Relationship therapy is designed to foster emotional intimacy and improve communication between people by coming to better understand both ourselves and others.
People come to relationship therapy for a whole host of reasons. Some people may come because of a sudden upset, such as a breach of trust or a change of life circumstances. Sometimes issues such as the erosion of communication or discrepancies in sexual desire can appear slowly over time. Others may want support to bring a relationship to an end in a way that is as respectful and gentle as possible. All these (and more) are valid reasons for seeking the support of a relationship therapist.
I purposely do not use the term ‘couples counselling’. This is to honour and reflect the diversity of relationship styles and types I support in my practice. This can include polyamory and other forms of consensual non-monogamy, and I am able to work with polycules and other partnerships that include more than two people. It can also include non-romantic relationships such as business partners, creative collaborators, friendships, and family members.
Sessions typically last 75 minutes and take place weekly or fortnightly. Longer sessions can be arranged for partner groups with more than two people.