Dealing with marital or relationship issues can present major stress for any individual or couple. Very often the stresses of everyday living can wear down a relationship resulting in communication breakdown and separation. Confidentiality and a safe, peaceful environment in which to deal with such issues are the basic essentials in the provision of couple therapy.
I have established what I believe to be the perfect environment and location for undertaking such work including the required skills and experience gained over 18 years as a relationship therapist. Clients I’ve seen have presented with many issues including:
- Communication breakdown
- Coping with life crises
- Wanting to renegotiate or rebuild a relationship
- Addictive behaviours
- Anger and domestic abuse
- Sexual difficulties
- Issues around sexual identity
- Rebuilding and moving on after loss
Sadly in many cases couples may decide that a relationship is over and may wish to separate. As a trained (court appointed) mediator I can provide a safe environment for a negotiation on how parents may agree on how to manage their separation.
This provides for a specific focus on parental planning and taking care of the needs of children including future planning around their continuing contact. At the end of mediation (usually consisting of 4 x 1.5 hrs sessions). A “without prejudice” document is presented at the end of our sessions to each parent for discussion with their own solicitor who can then advise or be requested to act on the clients instructions.
This process has huge cost and time saving benefits in addition to meeting the needs of children who very often are sidelined or caught within parental conflicts. The favoured venue for such work is at my purpose built premises at Inch Island which offers privacy and maximum confidentiality.