Frequently Asked Questions
How long does couples counselling usually take? While I would hope to shift things within six sessions, most couples chose to continue to work with me over a longer period. Fortnightly sessions, become monthly sessions until a couple feels confident they can manage on their own.
Will I be blamed? Most couples who come to therapy are caught up in questions of blame -- who is to blame for what has gone wrong? While I would hope to foster a recognition of destructive patterns of behaviour (on both sides), blame has no place in couples counselling. Rather, as you both come to understand the early patterns of behaviour which have caused miscommunication and misunderstanding, blame is replaced by compassion and empathy.
Will we have to commit to a regular time? Unlike many couples therapists, I do not insist on couples committing to a regular time. In fact, generally, I don't see couples weekly, as our intense sessions take time to digest. Some couples come fortnightly, others monthly. I make every attempt to tailor our sessions to your needs and requirements.
What does a session cost? I charge £180 for an hour long session.
Can you offer individual work also? I also work with individuals.