Couple Counselling

Couples Counselling in London

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Couple Counselling

Improve your Relationship with Experienced Couples Counsellors

How do you relate to each other? Are you stuck in the same arguments, experiencing communication issues or a lack of sexual desire, or trying to recover from infidelity in your relationship? Do you feel jealous, frustrated or disillusioned? Are you unsure whether you and your partner should stay together or separate? Are you trying to co-parent after separation?

How do you relate to yourself? Do you feel you can be honest, free and authentic in your relationships? What beliefs about life, relationships, marriage and yourself do you bring into your relationship? What is relational intelligence?

Couples and Relationship Therapy is for everyone: those living together or separately, married or partnered, members of the LGBTQI+ community, or straight. Our highly experienced Leone Centre Relationship Therapists offer Couple and Relationship Counselling in person in London and online.

“The more we trust, the farther we are able to venture.” Esther Perel

Couple Therapy can be an incredibly beneficial tool for addressing relationship issues and improving the quality of connections with others. Leone Centre offers Couples Therapy in London and online, providing a safe and collaborative space where you can share your thoughts, feelings and experiences, and move towards establishing a common ground.

“Thanks! We are now able to communicate whilst remaining calm and really listen to each other, something we haven’t been able to do for a long time.”

“We learnt that we had different languages to express love and care for each other, which were often lost in translation.”

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‘Relationship is Everything’ – Couples Therapy is a Reflective Space

Couples, Relationship and Marriage Counselling can be a powerful tool for building healthier, more fulfilling relationships. Whether working with a partner, family member, or as an individual, the support and guidance of our Therapists can help address your relationship challenges, deepen your connections with others, and cultivate greater happiness and satisfaction in your life.

What Can Couple Counselling Help With?

Our Couples Counselling can help with:

  • • Communication
  • Power struggles or imbalances
  • • Disconnection
  • • Lack of or changes to intimacy
  • • Resentment
  • • Unresolved past issues
  • • Decisions about marriage and children
  • • Pre-marital phase
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • • Health issues
  • • Cultural and familial differences
  • Parenting styles and choices
  • Trust issues and infidelity
  • • Ending the relationship healthily
  • • Difficult life events, such as bereavement or job loss

It can also help couples feeling “stuck” and unsure of how to move forward, those who might not want to stay in an unfulfilling relationship, but separating does not feel right either.

Sometimes, a crisis emerges and requires immediate attention, and Relationship Counselling can also help couples with this.

Common Issues of Couples Seeking Therapy

Couples Counselling, or Relationship Therapy Marriage Counselling can be valuable for couples facing various challenges that strain their relationships. Common issues that drive couples to seek professional help include communication problems, infidelity, financial conflicts, and sexual issues. Additionally, disagreements about parenting, emotional distance, conflict resolution difficulties, significant life changes, trust issues, and external stressors like work or health concerns often lead Couples to Therapy.

  1. Communication Problems: Difficulty expressing thoughts and feelings effectively, leading to misunderstandings and conflicts.
  2. Infidelity: Dealing with the aftermath of affairs and breaches of trust.
  3. Financial Conflicts: Disagreements about money management, spending habits, and financial goals.
  4. Sexual Issues: Differences in sexual desire, frequency, and sexual compatibility.
  5. Parenting Disagreements: Conflicts regarding child-rearing practices, discipline, and parenting roles.
  6. Emotional Distance: Feeling disconnected or growing apart over time.
  7. Conflict Resolution: Struggling to resolve disagreements healthily and constructively.
  8. Major Life Changes: Adjusting to significant changes such as moving, job loss, or retirement.
  9. Trust Issues: Rebuilding trust after lies or broken promises have damaged it.
  10. Stress and Anxiety: External stressors affecting the relationship, such as work stress or health issues

Addressing these problems with the guidance of a skilled therapist can help couples rebuild their connection, improve their communication, and foster a healthier, more fulfilling relationship.

What Does Couples Counselling Involve?

Couples Counselling at Leone Centre, whether online or in person in London, can be a lifeline for couples navigating the ups and downs of their relationships. Maybe you have found yourselves arguing more than usual, or perhaps a breach of trust is hard to move past. Common issues like communication breakdowns, infidelity, money troubles, and intimacy problems often drive couples to seek professional help.

Imagine being able to talk openly about your feelings without fear of judgment. A Leone Centre experienced therapist can guide you through these tough conversations, helping you rebuild your connection and improve your communication. We aim to create a safe, collaborative space where both partners feel heard and understood. Our Integrative Couples Therapists work closely with you to tailor their approach to meet your needs.

Our Couple Counselling services, available both in person in London and online, are designed to tackle issues like communication challenges, jealousy, lack of sexual desire, and the tough decisions about whether to stay together or part ways. The counselling process is all about collaboration and is unique to each couple. We focus on areas like conflict resolution and rekindling intimacy, aiming to help you understand and overcome the challenges in your relationship.

Starting Marriage and Couples Counselling

We offer Couple Counselling in London at our locations in Fulham, Wimbledon, Kensington, and Belgravia or online.

We also offer fast-track relationship and couples therapy in London and online. We aim to schedule your appointment within one business day of your initial contact.

It is not unusual for one partner in a relationship to be more reluctant to engage in couples counselling. Our Counselors use the first session to reassure couples and provide an overview of the beneficial aspects of communicating, listening, and understanding.

Couples Counselling FAQs

Your Couples and Relationship Therapy questions answered:

What is Your Approach to Couple Counselling?

Our Couples Therapy approach is relational and collaborative, thoughtful and engaging. Our experienced Therapists uniquely design each session to be interactive and reflective and to ensure that you both feel involved and listened to.

Some of the areas we work on in couples counselling:

  • Communication and conflict resolution
  • Jealousy
  • Rekindling sexual desire
  • Divorce and separation

Our Couples Counselling offers an opportunity for people in any close relationship to make sense of and overcome the problems and challenges that inevitably occur during their lifetime together.

At Leone Centre, we work confidentially, whether online or in person, supporting couples in making sense of the challenges that inevitably occur during the lifetime of a long-term relationship.

What happens in the first session of couples counselling?

In the first session of Couples Therapy, both partners will discuss what brings them to therapy, the issues they are experiencing, their hopes and expectations, and their ideal outcome from future sessions. At the end of this initial assessment, the Counsellor will give feedback, suggest what they think is the best way ahead, and make their recommendation regarding further sessions.

The initial session also aims to understand whether counselling is the appropriate route for the couple, how the couple feels at the end of the first session, and whether they feel a good level of connection to their Therapist.

Will A Mutual Commitment to Couples Therapy Help?

A mutual commitment will enable your therapy sessions to support your relationship and move towards a stronger and more meaningful dynamic. When both partners are proactive and enthusiastic about strengthening your bond with couples counselling, your relationships move towards a much better and more fulfilling place.

Our experienced Couple Counsellors in London or online work with couples who are:

  • Married
  • Unmarried
  • Cohabiting
  • Living separately
  • LGBTQI+
  • Heterosexual
  • In a partnership
  • In the process of separating
  • Separated
  • Co-parenting
Will Couples Therapy help us remain together?

Couple Counselling is a supportive process for couples seeking to remain in their relationship. It can help you improve many aspects of your relationship, including communication, connection, and intimacy. However, it isn’t possible to categorically state that therapy will enable you to sustain the relationship. Couples attend therapy for many different reasons. With an experienced Therapist’s support, they can learn communication skills, make mutually beneficial decisions, manage conflict, and listen to each other.

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy showed that 90% of couples reported improved emotional health after counselling. Another study found that 66% of partners showed an improvement after counselling.

Is counselling useful during separation?

No one decides to divorce or separate lightly. Such a decision usually involves a combination of emotions such as pain, confusion, anger and anxiety. In our culture, we tend to view divorce and separation as a failure. Longevity is seen as the ultimate indicator of marital achievement, although, for many people, remaining in relationships that do not work can cause serious emotional pain.

The end of a relationship can be very difficult, and Couples Therapy can support you in processing this healthily. Emotional and financial resources can be quickly exhausted in the psychological and legal costs of a harsh divorce and settlement process, and co-parenting needs to be focused on the children rather than complex parental dynamics or resentment.

When a relationship has run its course, our Therapists can help it end with dignity and integrity.

We are not sure if we want to stay together or separate. Should we still have Couples Therapy?

When couples feel they are at an uncertain stage in their relationship, counselling can support them in exploring the present context and the potential outcomes of either decision. Both options are important and can be explored with the help of an experienced practitioner and their therapeutic process.

Couples Therapy can help partners discuss issues and find realistic outcomes if they want to continue a relationship. If the decision is made to end the relationship, counselling can ease the process and promote an amicable separation.

Leone Centre Couples Counselling Services

Online Couples Therapy

Our Online Couples Counselling offers the convenience and flexibility of engaging in therapy from any location, making it easier for both partners to participate, even with busy schedules or geographical constraints. It provides a safe and private environment to explore relationship challenges, improve communication, and strengthen bonds with the guidance of a professional Therapist. Our Couples Therapists are experienced in working with couples worldwide.

Online Couples Counselling

Fast-track Couples Counselling

Relationships can be both beautiful and complex, requiring continuous nurturing and understanding. Our fast-track Couples Counselling provides immediate support to address relationship issues, offering a timely intervention that can prevent conflicts from escalating. This service ensures rapid scheduling of sessions, facilitating quicker resolution and fostering a healthier relationship dynamic. In our fast-track Couples Counselling sessions, our collaborative approach encourages open communication, fostering empathy and support.

Fast-track Couples Counselling

Psychosexual Couples Counselling

Psychosexual therapy can be very helpful in resolving issues around sex for couples. Psychosexual Couples Counselling offers a specialised approach to resolving intimate and sexual issues within a relationship, fostering open communication and understanding between partners. Our professional and confidential Psychosexual Couples Counselling service enables couples to work through sexual changes and difficulties, including menopause, gender, sexuality, adverse sexual behaviour, trauma recovery and sexual rehabilitation.

Psychosexual Couples Counselling

LGBTQI+ Couples Counselling

Our LGBTQI+ Couples Counselling provides a confidential space to address relationship dynamics and explore issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, societal pressures, unconscious biases and discrimination. All of our Couples Counsellors are LGBTQI+ advocates and are experienced in working with diverse sexualities and genders. They can help enhance communication, understanding, and support.

LGBTQI+ Couples Counselling

Neurodivergent-affirmative Couples Counselling

Couples Counselling can benefit neurodivergent partners or partners with neurodivergent children or dependants. It can improve communication, build empathy, and develop a deeper understanding of each other. In couples counselling, a skilled Therapist can help partners with the unique dynamics that accompany neurodiversity, delving into the practice of communication and conflict resolution. Through therapy, partners can learn to understand each other’s perspectives better and build a stronger emotional connection.

Neurodivergent-affirmative Couples Counselling

All our Counsellors and Marriage and Couples Therapists in London and online are registered BACP and/or UKCP members.

From our website and by speaking with Leone Centre customer service, you can gather further information about our counsellors’ therapeutic approaches, areas of interest, training, professional memberships, and years of experience.

You can expect a nonjudgmental attitude, a proactive and relational approach to you and the therapeutic process, and a down-to-earth style of communication aimed at enhancing learning, understanding, and the process of making change. Our Relationship Therapists will not take sides and will value both of you equally and respectfully.


Citations

Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy: Status and Challenges Carolina Center for EFT

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