The love and companionship of another can bring out the best in us. A good relationship can be nurturing, supportive and enlivening. However relationships can also be blighted by vicious arguments, affairs, mistrust, sexual issues including desire discrepancy, control, boredom or a deadening growing apart. Sometimes a relationship can flounder when a big decision is faced (eg whether/when to have a child).
Couples Counselling can help you set your relationship back on course for better times, (or it can ease the difficulties of a breakup). We will look at the dynamics of what is going on between you, so that you both feel heard and respected. You can learn better ways of communicating what is most alive for you - appreciations and passions, complaints and resentments, puzzles and concerns, dreams and aspirations. You can explore how you express love and caring to one another and how it is received. And how you deal with differences between you, including discrepancies in sexual desire.
"I really appreciated the way that Katrina did not side with either of us, and never blamed anyone, but stayed fully focussed on "the relationship" as her client."
Counselling for family relationships - I also successfully support adult family members who are having difficulty getting along with each other, eg a parent and grown up child.
"Katrina helped us during a crisis in our relationship. She created a safe space for us to open up and express ourselves, encouraging us to understand the impact of the communication between us and the deeper meanings. We’re very grateful to have had such an experienced and creative therapist help us through our difficulties." Gill and Peter, mother and adult son