I’m Sabine Hawkins and I’m an experienced BACP (British Association Counsellors Psychotherapists) registered therapist based at Couple Counselling Birchington.
I understand that it can take great courage to reach out for help with your relationship. However, rest assured, most of us experience relationship difficulties at some point because life can be challenging at times. I provide a safe, confidential environment where we can work through your relationship difficulties together.
A number of things can impact our relationships. Which can include a stressful work/life balance, negative behaviour patterns, poor communication or external influences.
I offer couple counselling for every type of relationship and any kind of problem.
I provide a warm, safe, confidential environment in which we can work together to explore your relationship difficulties and help you make sense of what is going on.
At the beginning of the session I will ask what you hope to achieve out of the relationship therapy. Whether you would like help to make your relationship work better than it currently is. Or perhaps you would like help to separate more amicably. Maybe you are unsure as to what you want at this point, that’s okay we will work together to help you find some clarity.
I consider myself warm, approachable and non-judgemental. My aim is to ensure you both feel important and comfortable. I will help you to listen to each other’s perspectives. This will enable you to gain a better understanding of what each of you are experiencing, how you feel and why. We will then explore the changes that need to be made so you are able to move forward more positively, in whichever way you choose.
I won’t just sit there and nod, instead I will take an active role in helping you make the changes that you choose. Feedback from the couples I have seen is that I am warm, easy to talk to, perceptive, encouraging and intuitive.
I subscribe to and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework and undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.
if you would like to make an appointment to see Sabine at Couple Birchington. Please contact us at Relationship Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment
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Jackie Hare My husband and I were both very nervous and unsure of what our session with Jackie would be. We were quickly reassured and had everything explained to us. Jackie is wonderful, she is the perfect mix of funny, reassuring and knowledgeable. My husband and I were in a rut, Jackie helped us to see the importance of us again. We would not hesitate to use Jackie's services again if the need arises, however, using the tools she equipped us with we both believe we won't need to. Jackie helped us talk to each other about things we would never have done so without her help. We are proud of us for going to marriage counselling but we feel very lucky to have met Jackie and used her amazing guidance.
Jackie Hare Dear Jackie, I can't thank you enough for all your help during our sessions. You have given me the tools and skills I need to move forward in a positive way. I particularly liked the way you had saved notes from my first contact for counselling so that at the end we could re-cap and ensure all my issues had been worked through. Having the notes from you has really helped too as I like to be able to read through them so that I don't forget anything important that we talked about. What was really interesting is the way you helped me to work through my problems rather than just suggesting solutions to me. I enjoyed my "eureka" moments where suddenly a penny would drop and I would see something from a completely different perspective. And as far as those eureka moments go, I still have them - do you remember we talked about how unrealistic a lot of those romantic comedies are particularly from the 80s and 90s and I realised recently that a lot of pop songs can be exactly the same if you listen to the lyrics. I listen and watch now with a very different point of view! Not sure if you found it online but the documentary called Romantic Comedy by Elizabeth Sankey is really interesting to watch. Thanking you so much, Best wishes, Neana x
Jackie Hare Jackie helped us at a time when we were approaching rock bottom in our relationship. We both found her to be friendly, very approachable and reassuring. She helped us to communicate at a much deeper level and to understand the other's point of view. We would thoroughly recommend Jackie to any couple going through relationship difficulties.
Kathy Hoggart Kathy Hoggart is amazing! With Kathy’s help my husband and I are back ‘on track’. Kathy reassured us that both of our feelings count and because of this Kathy gained our trust instantly. Kathy quickly helped us to identify what could be causing our issues and how we can use simple techniques and solutions to resolve/manage/accept them. Kathy had a very thoughtful approach throughout our sessions so that they were well planned and logical but also free flowing and flexible and without her being overbearing or dictating the pace. We had quick exercises that we willingly did in between our sessions that also really helped with our conversation during them. The support Kathy gave us to resolve our issues was superb. The tips and encouragement Kathy gave us helped us to work well together during the sessions. We were also able to work independently so that we made good progress from one session to the next. We are still using those tips now and we still remind each other when we need to of the wonderful guidance Kathy gave so that we can continue to benefit from it whenever we need to.
Kaye Barney I have recently been helped by Kaye Barney and through my sessions I can honestly say I have felt improvement. She helped create a open and friendly platform in which we could discuss the relevant topics that helped ease my overall stress and anxiety. I would recommend Kaye very highly and I would not hesitate to book further sessions if I felt the need. I would also recommend the online sessions and found them far less stressful that adding extra travel to my day.