Mindfulness in Action Programme: Relationships Counselling

Our relationship psychologists offer a safe and supportive space where the couple can start to explore where the relationship is stuck and how external stresses are contributing to unhealthy ways of relating and the painful feelings that arise within and between each other. Supporting the couple in positive relationship change.

Why choose Relationships Counselling?

Being in a loving relationship with another can be one of the most uplifting and rewarding experiences. However, contrary to belief a loving relationship can be a lot of hard work and it’s not unusual for couples to experience a rough patch. Relationship difficulties can be triggered by external factors such as stress at work. Loss of identity through redundancy, relocation. Or life changes, such as the birth of a baby or when a child leaves home and ever increasingly supporting loss and caring for elderly parents.

Sometimes financial worries take over and stresses and strains of modern day living can feel insurmountable. Giving rise to circuitous unhealthy patterns of blame and recrimination within the relationship. Both parties feeling unheard and undervalued. Whilst couples can and do resolve conflict and dissatisfaction without the support of therapy. For some having a professional independent voice to support and evaluate the strengths and weakness of the relationship can save the couple a lot of heart ache.

Here at mindful psychology we offer a safe and supportive space that you both can feel heard where painful emotions can be safely explored and where you can begin to relate to each other in a loving and mutually supportive way.

How does it work?

We believe that a couple’s relationship is based on their two personalities and the dynamic that happens between the two personalities coming together. In therapy the psychologist will explore your individual backgrounds and early life experiences and how this has shaped your ways of communicating and relating. The psychologist will offer insight support and offer guidance in breaking unhelpful cycles of relating.

Key areas

  • Looking at your individual values and goals for a loving relationship.
  • How to communicate feelings more effectively.
  • Looking at defences/behaviours in the relationship and how these impact the relationship.
  • How to create change based on both your relationship goals.
  • Practicing different communication skills in the session.
  • Interventions to achieve relationship satisfaction.
  • Increasing skills in managing  conflicts /sameness and differences within the relationship   
  • Assigning tasks between the sessions to help you achieve change

What’s involved in the assessment?

4 Sessions:

  • 1x 75 minute initial joint session
  • 2 x individual  50 minute session 1 for each partner
  • 1x 75 minute joint session to establish your individual and joint relationship treatment goals

Throughout the assessment time the psychologist will be formulating a treatment plan, considering both individual needs and how best to achieve the relationship changes that you both seek. In some cases couples may decide that the assessment period had given enough clarify to put their relationship back on track. For others the sense of more work and attention is needed within the relationship. At this point all parties will agree the goals for treatment, number of sessions and the interventions best suited for relationship satisfaction. 

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I found Dr Kinsella from Mindful Psychology by searching for people in my local area as I was struggling with my mental health, following a breakup and genially struggling to function day to day in work and at home. Therapy was new to me, and I wanted to find someone who I could trust and found out that Dr Kinsella specialised in Men’s mental health and this I believe made it easier for me. I originally did face to face sessions but moved to online and found the transition to be no issue and would say just as good, Dr Kinsella is lovely and I cannot thank her enough for all the support given and the skills and tools I have to help me day to day, I feel re energised and know that I’m much wiser and equipped to support me with life in general. I could not recommend Dr Kinsella enough.

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