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Sandie Peters

Sevenoaks Practice

Couple Counselling Sevenoaks

 

Hello, my name is Sandie Peters and I am a fully qualified Couple Counsellor based at Relationship Counselling Sevenoaks.

I hold a Diploma in ‘Relationship Counselling’ and I am a certified ’Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist’ (EFT) . Along with being a member of the ‘International Centre of Emotionally Focused Therapy’ (ICEEFT)

As an EFT Therapist I will work in collaboration with you as individuals, as well as the relationship as an entity in its own right.  Together, we willl gain insight and understanding into any unhelpful patterns of behaviour that may have developed. We will then work together to create a stronger and more satisfying bond between you. I will also help you develop the relevant tools to help you deal conflict more effectively in future.

I will tailor the sessions for your specific need because every individual and relationship are different. If you are unsure as to would like the outcome to be at this stage, that’s okay. We will work together to help you find clarity

Emotionally Focused Relationship Therapy?

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) was founded in Canada by Dr. Sue Johnson and is now practised worldwide.  It provides therapists with researched based tools that will enable a couple to feel connected and safe, through secure attachment.  EFT asserts that relationship problems occur when couples have experienced emotional disconnection with their partner – which, in turn leads to struggles in the relationship. These struggles can develop into negative cycles which are difficult to break.  EFT will support you to get past these cycles, re-connect and build a secure relationship bond together. EFT can also be used to address individual issues.

For some people, it can be a difficult to reach out for professional relationship support. Some might see it as if they have failed in some way. However, I firmly believe the opposite is true.  In my view, it shows great courage to admit that things are difficult in your relationship at the moment. It also demonstrates a commitment to your partner because you are showing that, they and the relationship, are of the upmost importance to you.

I am passionate about working in partnership with any couple who are experiencing relationship problems. My work is diverse and my experience spans across work with couples of all ages, genders, sexual orientation or different cultural identities. My aim is to bring about a lasting and satisfying change for both people.

Relationship Counselling is highly effective in addressing underlying issues and can have a profoundly, positive impact on the wellbeing of both the couple and the individuals concerned. Although it may not always be easy to navigate, the end result will be beneficial.

My approach at couple counselling sevenoaks

At the start of our first session, I will ask you both what you hope to achieve out of the therapy and explain how we will work together. In sessions two and three I usually see each member of the couple individually to help us both understand how their past relationships and family background may have shaped their emotional responses to their partner and the challenges the relationship throws up. In session four we start the work of identifying the negative cycle and ways of communicating that might be getting in the way of the secure couple bond. of Whether you would like help to make the relationship work better.

Everybody’s relationship undergoes pressure at some point. This might be from everyday life stresses. Or through specific issues, such as finance, ill health, sex, parenting or infidelity. It may well be because of the challenges that come with different life stages. You may want to help your relationship work better, deal with a specific issue that has arisen, be considering separation.

No matter where you are I consider myself to be non-judgemental and accept people for who they are and how they feel. I understand the need for empathy and will take the time to get to know where you both are in the relationship. By allowing you both the time and space to listen and really ‘hear’ each other will bring great insight into the relationship.

Ethical Standards

Finally, I subscribe to and work within the ‘International Centre of Emotionally Focused Therapy’ (ICEEFT) philosophy and principles. I also abide by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Therapy) Ethical Guidelines. I undertake regular professional development and supervision. As well as having professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Sandie at Relationship Counselling Sevenoaks or Online. Please contact her via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Link – Request an appointment

 

Beverley Simpkins

Sevenoaks & West Wickham Practice

Couple Therapy Sevenoaks

 

My name is Beverley Simpkins and I’m a fully qualified relationship therapist based at Couple Therapy Sevenoaks and West Wickham. I am an accredited by the NCS (National Counselling Society) and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I’m ‘Integrative counsellor’ which means I don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Therefore, I draw upon different theoretical approaches and tailor the sessions to suit your particular situation.

How I can help

My approach to couple counselling is ‘solutions focused’.  Which means that we will explore what needs to change/improve to enable you to move forward and achieve the goal you have set for yourselves. If both parties are willing, all relationship issues can be resolved with the right support.

We will also take time to look at the past. This will help you understand, from both perspectives, what hasn’t been working and why. The importantly explore the roles each of you have played in that. I will work with you to understand the challenges faced and assist you in developing clearer communication with each other.

My couple counselling, focuses on the relationship, not the individuals and my approach will be unbiased and non-judgemental. Therefore, allowing you both the opportunity to be open and honest.

The feedback from the couples I have seen is that I am down to earth and make them feel at ease straight away. I appreciate counselling might feel quite daunting at first, so I will do everything I can to help you feel relaxed.
My work is diverse and have vast experience working with mixed cultures, same gender relationships, families and friendships.

I subscribe to and work within the NCS code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. In addition, I undertake regular professional development and supervision.

Alongside holding professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to come and see me at couple Therapy Sevenoaks or West Wickham or Sevenoaks. Please contact me via Relationship Counselling Kent Today. Request to see Beverley

Sarah Warrington

Sevenoaks Practice

Relationship Counselling Sevenoaks

 

My name is Sarah Warrington and I’m a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist/counsellor based at Relationship Counselling Sevenoaks. I have worked with both individuals and couples in private practice for over five years.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Alongside being an accredited member of the NCS (National Counselling Society)

How I can help

Integrative means I’m trained in different theoretical approaches so I can tailor the therapy to the style which suits you best.

During my couple counselling sessions I work mainly in a ‘solution focused’ way. This means we will focus on what we can change to improve your relationship going forward. We will of course look back at the past because it’s is important to gain an understanding of what has caused issues in your relationship. This will be from both your perspectives so both feel heard and understood. We can then focus on what you both require from each other going forward to achieve your relationships goals.

In couples counselling, it is the relationship that is the client, not the individuals. Therefore, I always aim to remain unbiased and non-judgmental and allow you both the opportunity to talk openly and honestly with each other, in a way you may not have done for some time.

I believe that to get the most out of counselling, it is important to find a therapist that is right for you. For it to be successful, you will need someone you can connect with and feel comfortable and secure opening up to. The feedback I get is that clients are very comfortable talking to me and they find it easy to be open and talk honestly about how they really feel. This helps clients to feel understood and gets you both communicating more effectively.

I work diversely with vast experience working with mixed cultures, same gender relationships, families and friendships.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within BACP code of ethics and ethical framework. I also undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

Couple counselling Sevenoaks and marriage counselling Sevenoaks

If you would like to book an appointment to Sarah at relationship counselling Sevenoaks.  Please contact her via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Request to see Sarah

 

 

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