Whitstable Bay Therapy Services Counselling and Psychotherapy with Dr Bev Mears

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Couples Therapy

We have psychotherapists who are able to offer Couples Therapy, helping couples to work through individual issues which may impact upon the couple relationship or support with couple dynamics which cause pain and distress to the couple. This may involve exploring ways of relating, informed by past attachment experiences.

Couples seek relationship counselling for a number of reasons Some of the issues covered by our therapists include:

Loss of Intimacy - Perhaps you have lost closeness in the relationship and this has affected your sex life; or it may be that you just find it difficult to connect on an emotional level.

Infidelity or Affairs - It can be very hard for infidelity or an affair to be discovered in a relationship. Relationship counselling will explore what had been going on in the relationship just before the affair began in order to better understand what led the parter to seek comfort elsewhere. Whilst it can be difficult to consider, affairs usually happen because of an underlying difficulty in the couple relationship. Couples therapy will provide a safe space where all of this can be explored.

Couple therapy can help people open up some of the issues that are troubling them. Couples who come together open up communication between them so that they can understand the underlying issues in order to resolve the difficulties they are experiencing and find an agreed way forward. Problems with relationships can be complicated and sometimes they stem from challenges you may have experienced in your childhood as well as current concerns. Relationship therapy can be helpful in this situation for both individuals and couples, as it looks at what lies behind current difficulties, paying attention both to the past and the present in order to bring about change.

Couples therapy can help you to improve:

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Stress
  • Better communication
  • A more stable family life
  • Parenting
  • Self-discovery
  • Improved sexual relationships
  • Greater understanding of their own and partner and the differences between you.
  • Reducing jealousy
  • Increasing their confidence

How does it work?

Couple therapy helps by reducing the kinds of things that make partners feel alone and isolated, or which push partners apart and make then feel angry with each other. It improves your relationship by helping you both to work together on the things that create unhappiness and move on from stuck and sometimes hostile patterns of interaction. It helps you to understand each other on an emotional level as well as a practical one. It gives you skills to work together and can lead to a happier more fulfilling relationship.

Couple therapy can help you achieve:

  • Better communication and ability to work together
  • Greater awareness of each others needs
  • Greater understanding of each other and the difference between you
  • A better sense of closeness between you
  • Being less stuck in repeating patterns
  • Help with coming to terms with the changes such as the arrival of children, bereavement or separation
  • Greater confidence about the future
  • An improved sexual relationship, if this is needed

What will it cost?

Couples Therapy Sessions: £100 for 1 hour

Couples Intensive Recovery Session: £190 for 2hrs

Family Therapy £120 for 75 minutes

It is usual for the full fee to be charged for missed sessions.

Length and Frequency of Therapy

Sessions with usually last for 60 minutes and can be weekly or less frequently, such as fortnightly depending on your need. There should be a clear agreement between you and your therapist about this.

If you are looking for couples counselling or psychotherapy and experiencing difficulties around communication and understanding, our psychotherapists are here to help. Call or text us on 07596177669, or get in touch by email to find out more, or to arrange an initial appointment with one of our therapists.

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