Andrea Thomas MSc (Psychol), MSc (Econ), BA (hons), CTA(p), MBACP, UKCP-reg Counselling and Psychotherapy, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Couples Counselling

Why couples counselling?
Couples may find themselves feeling stuck in an unproductive pattern of communication that impedes their ability to relate to each other in a way that is fulfilling and intimate. Counselling provides a vehicle through which to surface the underling relationship dynamic that is difficult for the couple to resolve on their own. My aim is to remain impartial and support the couple in communicating openly and so arrive at a shared understanding of the nature and origin of the problem they are facing. I offer a respectful, safe space for reflection and facilitate the couple in finding their own creative solutions. Throughout our work, I will invite each of the couple to identiy and experiment with new and more productive ways of relating to each other so that old unhelpful dynamics are gradually interrupted and intimacy is re-established.


Next Steps
I believe it is important to find a therapist that you both feel comfortable working with and recommend an initial consultation, at my standard fee, where we can meet and assess whether therapy is the right option for you as a couple.

I generally offer short-term counselling of up to 12 sessions unless we agree that additional sessions would be beneficial in achieving your desired goals. We review the work after every four sessions to assess progress and agree whether additional sessions are required. Sessions usually take place fortnightly and last for 60 minutes.

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