Relationships are integral to being human. When a relationship is at its best it can bring feelings of joy, belonging, connection and satisfaction. Our relationships can also be the source of great upset, distress and isolation, causing us to feel rejected, angry, guilty and resentful. Importantly, relationships impact our mental health, our sense of self and how we function in the world meaning that healthy, happy relationships should be a priority for us all. Often people are unable to see a way through their difficulties and find themselves going round in circles or stuck in a situation where the communication has broken down, but when a relationship is in a crisis it is often an opportunity to grow and develop a deeper connection.
- Communication difficulties
- Conflict resolution
- Relationship dilemmas
- Separation and divorce
- Starting a family
- Ill health
Relationship therapy allows you to explore what’s working and what’s not working, enabling you to strive towards a better understanding of the areas that are a source of stress or strain.
I work with a wide variety of relationships problems with both couples and individuals. Together we explore, and seek to understand, the difficulties and the dynamics at play within the relationship and find ways of improving communication and managing conflict.
Being a parent can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. I work with parents, separated / divorced co-parents, and parents and children. The sessions are theraplay-informed and focus on the ‘four essential qualities’ – Structure, Engagement, Nurture and Challenge – found in parent-child relationships. Our sessions will support you in your parenting and help you to build a secure relationship with your child.
I work with parents to examine how the information and experiences they’ve had have informed their relationships in their current family with partners and their children.
Intergenerational issues from our family of origin can follow us into our new families and our relationships with our children. Unresolved issues we have with parents and siblings as adults can affect how we behave with our partner and our children.
- Families of origin issues
- Current family relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Co-parenting through separation or divorce
- Parental alienation
- Single parent families
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” –