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Natalie Edwards-Moss

Couple-Counselling-Ashford

Couple Counselling Ashford

 

Hello, my name is Natalie and I am a fully qualified therapist based at Relationship Counselling Ken’ts Ashford practice. I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Level 6 qualification in Working with Children and Young People.  I’m also a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their Ethical Framework.

I have a number of years of valuable experience working in diverse settings including the NHS and various educational establishments. My work with both individuals and couples spans across heterosexual, trans or same sex relationships. Along with different cultures, religious beliefs and/or disabilities.

I firmly subscribe to the belief that, in order to be psychologically healthy – to be fully human – is to be in relationship with others. In my experience, psychological problems can arise from relationship failure i.e. the cumulative experience of relational needs not being met. 

Perhaps it is the first time you have sought couple therapy and you are wondering what to expect. Or maybe you have had couple counselling before. Whatever your situation, I do appreciate that it can take great courage to reach out for help with your relationship. However, please rest assured, that I strive to be an approachable, warm and accepting couple counsellor. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place to help you make sense of what is going on and help you work things out, in whichever way you choose.

Our first couple therapy session

One of my first questions will be ‘what do you hope to achieve out of the couple therapy, both individually and as a couple?’ Perhaps, you would like help to make your relationship work better? Or maybe some help in separating more amicably? Perhaps you want different things, or one or both of you, are unsure as to which direction you would like the relationship to take. It doesn’t matter, I will tailor the sessions for your unique situation and help you find clarity if you are unsure.

You will be welcomed into my comfortable, calm therapy space, where you will both feel instantly at ease. Most of us experience relationship difficulties at some point in our lives because life can be challenging.  Therefore together, we will work through what is going on, from your individual perspectives. By participating in the relationship therapy process builds the skills and strength to help you deal with problems more effectively and enables positive growth and development for both partners.

My approach to couple’s therapy

I will encourage honesty, with yourselves, each other and with me in order to move you forward. However, I will also ensure you are both tolerant and respectful of each other’s thoughts and feelings. So, I will facilitate an environment where you can both properly listen. Hopefully then, you will understand and validate each other’s feelings. I will gently encouragi you to reflect on what lies behind your own behaviour, This will enable you both to make the necessary changes so you can move forward, in whichever way you choose

My aim is to ensure both partners achieve a clear sense of self as a source of happiness, satisfaction and safety.

Ethical Standards

As a member of the BACP I am bound by their Ethical Framework to protect a client’s confidentiality. As a practising counsellor I have regular supervision and undertake CPD (continuing professional development.)  I also have a current enhanced DBS certificate and hold professional indemnity insurance.

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