapists working at the Centre are all fully qualified and would have areas that they specialise in – so when the client makes contact with the centre every endeavour will be made to select a Psychotherapist/Counsellor who will assist you in meeting and supporting your needs from the counselling sessions.
Although many Doctors do refer people to therapy, you do not need a Doctor’s referral letter to come to therapy.
All therapists are accredited by their own governing body depending on their qualifications. Organisations such as: ICP, IACP, IAHIP, FTAI and PSI.
They would abide by the Code of Ethics cited by these organisations.