Are you facing problems in your relationship? Our couples therapy in London aims to support any relationship difficulties, from dealing with trust issues to managing shifting dynamics. With a number of expert couples counsellors on our books and decades of combined experience, TAC is well placed to support you and your partner in working through any issues.
What Is Couples Counselling and How Can it Support Your Relationship?
The aim of couples counselling, also known as marriage counselling and relationship counselling, is to create a better understanding of how problems affect the relationship. If you are experiencing difficulty in your relationship and would like to understand why this has happened, couples counselling gives partners the opportunity to talk and listen to one another openly and effectively. It gives you the opportunity to explore the dynamics of your relationship, and how unfinished issues from the past may be influencing the present.
In addition to couples counselling, The Awareness Centre also offers psychosexual and relationship therapy for couples and individuals experiencing sexual difficulties. Our psychosexual therapists are specially trained to support clients with all kinds of sexual difficulties, whatever the cause.
My partner and I didn’t know what to expect from couples therapy. I think we thought you only go if you’re about to break up, but the sessions made us closer and more understanding of each other. I would recommend this centre to anyone – especially couples who want a safe space to work through any disagreements.
Common Signs it’s Time to Consider Couples Therapy
It can be difficult to decide whether or not yourself and your partner really need couples therapy, especially if you have not considered it an option before. If you suspect that the issues within your relationship can not be solved between you, this is a good time to think about seeking expert support. Below are some other key signs you can look out for that suggest your relationship is struggling:
- The communication between you and your partner is lacking, non-existent of fuelled by negativity
- You find yourselves having the same arguments time and time again without finding a resolution
- You or your partner has been unfaithful
- You have considered breakup or divorce
- You wish to understand how to have a healthy conflict
- You are currently dealing with a significant life change or trauma, either together or individually
Book an appointment for couples counselling at one of our London centres today.
What Issues Develop in a Relationship Overtime?
Any relationship can face challenges, but as a couple, there are a whole host of potential difficulties that you could share together. Maybe you are experiencing financial pressures, have just started a family, or have come from different religious or cultural backgrounds and are finding it hard to relate.
Perhaps you or your partner have recently lost your job or been promoted, changing the dynamics within your relationship. Maybe your relationship is affected by on-going issues with extended family and in-laws. You could be dealing with infidelity issues, grief or other crises. Maybe you simply don’t feel like you are being heard or seen any more, or are unhappy with your role within the relationship.
Whatever issues are being experienced, sometimes couples need to learn how to be friends, to support each other or to share their inner thoughts and feelings. This is where couples counselling can help.
What Are The Benefits of Relationship Counselling?
Couples counselling and therapy at TAC is about more than just talking through your concerns – it is about finding new confidence within your relationship and learning to respect and trust one another. There are countless potential benefits to couples counselling, and these will depend on the issues you are bringing to therapy. The key thing to remember is that you have already taken that difficult first step, in accepting that you need professional support.
With couples counselling, you will:
Learn to understand and accept your relationship dynamic
See your issues from the perspective of your partner
Deepen your trust and your connection with your partner
Work on your own, personal growth
Learn to communicate more freely and selflessly
Heal old wounds and restore trust
Why Consider Marriage Counselling?
When problems occur in a relationship or a marriage, communication can shut down and with it, the best hope of finding a solution. It is important to work on your relationship, taking some time away from day-to-day routines, so you can achieve what you really want and deserve from your marriage. With a compassionate, non-judgemental facilitator present, partners are often able to do this by discussing issues or problems that may have previously felt too difficult or unsafe.
Counselling in a Crisis: How Marriage Therapy Can Help Even in a Strong Relationship
Couples counselling and therapy is not exclusively made for couples who are facing difficulties. Our marriage counselling in London can support strong relationships, too, by providing an opportunity for openness.
With an impartial therapist talking through your relationship with you, you can discover areas you may wish to improve or work on together, deepening your connection and strengthening your trust. If you’d like to discuss TAC marriage counselling in London or online, our doors are always open.
What to Expect in Couples Therapy?
Many couples aren’t sure what to expect when they attend therapy together. While it can be quite a daunting experience at first, at TAC our experts make sure to provide a safe space for both parties to share their issues and work on developing a plan to manage them.
When attending couples therapy, you can expect complete confidentiality, a direct approach to understanding problems and a specialist opinion on the best cause of action for solving your relationship problems or concerns. After a few sessions, you should feel a renewed sense of confidence in your relationship.
We can provide couples therapy both online and at our London clinic.
Specialist Couples Counsellors at The Awareness Centre
Click on a profile below to learn more about the couples counsellors based at our London centres. Our counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists are all highly-trained, with years of experience in their specialist fields.
Meet Our Couples Counsellors
Take a positive step in your relationship today
Book an appointment for couples counselling services at one of our London centres today.
Due to my life circumstances I knew I would only be able to have a very short course of therapy – I am so glad I was matched with Jill; I gained an outsized amount of new insight in our sessions. I found Jill to be very warm in her style and I felt comfortable opening up to her from the outset – she was an incredibly supportive listener as I wept through her box of tissues in our first session! I also particularly appreciated that in our sessions she went beyond just listening to an extent that not all therapists I have seen in the past have done – Jill asked specific follow-up questions to get me to explore and drill down into deeper layers of self-awareness – and she offered challenge, and, when appropriate, her own wise opinion, which I found really beneficial. I finished the sessions with a feeling of having shored up my resilience for approaching life-changes, and with some new behavioral / mindset interventions to put into practice to enhance my experience of day-to-day life. I would definitely recommend Jill as a therapist.