Couples Counselling

couples therapy cheadle didsbury manchesterIf you are looking for couples counselling in the Cheadle or Didsbury area then I can help you.

Maybe you are stuck in an unhappy relationship, the passion has gone or you feel disconnected.

It could be that one of you has had an affair and you are wondering if your relationship can survive it.

You can recover from the damage that has been done if you are both willing to put the work in.

I will show you how.

Imago Relationship Therapy

Imago Relationship Therapy is the model of therapy I use with all of the couples I work with.

It was created by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly-Hunt in the 80's and made famous by Oprah Winfrey and Alanis Morrisette, both of whom used it in their own relationships.

What can Imago offer us?

When things are going wrong you look for a way to make sense of it.  Imago Relationship Therapy will help you do that.

Imago will give you a model to work with and a way out of the mess.  If you work with me and put the principles of Imago Relationship therapy into practice in your relationship,  your relationship will change for the better.

What are the key features of Imago?

The key features of Imago are bringing positivity and safety back into your relationship.  From there you get connection.

You will learn to be the safest partner possible, give and receive love and appreciations and remove negativity from your relationship.

If you do this it creates space for love and connection to grow.

The main tool of Imago Relationship Therapy is the Imago Dialogue Process.

Dialogue is a structured way of talking to each other that creates safety.  You both get to speak without interruption and you both get to hear each other - to really pay attention.

As a Couples Therapist, what will I be doing?

I'll be your guide throughout the process.  In the session with me you will be talking to each other and I will be keeping you both safe by helping you manage the language that you use.

I will also teach and direct you and share my knowledge of the theory if it's useful.

See me as the personal training coach when you go to the gym.  I can't lift the weights for you, you and your partner are going to have to get in there and do the work if you want change.  I can point you in the right direction and advise on the best technique.

Should you work with me?

Here's a few things to think about to help you decide.

I charge £80 for the first one hour session where we meet and discuss where you are at and what you want.  We will both then decide together whether I am the right therapist for you and whether Imago is a good fit for you as a couple.

If we agree to work together each session after that will be £120 and ninety minutes long.  You will need that long to do the work.

Therapy will work best if you come either weekly or fortnightly, depending on where your relationship is and what works financially.

I work in the day time only and do not offer evening or weekend appointments.  I work in The Affinity Centre Cheadle, close to Didsbury, Cheadle Hulme, Gatley, Bramhall and Stockport.

I work with straight and same sex couples, all that matters to me is that you want to be together and work through your stuff.

I will be honest, direct, supportive, encouraging and safe in our work together.

If you would like to talk this through with me or would like to make an appointment please ring me on 07966 390857 or fill in this contact form.  I'll get back to you quickly.

If you want to read more about Imago Relationship Therapy please read my blog posts an index of which you will find here.