Couple Therapy – Relationship Tips

The Best Time to Start Couples Therapy?

After the new year, many couples start thinking about whether to embark on couples therapy. The festive season can often be difficult for couples who have already been struggling with their relationship.  The presence (or absence) of extended families; high...

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Families at Christmas

Families at Christmas

My clients, both couples and individuals, are all talking about Christmas in sessions right now. Whilst many of us hope for a joyous time, where conflicts and differences can be put aside, there is often a gap between our hopes and realities. And when the gap comes to...

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Managing Anxiety Together

Managing Anxiety Together

We seem to live in a world in which anxiety is never far away. A glance at social media or news channels can quickly be unnerving. And in couple therapy, different versions of anxiety are often central to the difficulties couples face, even though that might not be...

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Getting Started in Couple Therapy

Getting Started in Couple Therapy

If your summer holiday fell short of expectations in terms of rekindling love, connection or sex, you’re not alone. This is a time when couple therapists often see a lot of people wanting to start working on their relationship.  Sadly, high expectations that a...

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Holidays – a chance to reconnect

Holidays – a chance to reconnect

With many of us travelling to the sun right now, expectations for couples can start to rise. Couples where one or both partners have demanding high pressure jobs can finally think about taking a break and spending time with each other as a couple, and with their...

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Recovery from an Affair

Recovery from an Affair

It’s no surprise that affairs are a common reason why people come to couple therapy. In this article, I want to make some observations about the potential meanings of affairs, and rather than necessarily signalling the end of a relationship, how they can in many...

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The Experience of Men in Therapy

The Experience of Men in Therapy

As one of a relatively small number of male couple therapists practicing in the UK, I am particularly interested in how men feel about coming to therapy, be it couple or individual. It’s probably fair to say that the odds are stacked against men in therapy. ...

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Finding a new reason to be together

Finding a new reason to be together

After years together, many couples find the 'couple fit' - the thing that makes the relationship work for both partners - gets lost along the way.  Sometimes what's needed is a new reason to be together.  Couple therapy can help find this.   Before we...

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What is this thing called love?

What is this thing called love?

On (Saint) Valentine’s day, our thoughts turn to love. As a couple therapist I often work with couples to explore how they can find love again after years of being together. It’s often helpful for couples to think of the things that attracted them in the first place....

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