“To love, and to be loved, is the greatest happiness of existence” – Sydney Smith

For many, there is no greater joy than falling in love, and no greater pain than to fall out of it. Relationships come in many different forms, but what universally draws us together is a desire for love and connection. When we first meet our partner, filled with our hopes and dreams, the relationship can be blissful. Yet, overtime, something happens. The relationship that, at first, brought so much joy, has now become a source of pain. However, this doesn’t have to be the end of the story.  

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate” – C.G. Jung

In relationship, every part of our wounding, comes up for healing. Our past experiences always influence our present day actions. Whether good or bad, it is our past experiences, hopes, expectations and beliefs that impact how we see and experience our partners. When this is unconscious, it causes us to repeat old patterns. Some of these patterns may be helpful and rewarding, but some may be very limiting, causing deep pain and hurt. Particularly as couples often have patterns that trigger each other, taking them deeper and deeper into their pain. In therapy, we seek to make the unconscious conscious. In doing so, we expose and understand these limiting patterns. Giving us the opportunity to expand and go beyond them. In practical terms, this means that therpay can help us understand ourselves and our partners. Enabling us to become unstuck, and to enter a plane of greater possibility. This is the place where relationships can heal. From this place of greater understanding, we create a platform, where trust and safety can be restored. Wounds can heal, and love re-emerge.

We’re interested in beginning couples therapy, what should we do next?

If you are interested in beginning couples therapy, you can email me to arrange a free phone consultation, to discuss if therapy is suitable for your situation. This conversation will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, and we can book an initial session if appropriate.

What will happen in the initial session?

In the initial session, we will meet and talk through what has brought you both into therapy. This is a great place to ask any questions you may have and for us all to see if we work well together. At the end of this session, if you decide you want to continue, we can book you in for your next session. Alternatively, if you feel you need time to think about what you want to do next, you are free to go with no obligation to continue.