LISTENING TO YOUR NEEDS
I work mainly with couples to understand what’s gone wrong in their relationship and then to take steps to put it right. One of the biggest predictors of a successful couple relationship is the ability to have difficult conversations. It is very hard to problem-solve and to cope with states of high emotion at the same time.
Counselling enables you to understand the roots of the distress you are experiencing and then to make changes so you can resolve your difficulties and move forward in a more helpful way.
One of the aims of the counselling is that you finish with a newly acquired ‘toolkit’ of tips and techniques which builds positive communication and gives you the skills to enhance every aspect of your relationship.
Although my work is primarily as a couples counsellor, I also support individuals whose partners may be unwilling to attend couples counselling. I also work with people who may not currently be in a relationship, but who want to better understand themselves and how they relate to others.
I offer online sessions via Zoom or Skype. For face-to-face sessions, my couples counselling practice is in Inverleith, close to Edinburgh city centre. See below, under Contact, for details of where I am and how to get in touch.