Couples Counselling

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All couples and relationships go through difficult times; life can be particularly stressful with work, family and financial commitments, but it is how you manage these situations with your partner that makes the difference between staying together or splitting up.

There are some tell-tale signs that may suggest that it is time to consider couples or relationship counselling.

Are you and your partner experiencing any of the following within your relationship?

  • A breakdown in communication with your partner, where nothing gets resolved
  • The conversations keep going round in circles
  • Finding yourself feeling more confused and frustrated after speaking with your partner
  • Your conversations quickly turn into an argument
  • Certain topics are off-limits as they result in making your situation worse  

If you have answered yes to any of the above, my online couples counselling service can help.

I have supported couples to resolve many issues that have impacted their relationship, including but not limited to:

  • Recovery following an affair
  • Divorce and separation
  • Reducing relationship power struggles
  • Re-establishing a loving relationship

The importance of communication

In all of the above situations, communication is key and in all relationships, communication is one of the main objectives of the counselling process. My role is to support you to change the way that you communicate and ensure that you both feel that you are being heard.

Healthy communication takes practice but it will eventually become the new normal in terms of how you talk to each other. This will help you both reduce the misunderstandings of the past and work towards a stronger, healthier relationship.

Together we can practise these skills with couples counselling in a safe and secure online environment.

 

Couples Counselling

How I Work

Whilst I always maintain a high standard of professionalism, I do endeavour to create a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere within my sessions. 

From my own experiences of counselling, I understand and appreciate that it is important that you or you and your partner feel at ease with me to be able to talk about the “difficult stuff”.

For those that find it difficult to talk openly (and I understand it is not easy to share your most personal and private details with a stranger), I adopt a range of therapeutic interventions and creative techniques to support you in expressing your thoughts and needs.

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What My Clients Say

During my many years working as a counsellor, in both private practice and with Relate, I’ve had the privilege of working with many individuals, couples and families whom I’ve been able to help and support to affect some very positive changes to their relationships. Read on for their experience of working with me.

Joanne, really helped Ben and I explore what was happening in our relationship, we often went away from our sessions reflecting on various aspects of our relationship that we had not really considered before.  

Joanne was really helpful in supporting us to view our relationship in a more postive way and supported us through the change process.

I am not sure that we would have survived without her.

We are very grateful for her support.

 

 

Ben and Isabell
UK

I really do not think our relationship would have survived if we had not have sought counselling, Joanne enabled us to talk to each other something we had struggled with when it came to discussing intimacy.  We both felt very comfortable and safe in Joanne's presence and I think it was this that enabled us to be honest and open.  Thank you Joanne

Pat and Steve
Coventry

Thank you for the help that you have given us, you helped open our eyes as to what was happening in our relationship and the impact the past was having on this.  We have learned to talk together openly about the past and this has helped us going forward.  We are now looking forward to a happier future.  Thank you Joanne.

Liz and Brian
Norfolk

Online Counselling Services

I offer a range of online counselling services and you can find out more about these below.

I'm often asked how many counselling sessions are needed. As a therapist I am guided by you, the client, as to how long therapy should last but, to gain the best therapeutic outcomes, I would suggest we work together for six sessions initially on a weekly basis. Throughout our work together we will regularly review your progress and at the end of the six weeks, it is your decision as to how we proceed.

If you decide you would like counselling, after you get in touch with me, I will send you a copy of my Online Counselling Agreement. The Agreement outlines details about online counselling and the platform I use. It outlines information about how to maintain your safety online, data protection and payment. There is also a Client Information Sheet which asks questions that need to be completed by you and, for couples counselling and family counselling, by the others having counselling with you. Your answers to these questions will enable me to assess and advise you if therapy online is the most appropriate method of counselling for you and your family member(s).

If you aren't sure which counselling service is right for you and your situation, or if you have any questions for me, please get in touch and we can discuss the available options.

Online Relationship Counselling

Have you noticed that your relationships seem to follow the same patterns, or you are finding it difficult to initiate or maintain a relationship?

If so, then individual relationship counselling can help you to understand why this is happening and help you break these unhealthy patterns of relating.

Online Family Counselling

All families experience troubles and tough times. With so many intertwined emotions it is often difficult for you as a family to unravel these and find the root cause of the problem.

Online family counselling, suitable for age 16+, provides a safe place for you and your family to explore the dynamics of your family and find new, healthier ways of relating to each other.

Online Loss & Bereavement Counselling

Suffering a loss or a bereavement can unexpectedly plunge you into a hugely emotional phase in your life. The grieving process is unique to each individual and sometimes we can get stuck in this process.

Loss and bereavement counselling can provide support by giving you someone to listen and who will empathise, and can help to ease your journey at this difficult time.

About Joanne

Why Choose Me
  • I am truly passionate about working with couples and individuals to support them through their journey of exploration to achieve stronger, healthier and fulfilling relationships
  • I am a couples/individual counsellor with many years of experience working with Relate and in private practice
  • My clients describe me as an approachable, kind and empathic person who they feel at ease with
What I Offer

 

  • A highly professional and confidential service
  • A relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in all my sessions, with humour interjected, which is so important when building relationships
  • A range of therapeutic interventions and creative techniques to support you in expressing your thoughts and needs, if this does not come easy to you

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