Sarah Parkin Counselling MBACP (Snr Accred) working from central Cambridge and Ely

Couple / Relationship Therapy. couple counselling

Couple / Relationship Therapy

This term is inclusive of any relationship which is considered by both parties to be a partnership, irrespective of sexuality or status.

When difficulties arise within a relationship, whatever their cause, it can be very helpful for them to be addressed by both partners together at the same time.

Sometimes the problems may come from outside the relationship such as a change in circumstances, external family pressure, extended family complications, the arrival of a new baby; sometimes they can come from within the partnership, different expectations, different ways of relating to the world and each other, different past experiences and of course sometimes, and frequently, they can be a mixture of both.

Couple / Relationship Therapy. couple megaphone

As a couples therapist my role is not to take sides, determine who’s right or wrong or to tell either party what must be done.

Rather, it is about working in collaboration with both partners to help gain insight and understanding into why the relationship may have become broken and damaging and to explore the unhelpful ways of relating to each other which are likely to have been established. In this way our work can open up the possibility and potential of (re)creating healthier ways of being, understanding and communicating together.

Couple therapy can also play an important role in supporting both individuals who have already decided to separate. Working sensitively together to help make difficult practical and emotional decisions can help prevent further distress and damage as well as offer the potential for the building of firmer foundations in relationships to come.

Session Information

The path and course of couple / relationship therapy will be unique to each partnership. For some, just a few sessions may be helpful, but for others therapy may continue for many weeks or months.

For further information on how sessions are arranged and how we can work most effectively together please go to Working Arrangements

For further information on the cost of each session and my working premises please go to Fees and Location

It is not always easy to know whether couple / relationship therapy will be the right way forward for yourselves. I am always very happy to talk informally, either over the phone or face to face if this feels easier for you, about the process of counselling and to answer any additional questions you may have - there is no charge for this. If, together, we then feel that another therapy or agency may be more suitable I will be very happy to re-direct you.

Please contact me if you would like to discuss anything further, or to make an appointment.

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