top of page

Relationship Therapy

What is relationship counselling?

Relationship counselling looks at the relationship in question to see how it works, how it doesn't, how it could better meet the needs of those involved or sometimes to work on repairing a rupture. Common issues addressed include communication problems, differing needs, infidelity, sexual performance issues, aging, jealousy, conflict and rupture/repair. Relationship counselling provides an opportunity to learn effective communication and identify behaviors from the past that hinder present connections. The counsellor acts as a guide, mediator, teacher, and holder of a safe space, helping individuals see and hear each other better.  This may mean that sometimes, one person may need to take up more space to work through past issues affecting the relationship in the present. Doing this individual work within the relational system can benefit all present.

Who can have relationship therapy?

Relationship counselling benefits all types of relationships, including romantic partnerships, friendships, working partnerships, and familial connections. It can be effective even without current issues, as improving relational skills is beneficial at any time. Some may choose to come to therapy before moving into a new life stage whether that is pre-marriage, pre-children or making a move to a new configuration. 

How many sessions should we have in couples therapy?

Determining how long you should be in therapy is a very personal question. For some people who are struggling with a particular issue and progress could be made on that in 6-12 weeks. It may also be useful to start out with weekly session for a certain period and then begin to space out therapy sessions to see how the relationship fares and then checking in periodically. 

Is Relationship therapy only for 2 people?

No, relationship therapy can be suitable for polyamorous relationships where there are multiple partners and also for family systems where multiple or all members want to work on improving the system. 

Is couples therapy only for Married people?

No, any relational dynamic can be brought to therapy as long as all members are willing and wanting to come and engage in the process. 

I am getting a divorce can I still come?

All relationships have a beginning, a middle and an end. Sometimes endings are the hardest most painful parts of a relationship. Having extra support in that process of ending and unentangling your lives is a good use of relationship therapy. Allowing a break-up to not break you or your lives as much.

How long is a therapy session?

Whether online or in person individual sessions are either 50 minutes or you can opt for more in depth double sessions of 100 minutes. If there are more than 2 people in the session I may advise going with longer sessions.

 

Where can I have my therapy?

I offer therapy in Banbury here

Oxford here

 

and online using Teams. 

How do I book a relationship therapy session? 

Click here to fill out the contact form or email me directly at katenmontagu@gmail.com

How much does it cost? 

I offer therapy on a income based sliding scale to make therapy available for as many people as possible. For more information please click here 

bottom of page