Couple Therapy Sevenoaks
Hello, my name is Andrew and I am based at Relationship Counselling Kent’s Sevenoaks practice. I hold an advanced diploma in couples counselling, which means I am better able to support you in this specialised area of work. I am also a registered member of NCS (National Counselling Society).
Any couple is welcome to my practice, regardless of sexual orientation, ethnicity, or age. I also welcome individuals with relationship concerns or challenges.
When We First Meet
I appreciate that coming to therapy may feel daunting, particularly if it is the first time for you. My priority is to ensure you feel comfortable and at ease. I will ensure that both of you have the time and space to be heard and explain why you have come to therapy and what you would like to achieve from the process.
You may find it hard to put your finger on exactly what is wrong or perhaps feel overwhelmed by the number of things you want to get off your chest. That is fine and I will work with you to help identify the key issues and discover patterns. Conversely, you may worry that your problems seem relatively trivial. I believe that all couples can benefit from therapy and I will help support you whether your issues feel big or small.
My Approach to Couple Therapy
I do not follow an ‘off the shelf’ model because I believe that each couple is unique. Therefore, I will tailor my approach to cover your wants and needs.
Usually, we will discuss each partner’s previous history, particularly childhood, as the way we interact with each other is influenced by our past. I will also provide you with some tools and techniques to help improve your relationship in the here and now.
Additionally, we will look to the future. I will help build your development and growth both as a couple and as individuals. You may ultimately decide that it is better to end your relationship. If that is the case, I will support you through that process to help ensure that it is constructive and as amicable as possible.
Common Problems I Work With
The relationship issues that I can help you with include, but are not restricted to : – poor communication; infidelity and loss of trust. Intimacy problems and lack of desire. Relationship conflict; differences in values and/or life choices.
I subscribe to and work within the NCS 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 for couple therapy Sevenoaks. Please contact me via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Book now with Andrew