Psychodynamic counselling aims to assist people to understand how past experiences and current behaviour may be connected, and allows space to explore feelings and thoughts about ourselves as individuals and in relationships with others. Counselling offers a confidential and supportive service and the opportunity for change.
Regular sessions of 50 minutes are arranged, once weekly. Counselling may be short-term or may extend over a much longer period of time, depending on circumstances.
Couples and Relationship Counselling
There are problematic issues that arise in most relationships at one time or another, and for some, these issues can escalate to a point where they endanger the relationship. Difficulties with communication, intimacy, jealousy, raising children, life changes, illness and bereavement can all bring additional stress to relationships, and sometimes it can feel impossible for a couple to resolve these without help. Psychodynamic counselling aims to help couples look at their relationship and at how they relate to each other, to think about how past experiences may be contributing to current difficulties and to look at the wider impact of outside influences. Couples counselling allows space for the exploration of feelings and thoughts and offers the opportunity for a couple to improve communication and understand each other better.
Relationship counselling is not just for couples: it can also be very helpful in other types of relationship, such as with a parent or sibling. As with individual counselling, regular weekly sessions of 50 minutes are arranged with an experienced relationship counsellor.
Both partners should be willing to come for counselling together or at least consider this as an option.