Dr Stephen J Adams-Langley
Psychotherapy and Counselling in Marylebone, Central London, W1G
0207 486 7733
Couple work and relationship counselling
One of the most difficult tasks in living is to have a functional, meaningful and intimate relationship with another person. Couples present with many different issues. These may include repetitive arguments, conflict and unhappiness. There may be a loss of sexual desire, infertility and betrayal through affairs. The focus of therapy is to see the couple as the “client” and to enable the couple to communicate their thoughts, feelings and emotions and reach a resolution on overcoming the difficulties and feelings which may threaten the survival of the relationship. It is not unusual for one partner in a relationship to be reluctant to engage in couple counselling, but a first session can often provide reassurance and a sense of the positive aspects of communicating, listening and understanding the difficulties which have occurred. My aim is to facilitate and enhance communication, listening and care. I attend to the angry and resentful issues which can be a pattern where partners have stopped listening to each other and have withdrawn from the relationship. Often it is difficult to understand what is happening when a relationship is in crisis or has broken down or is just simply difficult. Couple counseling/therapy can be an excellent place to explore and understand this aspect of our lives.