SERVICES

Addressing problems within a relationship can help prevent the relationship from breaking down. However if you and your partner have made the decision to separate or divorce, then receiving support through this difficult time could reduce your time and finances in sorting through the legal arrangements you are faced with. Relationship therapy is an opportunity to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship which can offer you help and support.

Some areas which can impact on relationships are:

  • Marital problems

  • Communication breakdown

  • Boundaries within the relationship

  • Arguments/disagreements

  • Child/family relationship issues

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Affairs/infidelity/betrayal

  • Separation/divorce

  • Child birth/parenting

  • Loss of trust

  • Sexuality

  • Jealousy

  • Bereavement

  • Retirement/redundancy

  • Mid-life crisis

  • Anger issues

  • Abusive behaviours

  • Coercive control

  • Reduced/lack of intimacy

Office premises

Over the years I have helped individuals, couples and families through difficult periods and events in their lives, irrespective of age, gender, sexuality or culture. I provide an opportunity for you to be listened to and supported through the difficulty you are facing. I have the privilege of working with and witnessing many people who have successfully changed their lives and improved their relationships. Therefore if what you have read resonates with you, contact me to make an appointment, and together we will explore the experiences you believe are impacting on your personal wellbeing and relationships.

FAQs

What is the difference between a counsellor and a psychotherapist?

Counsellors have usually trained at a college, with an independent training body or university. The length of training and qualifications can vary. Psychotherapy training involves theoretical and practical elements, including extensive personal therapy. This extensive learning allows psychotherapists to work with complex and/or long-standing issues.

Will relationship psychotherapy help me?

I expect you are looking at this page because you are experiencing a difficult period in your life which you would like to change and/or improve. Making changes and accessing therapy can be challenging in itself as well as stressful and frightening, but at the same time it can be motivational, exciting, empowering and invigorating. My role throughout the process is not to decide who wins an argument, who is right or wrong, or who is to blame. Instead I work to provide support and explore new possibilities when considering and discussing together the changes you believe need to happen, alongside acknowledging the positive aspects of your life which you feel do not wish to change. You can attend our sessions to improve your relationship with your partner, family member or on your own.

Sometimes the way you have coped with stressful situations in the past may not be working so well for you now in the present as circumstances may have changed. I can support you in focusing on the positive elements with a view to moving forward instead of dwelling on the past and feeling stuck with thoughts and behaviours which have become unhelpful to your personal relationships over a long or short period of time, which may have left you feeling misunderstood or not listened to. At times it can feel like you have tried every avenue to improve a situation without success or we can feel as if the whole world is against us, and it is during these vulnerable times when relationship therapy can be very helpful.

How long will the therapy take?

This can vary case to case as there are various factors to consider such as the length of time you have been struggling, or if there is more than one issue you are working through. However, this does not mean that therapy may not be the right path for you now. Towards the end of our initial appointment we will consider together if therapy will be useful for you, and if so, we will discuss how long our work together may take. There are situations whereby a few sessions can make a real difference to a particular area of your life, and there are other issues which may require a longer period. We can monitor and review these options throughout our work together to ensure the sessions are working for you. Typically each session lasts approximately 50 minutes and I deliver face to face long-term and short-term therapy. I offer daytime and evening appointments in order to fit in with your schedule.

Confidentiality

Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to talk and express your emotions safe in the knowledge that what we discuss remains confidential. As a professional psychotherapist I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and also a member of the Association of Family Therapy (AFT). These governing bodies require my working practice to adopt a strict confidentiality policy. Exceptions to confidentiality would be if I am concerned that you are in danger or risk of harming yourself or another person, then I may be required to consult with a professional body, but you would be consulted if this were to happen. The other exception to confidentiality falls in line with supervision. Under the code of good ethical practice in conjunction with the BACP it is a requirement that all counsellors and therapists maintain regular supervision. To meet with this standard I engage in regular supervision with a qualified therapeutic supervisor. I would like to advise that my supervisor is required to adopt exactly the same level of confidentiality as myself and no personal identification is disclosed during supervision.

How do I book and pay for an appointment?

My practice is located at 33A Front Street, Monkseaton, NE25 8AQ and within minutes’ walking distance from Monkseaton metro station. There is free on street parking and a number of alternative free parking areas within close proximity of the premises.

If you wish to make an appointment please contact me and leave your name and contact telephone number on 0191 2537127 or 07483156969 or email me at info@dmrelationship.co.uk I endeavour to get back to you at my earliest availability.

The fee per session is £50.00 and payment is required at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment. Payment details are provided when your appointment is booked and confirmed. The practice is on the 1st floor with no wheelchair access. Payment is non-refundable if you do not attend your appointment, or you cancel your appointment within less than 48 hours notice. Failure to give notice of cancellation will result in payment being due in full or loss of prepayment. Payment for the session will be refunded to yourself in the unlikely event that I am required to cancel your appointment.

SERVICES

Addressing problems within a relationship can help prevent the relationship from breaking down. However if you and your partner have made the decision to separate or divorce, then receiving support through this difficult time could reduce your time and finances in sorting through the legal arrangements you are faced with. Relationship therapy is an opportunity to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship which can offer you help and support.

Some areas which can impact on relationships are:

  • Marital problems

  • Communication breakdown

  • Boundaries within the relationship

  • Arguments/disagreements

  • Child/family relationship issues

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Affairs/infidelity/betrayal

  • Separation/divorce

  • Child birth/parenting

  • Loss of trust

  • Sexuality

  • Jealousy

  • Bereavement

  • Retirement/redundancy

  • Mid-life crisis

  • Anger issues

  • Abusive behaviours

  • Coercive control

  • Reduced/lack of intimacy

Over the years I have helped individuals, couples and families through difficult periods and events in their lives, irrespective of age, gender, sexuality or culture. I provide an opportunity for you to be listened to and supported through the difficulty you are facing. I have the privilege of working with and witnessing many people who have successfully changed their lives and improved their relationships. Therefore if what you have read resonates with you, contact me to make an appointment, and together we will explore the experiences you believe are impacting on your personal wellbeing and relationships.

Office premises

FAQs

What is the difference between a counsellor and a psychotherapist?

Counsellors have usually trained at a college, with an independent training body or university. The length of training and qualifications can vary. Psychotherapy training involves theoretical and practical elements, including extensive personal therapy. This extensive learning allows psychotherapists to work with complex and/or long-standing issues.

Will relationship psychotherapy help me?

I expect you are looking at this page because you are experiencing a difficult period in your life which you would like to change and/or improve. Making changes and accessing therapy can be challenging in itself as well as stressful and frightening, but at the same time it can be motivational, exciting, empowering and invigorating. My role throughout the process is not to decide who wins an argument, who is right or wrong, or who is to blame. Instead I work to provide support and explore new possibilities when considering and discussing together the changes you believe need to happen, alongside acknowledging the positive aspects of your life which you feel do not wish to change. You can attend our sessions to improve your relationship with your partner, family member or on your own.

Sometimes the way you have coped with stressful situations in the past may not be working so well for you now in the present as circumstances may have changed. I can support you in focusing on the positive elements with a view to moving forward instead of dwelling on the past and feeling stuck with thoughts and behaviours which have become unhelpful to your personal relationships over a long or short period of time, which may have left you feeling misunderstood or not listened to. At times it can feel like you have tried every avenue to improve a situation without success or we can feel as if the whole world is against us, and it is during these vulnerable times when relationship therapy can be very helpful.

How long will the therapy take?

This can vary case to case as there are various factors to consider such as the length of time you have been struggling, or if there is more than one issue you are working through. However, this does not mean that therapy may not be the right path for you now. Towards the end of our initial appointment we will consider together if therapy will be useful for you, and if so, we will discuss how long our work together may take. There are situations whereby a few sessions can make a real difference to a particular area of your life, and there are other issues which may require a longer period. We can monitor and review these options throughout our work together to ensure the sessions are working for you. Typically each session lasts approximately 50 minutes and I deliver face to face long-term and short-term therapy. I offer daytime and evening appointments in order to fit in with your schedule.

Confidentiality

Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to talk and express your emotions safe in the knowledge that what we discuss remains confidential. As a professional psychotherapist I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and also a member of the Association of Family Therapy (AFT). These governing bodies require my working practice to adopt a strict confidentiality policy. Exceptions to confidentiality would be if I am concerned that you are in danger or risk of harming yourself or another person, then I may be required to consult with a professional body, but you would be consulted if this were to happen. The other exception to confidentiality falls in line with supervision. Under the code of good ethical practice in conjunction with the BACP it is a requirement that all counsellors and therapists maintain regular supervision. To meet with this standard I engage in regular supervision with a qualified therapeutic supervisor. I would like to advise that my supervisor is required to adopt exactly the same level of confidentiality as myself and no personal identification is disclosed during supervision.

How do I book and pay for an appointment?

My practice is located at 33A Front Street, Monkseaton, NE25 8AQ and within minutes’ walking distance from Monkseaton metro station. There is free on street parking and a number of alternative free parking areas within close proximity of the premises.

If you wish to make an appointment please contact me and leave your name and contact telephone number on 0191 2537127 or 07483156969 or email me at info@dmrelationship.co.uk I endeavour to get back to you at my earliest availability.

The fee per session is £50.00 and payment is required at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment. Payment details are provided when your appointment is booked and confirmed. The practice is on the 1st floor with no wheelchair access. Payment is non-refundable if you do not attend your appointment, or you cancel your appointment within less than 48 hours notice. Failure to give notice of cancellation will result in payment being due in full or loss of prepayment. Payment for the session will be refunded to yourself in the unlikely event that I am required to cancel your appointment.