Nest Psychotherapy and Counselling, Relationship Counselling

Relationship Counselling

I am passionate about working with people to explore the things that are bringing challenges to or from their relationships, and to then finding a path to deep connection and healthy communication.

Some of the common areas that lead
to relationship problems include:

  • Communication issues
  • Conflict
  • Loss of trust
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Sexual intimacy.

I am Level 2 trained in the world-leading Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a research-based approach that not only supports and repairs troubled relationships, but strengthens happy ones.

Research shows that when a couple engages in therapy intensively at the start and gradually reduces the frequency, it is a more effective method to achieving long-term satisfaction with the outcomes.

How couples therapy works

The initial stage of assessment allows an in-depth insight into your relationship and is conducted over four sessions and an online Relationship Check-Up. Following this stage I recommend a minimum of six ongoing therapy sessions, with the average being 10-20 sessions depending on the couple.

The outline of the first four sessions is:

  • Couples initial session with both partners – 90 minutes
  • Online Relationship Check-up – 90 minutes (approx.) this can be done from home and both parties need to complete this before the next step
  • Individual therapy session for each partner – 60 minutes each
  • Therapy Plan session with both partners – 90 minutes.

It is recommended that the first stage of work is completed over a period of one to two weeks. The therapy stage is approached in a similar way with multiple sessions a week. This can be conducted using back-to-back sessions if that is possible in your schedule.

Whilst the research supports this approach for best results I am also mindful of what is achievable for you and your partner, therefore I encourage a conversation about how I can tailor it to best suit your individual needs.


If you would like to book a session or simply want to know more, email or call on 0484 223 042.

I want to make it as easy as possible for you to reach out. Call or email me to have a chat about how I can help you going forward. You can also keep in touch and find out more about Nest via the Facebook and Instagram pages. I hope to hear from you soon.