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couple counselling

What is it?

It is a talking therapy for couples. BestYou therapies approach to couple counselling is systemic and psychodynamic. 

In psychodynamic couple work, it’s the relationship which becomes the primary client, as the couple and counsellor try to think about what each partner brings to the conscious and unconscious processes in the relationship. The focus of the psychodynamic approach is in the present, but you will learn to become aware of and how past experience affect behaviour and feelings in the present. The systemic approach looks to be inclusive and considerate of every member of the family or couple, avoiding any sense of ‘ganging up’. It looks to recognise individual’s strengths and build on these within sessions and to work with both individuals of the couple in a collaborative way. The systemic approach looks at the system at the dynamics that play in the relationship therefore what role other family members may play on the relationship issues and dynamic may be also explored.

What is it for?

Couple counselling doesn’t necessarily have to be to fix issues in a relationship and find ways to stay together happily, it can also be used to make sure separation is done well with the less conflict possible, or to learn about the relationship before separation takes place so individuals can prevent making the same mistakes in future relationships; Or couples may also come to couple counselling to check up or to find out if their relationship is health, consolidate the strengths and deal with minor issues before they become more complex.

Infidelity, betrayal or affair, lack of trust, intimacy and sexual issues, lack of desire, lack of or communication issues, different parenting styles, financial difficulties, power fights, family dynamics, extensive family conflicts, bereavement and loss in the family, different goals and values, roles and behaviours, life changes, respect and love, different sexual needs, work-related stress, are some of the issues that can be addressed in couple counselling.

What is the cost?

£75 per 50 minutes sessions

20% discount for couples where both individuals are full time students or in low income.

singles' counselling

What is it?

It is relationship counselling for single people, individuals that were never married, they are separated, divorce or widowed.

What is it for?

There are many reasons why someone may want to come for singles’ counselling. You may need some support after a break up; or would like to break negative patters as you may feel that you keep dating the same sort of people over and over, or somehow your relationships all seem to follow a similar unhealthy pattern; or you may want help “getting out there” and working out what you’re looking for in a potential partner, or exploring your fears of rejection or judgement or issues surrounding self-confidence that you feel could be holding you back. Or you may simply want to get to know yourself better and develop a better relationship with yourself, learn to be okay by yourself or become better, more aware, assertive and better equipped for future relationships.

What is the cost?

£45 for 50 minute session

20% discount for full time students and people in low income

 

 

 

relationship counselling

What is it?

Relationship counselling helps you to work through problems in current relationships, explore the effects of past relationships or look at how to improve and enrich relationships for the future.

What is it for?

Relationship counselling is not only for romantic relationships. It can be for any type of relationship, friendships, ex-partners, family relationships or even colleagues. Sometimes conflicts or issues can emerge in between two people and relationship counselling can help.

What is the cost?

£75 per 50 minutes sessions for more than one person

20% discount for couples where both individuals are full time students or in low income.