We offer a unique service within the NHS for couples who are having difficulties in their relationship, irrespective of their marital status, their sexuality, living together or apart.
Problems for couples can arise following a life change or crisis to do with work, illness, separation, infertility, bereavement, the arrival of children, or any number of other matters affecting their relationship. Their difficulties may be experienced emotionally, sexually or indeed physically in a number of ways.
Our aim is to provide a safe setting in which partners can explore their relationship and come to understand their difficulties better, so that they may be able to develop and change things. This does not always mean that they stay together. Understanding more can make it easier to stay, but if the decision is made to separate, having some consultations here may help the couple to do so more thoughtfully.
The work is based on a psychoanalytic model which means that both conscious and unconscious processes are given consideration in order to make sense of the difficulties experienced in the relationship.
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