Sian Jones Couples Therapist
One of the UK’s Leading couples therapist Sian Jones discusses how she has created a couple counelling service which enables high profile clients to resolve their relationship problems in the privacy of their own homes.
Considering discretion is at the core to her work, is it any wonder that Sian Jones could be declared a well kept secret? Sian’s reputation has grown year on year. Predominantly through word of mouth, after confiding in friends, who recommend her.
Why couples therapy at home?
Counselling at home may not be your everyday service but many of Sian’s clients are not every day couples. In fact, many are high profile, well known individuals who work in the public eye. And yet are experiencing problems in their relationship.
However, the main difference for these couples is that at a time when they need to focus on their relationship. There is the added fear of being seen by the press going to visit relationship counsellor. And the negative publicity and pressure that might follow.
Sian prides herself by travelling to see couples at home. Which has enabled them the privacy they desperately crave – whilst still allowing access to help.
Who is Sian Jones
It’s apparent upon meeting Sian that she breaks all the stereotypical views some might have about relationship counsellors. She is somewhat quirky, passionate, frank and warm. As her website rightly states ‘she has an exceptional ability to make people feel instantly relaxed and engaged’. Sian expresses her views ardently on what it takes to save a relationship and the ‘proof is the pudding’ – 98% of her first time clients re-book.
Prior to becoming a full time counsellor Sian’s background was in the corporate world of ‘Coca-Cola’. Which she believes has contributed to her success by enabling her to take a common sense and proactive approach.
Sian’s career in counselling began down the more traditional route. Meaning couples attending appointments at one of her practices. Which she still continues today. It was pure chance that led to her offeriing appointments in a couple’s home. A previous client contacted her and asked if she would be prepared to see a ‘celebrity friend’ in the privacy of their own home – to ensure the ultimate discretion. This was the start of Sian’s home appointments service which has grown ever since.
The success of couple counselling at home
Sian’s experience has shown that if a couple are more relaxed in their own environment, they are much more likely to open up. This then leads to a far greater success rate in getting relationships back on track. This has proved so successful that many of Sian’s clients ask her for ‘top up sessions’ after their initial counselling sessions. This enables them keep on track with everything they have learnt.
Sian’s views of the world of celebrity differ to some perhaps, explaining how it saddens her, that how society in general places great importance on our ‘celebrity culture’ and there’s a hunger for celebrity ‘gossip’. Unfortunately, this often results in couples in the public eye being scrutinised for real or perceived cracks in their relationship which might lead to a good story in the media.
We are all human at the end of the day and we all experience relationship ups and downs. Comments such as ‘what do they expect, they are in the public eye.” Or they earn enough money they have to put up with it. May well come with the territory but no amount of money can lessen the hurt someone feels when there relationship is troubled, or ends up breaking down.
So we asked Sian what is the magic key in making a relationship work?’ “Act early and don’t wait until the rot has well and truly set in before getting help. “Along with the bog standard answer of ‘good communication.” Of course this is true but do we actually stop and think about what that really means?
The importance of communication
“In my view, good communication means having the ability to see things from your partner’s perspective, particularly during an argument. You don’t necessarily have to agree with it. But you have to be able to at least see and understand it.. If we could all do that we would be well on the way to having happy, harmonious relationships – and I would be out of a job!”
It might not be the cheapest option having Sian come to your home for therapy. But it might be a good choice for your situation.
If you want to find out more about the merits of relationship counselling at home. Then contact Sian at Relationship Counselling Kent today.