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Sian Jones

Online Counselling Practice

Online Marriage Counselling

 

My name is Sian Jones and I hold a BSc (hons) Psychology. I’m also a fully qualified relationship counsellor and CBT therapist offering online marriage counselling.

I am the founder of ‘Relationship Counselling Kent’ opening the first practice in Ashford eight years ago, before expanding across Kent. I have a proven track record in successfully helping hundreds of couples achieve their chosen goal.

How I can help you

When relationship’s aren’t working as well as we would like them to, emotions become heightened and it can be difficult to see the wood from the trees. Let alone be able to identify the part you have both played in the relationship running in to difficulties.

My approach to online marriage counselling is common sense, step by step, non-judgemental. I will encourage you to work through your problems together. Through the asking of relevant questions, you will both be given the opportunity to open up and explain what isn’t working for you and why.  In turn, this allows your partner the opportunity to really listen and try to understand your point of view.

It’s not necessarily about you agreeing or even liking each other’s perspective, it’s about understanding them. Nor is it about attributing blame. It’s about gaining a proper understanding of how the other person feels and why. Because when an ‘understanding’ from both parties is reached, it goes a long way in removing any hurt, resentment or anger that may have built up over the years. Therefore allowing you to move forward, in whichever way you choose.

The feedback I receive is that I have an exceptional ability to make couples feel quickly at ease . Experience shows, when people feel comfortable, they find it much easier to open-up, be honest and communicate more effectively.

Rest assured, I won’t sit there silently waiting for you to speak, I will take an active part in the conversation and the process of recovery and change. Read what couples say about me

My work is diverse and I have vast experience in working with mixed cultures, same gender relationships, families and friendships. I provide a non-judgemental  safe, confidential environment where we can work through your relationship challenges together.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework alongside undertaking regular professional development. I also have regular supervision and hold professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to come and see me at for Online Marriage Counselling. Please contact me via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment to see Sian

Kaye Barney

Online Counselling Practice

Marriage Counselling Online

 

Hello, my name is Kaye Barney and I’m a fully qualified ‘Relate’ and ‘Tavistock’ trained individual and couples’ therapist. I hold a Psychology degree and a foundation degree in Relationship Counselling.

Relationship Counselling is my second career. It builds upon many years of experience working in commercial organisations, understanding human motivations and behaviour. Over the years I’ve also gathered a wide variety of life skills and experiences. I now help couples and individuals succesfully resolve their relationship problems.

About you

Do you feel unhappy in your relationship? Perhaps your relationship is stuck in a rut or you’ve grown apart? Maybe you’ve lost the spark that brought you together or keep going around and around with the same old arguments. Alternatively, you might be struggling to communicate at all.

Resentment might be simmering under the surface or there are fireworks every time you share what’s on your mind. Perhaps one of you has had an affair, leaving the other feeling betrayed. Or one of you feels invaded because your partner is too clingy.

Maybe you’re unsure whether you want to stay or leave a relationship.  You might know what you want, but don’t know how to do it. Or think what you want is different to what your partner wants.

Perhaps you want counselling on your own, or couples counselling with your partner.  Whatever your reasons might be for seeking relationship counselling online, I can help you find a way forward.

About marriage counselling online

Asking for help signifies the realisation that whatever your situation is, it won’t get better without something changing.

Making the decision to start relationship therapy can feel like a huge step. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about it for a while, or you have maybe been putting it off, in the hope that things will improve. Maybe you’re reluctant to talk about deeply personal issues with a stranger. Or nervous about what you might discover about yourself or your partner. Perhaps you’ve tried counselling before and felt it didn’t work or you didn’t ‘click’ with the counsellor.

Whatever your fears, I’ll help you feel at ease with my warm, friendly, non-judgemental approach. I’ll give you time to talk about your problems in confidence and at your own pace. I’ll help you find ways of coping. And if you come with your partner, rest assured that I’ll give you both space to be heard.

I will help you:-

  • Explore what happens with repetitive thoughts.
  • Unpick the arguments that go round and round.
  • Work out where these patterns come from.
  • Voice your expectations, hopes and fears.
  • Understand how you communicate and try new ways of talking.
  • Identify what to change and learn how to accept or tolerate what you can’t.
  • Consider a way forward by brainstorming options.

Ethical Standards

I have a BACP Certificate of Proficiency, demonstrating that I have the relevant, up to date skills to be a practising counsellor. As a registered BACP member, I work within their Ethical Framework. I am fully insured, DBS certified, and take part in ongoing supervision and professional development.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Kaye for marriage counselling online. Request an appointment

Nariman Alaloosi

Online Counselling Practice

Relationship Therapy Online

 

My name is Nariman and I am a fully qualified ‘Integrative Psychosexual and Relationship therapist’ providing therapy to individuals and couples. I hold a certificate in ‘Counselling and Psychotherapy’ and a Diploma in ‘Psychosexual and Relationship therapy’. My training is accredited by Middlesex University in London and I’m a registered member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists).

How relationship therapy online can help

I believe that everybody’s situation is unique. Whether you are in a couple or you are seeking therapy on your own. I will use the relevant tools and methods based on your individual needs. I will support you to overcome any issues and help you achieve the goals you have set. Whether that is to enrich your relationship or to find a way to separate as amicably as possible.

I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental and warm space. We will work together, for as long as you need. With the security of knowing that everything we discuss is treated with the genuine respect and in confidence.

My aim it to build rapport as quickly as possible, so hopefully you find it easier to open up and disclose the intimate aspects of your life. I understand that you are the expert of your life whilst I am the facilitator to hold and support you whilst you explore and navigate your way through your challenges.

How I work

My approach is ‘integrative’. This means I use different approaches, theories and tools that suit each person or couples needs. I use the ‘Person-Centered Approach’ when I feel you need to lead the way, which provides you with empathetic, non-judgmental space with unconditional positive regard.

The use of ‘Attachment Theory’ is beneficial in helping to build a stronger bond between partners, by looking back at the impact of childhood on current relationships. I may incorporate ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT) which helps individuals develop alternative ways of thinking and behaving that might be causing psychological distress. CBT helps to change negative thoughts or beliefs into more positive/rational ones.

Through the use of different communication tools and techniques I will help your find a way to communicate more effectively. Whilst ensuring you both feel heard and understood correctly.  I may also use some psychosexual exercises and methods, to support my work, for any areas of sexual dysfunction a couple might be experiencing.

My experience

I have experience working with a wide range of issues. Including (but not limited to) infidelity, communication issues and sexual anxiety. Such as: low sexual desire, arousal difficulties, orgasmic issues, erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation.

My work has also involved dealing with problems such as vaginal pain, domestic violence, pregnancy and infertility, cultural diversity and its impact on the couple. Also, anxiety, anger and depression and the impact this can have on a relationship.

Ethical Standards

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

If you would like to make an appointment to see Nariman for relationship therapy online. Please contact her via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Click – Request an appointment

 

Trish Mayne

Online Counselling Practice

Online Relationship Therapy

 

Hello, my name is Trish Mayne and I am a fully qualified ‘Relate’ trained couple counsellor, offering online relationship therapy for both couples and individuals.

For as long as I can remember I have had an interest in the way people communicate. Relationships are based around communication, whether that is with your partner, parents, children, colleagues and friends.

Our interaction with others can bring great joy and fulfilment. However, there are times when we all struggle with relationships. We change, others change and circumstances change. You and those around you can be left feeling confused and unhappy.

Maybe there is a relationship crisis in your life. It could be that your relationship is feeling unfulfilled. You may be unsure about the future together. You may want to prepare your relationship for a big life event you know is coming, such as becoming a parent or marriage.  It can be very difficult to find a place where you feel as if someone is really listening to you. This is where I, as a Relationship counsellor, can help.

My background

I began my career as a nurse within the NHS. This gave me the foundation to communicate with people of all ages when they were at their most vulnerable and needed support. I am also a qualified midwife and health visitor so I understand the physical and emotional changes that occurred when a couple were starting out as parents.

Personal expectations are challenged when a child comes into the family, and sometimes things are not as you were expecting them to be.  I have been privileged to gain the trust of many people I have worked with. Many feel better knowing they don’t have to be perfect.  It has been fulfilling to help people increase their self-belief and confidence.

I spent many years working with young parents, helping them to understand healthy relationships and have fulfilling attachments with their baby/ children.  I have used my knowledge of child development and psychology along the way.

My work with Relate over a number of years has been both face to face and online. I have worked with couples seeking help for relational problems such as: Wider family conflict; intimacy issues; infidelity or affairs; the loss of romance or excitement; mental and physical ill health affecting the relationship – to name but a few.

I also have counselling work experience with couples where one partner has recently been released from prison, successfully helping them to re-establish their relationship with their partner and children.

I strongly believe that listening is the key to understanding and I feel my varied work expertise brings a rounded understanding of people of all ages, all walks of life and in all sorts of situations.

Online relationship therapy

I will give you respect understanding, empathy and support. Whether you come as a couple or an individual. I will bring a warm, relaxed approach which will put you at ease and I aim to give you a feeling of being in control during our work together.

Sometimes we lose the skill of listening and understanding to what our partner is saying. I will give you space to explore your thoughts and feelings and think about how this affects your relationship.  You will need a space where there is equal time to think and speak.

My approach to your individual situation will be neutral and without judgement.  Along the way, I may challenge you if appropriate, or offer the odd suggestion. I won’t attempt to ‘fix ‘your relationship or tell you want you should or shouldn’t be thinking or feeling. Instead, I will sit with you while you are trying to make sense of your experience.

I hope that you will end your counselling with me feeling you have more control and understanding of your relationship.

Ethical standards

I subscribe and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework and undertake regular professional development and clinical supervision. I also have up to date professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Trish for online relationship therapy then please contact her via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment

 

Karen Martin-Rodriguez

Online Counselling Practice

Online Couple Counselling

 

Hello, my name is Karen and I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Relationship Counsellor for Relationship Counselling Kent. My work is from an ‘integrative perspective’ which means I draw upon a variety of approaches in my work to suit your individual needs.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling and have over 15 years of experience working as a therapist. I hold an accredited membership of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

My experience

I have been practicing for over 15 years both privately and within independent and charitable organisations. These include, independent healthcare, cancer services and children and young people’s services. Within my own private practice, I work with individuals and couples in both long- and short-term therapy.

During my work I have helped couples deal with the impact on their relationship of long-term illness, growing apart, sexual concerns and addictions. As well as helping manage change in a more effective, productive way.

About relationships

There can be many challenges to relationships in today’s busy world. Over a period of time relationships can change without us being aware of the drift.

The impact of the external world on our relationship can be huge… work issues, family responsibilities, not to mention a current global pandemic!

It can be difficult to negotiate changes in relationships when feelings are running high. Seeking help from a professional can be a great step to take to help you clarify things.

How I can help

My role during online couple counselling is to offer you both a space to make the required changes in your relationship. I will help you to communicate more effectively and reach your own conclusions about the way forward.

In the initial session I will ask you both what you would like to achieve out of the relationship therapy and where you would like to get to. Even if you both have different expectations, we will work with that. By working on how you communicate with each other is the first step to helping you achieve your goal.

As a therapist I am open, down to earth and warm. I aim to make both of you feel comfortable from the first time we meet, so that you feel free to bring any concerns to the session.

I am passionate in my work with couples and committed to working ethically and safely to overcoming the challenges that we are presented with.

Ethical standards

I subscribe to and work within the BACP ethical framework alongside undertaking regular professional development and supervision. I also hold professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment with Karen for online couple counselling. Please contact her via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment

Sherene Charles

Online Counselling Practice

Couple Counselling Online

 

Hello, my name is Denese MacDonald and I am a certified Relationship Counsellor of ’Imago Therapy, with over 20 years’ experience at Relationship Kent Counselling. I am BACP registered, which means I am qualified to work with both individuals and couples. Although relationship counselling is my main area of expertise.

Imago Therapy is a process designed to assist couples in overcoming a distanced hurting relationship in order to find love again. Whilst I am a practitioner of Imago Therapy I am essentially an ‘integrative therapist’. That’s’ because I don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach, So I use different therapeutic models, depending on each couples’ individual needs.

How I can help your relationship

Perhaps you are tired of recycling the same conflicts which result in you feeling misunderstood, hurt or angry? Or maybe you feel so unhappy in your relationship that you are wondering if you should stay or leave?

Often, when couples are experiencing a lot of pain and frustration in their relationship, they feel disconnected and defensive. I shall assist you in creating a positive change in the way you communicate. So instead of being defensive and acting out your hurt with destructive behaviours. I will help you both calmly express your pain or dissatisfactions and explore them in more detail. We will discuss what you would like to change and tailor the counselling to meet your goals.

Undertaking  couple counselling online, in a safe non-judgemental space will allow listening and understanding instead of escalation and conflict. Relationship counselling can help expand awareness and develop the skills needed to repair and grow your relationship to its full potential.

If change is not possible and recovery is not your goal. Then online marriage counselling can support you to talk this out, with kindness and mutual respect; so, you can move forward more positively in separate lives.

Marriage counselling is a positive action to navigate your way through your relationship difficulties. Being accurately’heard’ by our partner is the start of healing and growth.

Ethical Practice

Being a BACP member means that my practice is informed by their code of ethics. I also undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Denese for couple counselling online. Please contact her via Relationship Counselling Kent today Booking Request

 

 

Kay Doherty

Online Counselling Practice

Online Couple Counsellor

 

My name is Kay Doherty and I am a fully qualified couple counsellor at ‘Relationship Counselling Kent’.  I have a Higher Diploma in Relationship Counselling and an Externship in ‘Emotionally Focused Therapy’.  I am also a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

My specialist area is relationship counselling, offering counselling to both heterosexual and same sex individuals and couples. I feel alive when new couples come with their individual issues, because each couple’s situation is so different. Working alongside couples as they develop a more secure base and a deeper connection with each other is extremely rewarding.

What is 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.

How an online couple counsellor can help you

During our first session I will I explain how online relationship therapy works. I will also talk about confidentiality and my method of storing files/notes etc answering any questions you might have. This will also be your opportunity to tell me about the issues that you each feel need addressing – from both perspectives. Then together, we will discuss a plan going forward.

As a ‘Person Centered’ counsellor I believe each individual knows exactly what is best for them, on an individual level and within the relationship. Then, with the proper support, I will help you find the ability to heal yourselves.  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.

‘Emotionally Focused Therapy’ has equipped me with the skills to assist you in exploring any recurring, negative patterns in your relationship. I will support you in learning new patterns of communicating and help you achieve a healthy, secure bond.

The process of change during our relationship counselling sessions can be transforming; and it will enable you to reach a place where you really ‘get’ each other.  Moving your relationship forward more positively in the way you have chosen to do so.

After the couple therapy ends

I will have helped you develop the skills required to be aware and recognise how a particular behaviour might lead to you slipping back into the negative cycle again.  This will allow you the negative cycle into positive interactions.  You will be able to fully understand each other and feel re connected again. The negative cycle will be replaced with love, understanding and security.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the BACP ethical framework.  I regularly partake in professional development, have regular supervision and hold professional indemnity insurance.

If you are looking for an online couple counsellor and would like to make an appointment to see Kay. Then please contact her via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Booking Request

 

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