Person-centred counselling for couples can help you and your partner (or colleague, or relative) to reconnect in your relationship. Many couples prefer to find their own solutions, and the approach provides a means by which the couple can reach a better understanding of themselves and each other. This allows them to resume their relationship with as much authenticity as possible.
A person-centred couples therapist is non-directive – they will not tell you what the problem is, or what you should do about it. You have the capacity to decide these things for yourself, if the conditions are right. The person-centred therapist provides these conditions. He sees your world as you do. He can help you both understand what is really happening inside, and what you want to do about it.
Unlike other approaches, person-centred counselling for couples will not set out to fix your relationship, or make things how they ‘should’ be.
Instead I will help you both to feel fully heard and fully understood by the other. This can have a powerful effect on your confidence in yourself, and in your partner.
I will be facilitating the well-being, authenticity and autonomy of you both as individuals. You will then both be able to make your own best decisions about moving forward.
“Tim helped my husband and I overcome some huge hurdles in our marriage and he enabled us to start again. The help he gave us is unmeasurable and his counselling technique was perfect for us.
He gave us the opportunity to be honest and was able to translate what we were trying to say and helped us understand why we were feeling a particular way. We have survived because of this wonderful man.”
The person-centred approach is very different to other therapies. We’ll be having a real conversation, but as equals, with gentleness and respect for your self-determination.
We will focus on whatever is most important to you at that moment, feeling our way forward together. Bring words or bring silence, its all ok. We can start anywhere.
Person-centred therapy is difficult and requires skill. Many therapists and counsellors claim to work in a person-centred way but may not be suitably trained. Choose your therapist carefully.