Marriage Counselling in Cheltenham

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KeiraLianne Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
I hope to offer a safe space, warm and trusting environment and non-judgemental relationship, where we can discuss the difficult and uncomfortable elements of your life. Be those early life experiences and relationships, significant life events (pregnancy/birth/death/marriage/divorce), anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, identity, sense of self, loss or diagnosis.
I hope to offer a safe space, warm and trusting environment and non-judgemental relationship, where we can discuss the difficult and uncomfortable elements of your life. Be those early life experiences and relationships, significant life events (pregnancy/birth/death/marriage/divorce), anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, identity, sense of self, loss or diagnosis.
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Dianne McCormick
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
"Dianne helped my husband and I bridge seemingly impossible gaps in our understanding of each other and ability to communicate despite considerable differences. Dianne took us from a place where we encountered apparently unresolvable emotional blockages daily, from a place of frustration and chronic misunderstanding to a place where we were able to appreciate each other's feelings and show love to one another increasingly unreservedly. She was skilfully professional, without ever faltering in compassion or humanity. She has given us the tools we needed to succeed in our marriage and we are hugely grateful for her help. " Annon
"Dianne helped my husband and I bridge seemingly impossible gaps in our understanding of each other and ability to communicate despite considerable differences. Dianne took us from a place where we encountered apparently unresolvable emotional blockages daily, from a place of frustration and chronic misunderstanding to a place where we were able to appreciate each other's feelings and show love to one another increasingly unreservedly. She was skilfully professional, without ever faltering in compassion or humanity. She has given us the tools we needed to succeed in our marriage and we are hugely grateful for her help. " Annon
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Emma johnsey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Hello, my name is Emma and I have over ten years experience as a counsellor. Contact me if you are looking for a safe person with whom you can explore matters that are important to you, this may include relationships, emotions, thoughts that concern you, or blocks you feel. The focus of our work would be you and your life. You may have goals you wish to achieve or feel hopeless and stuck. Whatever your concerns our work may entail looking at the past or take a solution focused approach.
Hello, my name is Emma and I have over ten years experience as a counsellor. Contact me if you are looking for a safe person with whom you can explore matters that are important to you, this may include relationships, emotions, thoughts that concern you, or blocks you feel. The focus of our work would be you and your life. You may have goals you wish to achieve or feel hopeless and stuck. Whatever your concerns our work may entail looking at the past or take a solution focused approach.
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Cotswold Hypnotherapy
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Clinical Hypnotherapist DHP, DSFH, AfSFH, NCH, SUP(Hyp) Watch my free consultation video series that explains exactly how hypnotherapy can help you, so you can decide if the therapy is right for you. Please visit my website for more info. Why cope when you can understand. The lesson they didn't teach you in school, how your brain works & how it naturally tries to protect you but in doing so can prove a hindrance rather than a help. I'm a experienced clinical hypnotherapist & registered supervisor. I specialise in helping people with anxiety, weight loss, depression & smoking cessation
Clinical Hypnotherapist DHP, DSFH, AfSFH, NCH, SUP(Hyp) Watch my free consultation video series that explains exactly how hypnotherapy can help you, so you can decide if the therapy is right for you. Please visit my website for more info. Why cope when you can understand. The lesson they didn't teach you in school, how your brain works & how it naturally tries to protect you but in doing so can prove a hindrance rather than a help. I'm a experienced clinical hypnotherapist & registered supervisor. I specialise in helping people with anxiety, weight loss, depression & smoking cessation
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Rachel Hunter Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Professional Couples and Individual Zoom counselling from the comfort of your own home. No travel time, no parking. Establishing a good counselling relationship is vital so that feelings can be explored in a safe, confidential space. I won’t judge you and will listen to your own unique story with empathy and kindness. I will endeavour to help you process pain from the past and present and reinforce your resilience and hope for the future. The longer-term aim is to help you to move forward towards your personal goals. I work with women, men, non-binary people and couples. LGBTQIA + and all clients warmly welcomed.
Professional Couples and Individual Zoom counselling from the comfort of your own home. No travel time, no parking. Establishing a good counselling relationship is vital so that feelings can be explored in a safe, confidential space. I won’t judge you and will listen to your own unique story with empathy and kindness. I will endeavour to help you process pain from the past and present and reinforce your resilience and hope for the future. The longer-term aim is to help you to move forward towards your personal goals. I work with women, men, non-binary people and couples. LGBTQIA + and all clients warmly welcomed.
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Claire King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Counselling for adults, young people 13+ and couples in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with fully qualified, experienced counsellor. ​Counselling can help with difficult feelings like anxiety, depression, grief, anger, loneliness and low self-esteem. Counselling can help you cope better with issues such as loss, relationship difficulties, stress, past traumas. Counselling can help you learn about yourself- your wants and needs – and how to meet them. ​Counselling for couples can help you remember what is right with your relationship, find ways to communicate more effectively and work together on what is difficult
Counselling for adults, young people 13+ and couples in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with fully qualified, experienced counsellor. ​Counselling can help with difficult feelings like anxiety, depression, grief, anger, loneliness and low self-esteem. Counselling can help you cope better with issues such as loss, relationship difficulties, stress, past traumas. Counselling can help you learn about yourself- your wants and needs – and how to meet them. ​Counselling for couples can help you remember what is right with your relationship, find ways to communicate more effectively and work together on what is difficult
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Sarah Bolton-Locke
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
I have a face to face and online counselling practice based in Cheltenham and Gloucester, offering warm and accepting therapy for adults and children. Having a non-judgmental and safe space will give you the opportunity to explore whatever you may be struggling with.
I have a face to face and online counselling practice based in Cheltenham and Gloucester, offering warm and accepting therapy for adults and children. Having a non-judgmental and safe space will give you the opportunity to explore whatever you may be struggling with.
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Alice Phillpott
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL53
Research has consistently shown that our relationships have a direct impact on the state of our mental health. When we feel content, connected and supported in our relationships, we are more likely to thrive in our lives. I am an experienced Relate trained integrative counsellor currently working with both couples and individuals to help them improve the quality of their relationships. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore the difficulties and challenges you are facing in your relationship right now and support you to find a way forward.
Research has consistently shown that our relationships have a direct impact on the state of our mental health. When we feel content, connected and supported in our relationships, we are more likely to thrive in our lives. I am an experienced Relate trained integrative counsellor currently working with both couples and individuals to help them improve the quality of their relationships. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore the difficulties and challenges you are facing in your relationship right now and support you to find a way forward.
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Elizabeth Shaw
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
Life is often confusing, painful and overwhelming.  Therapy can provide a safe space to explore these feelings and manage them. Hi I’m Liz. I am a Relational Integrative Psychotherapist.  I can draw on a variety of therapeutic styles to meet your unique needs. I aim to provide a supportive, empathic and non-judgemental relationship, through which you can better understand yourself. I am here to listen. If you choose to call you can expect an initial consultation in which we will establish what you would like to address and whether you would like to work with me.
Life is often confusing, painful and overwhelming.  Therapy can provide a safe space to explore these feelings and manage them. Hi I’m Liz. I am a Relational Integrative Psychotherapist.  I can draw on a variety of therapeutic styles to meet your unique needs. I aim to provide a supportive, empathic and non-judgemental relationship, through which you can better understand yourself. I am here to listen. If you choose to call you can expect an initial consultation in which we will establish what you would like to address and whether you would like to work with me.
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Cheltenham’s Counselling Centre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
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Person Centred Therapy UK
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Therapy can often involve seeing a professional, responding to questions that will help them figure out what's wrong, and taking another person's advice on how to deal with their difficulties. However, I offer a more humanistic approach to therapy, in which I will support you as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and help you find the solutions you've been looking for. You are, after all, the authority on your own life. I offer online and face to face sessions, equine therapy and walk and talk therapy. www.personcentredtherapy.uk
Therapy can often involve seeing a professional, responding to questions that will help them figure out what's wrong, and taking another person's advice on how to deal with their difficulties. However, I offer a more humanistic approach to therapy, in which I will support you as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and help you find the solutions you've been looking for. You are, after all, the authority on your own life. I offer online and face to face sessions, equine therapy and walk and talk therapy. www.personcentredtherapy.uk
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Paul Gould
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL54
Taking the first steps to seek out a counsellor can be a fearful time and we as therapists will not be the correct match for every individual. My aim would be to offer you counselling and support in a safe place, where we can work together and give you the opportunity to speak freely without fear of what others might think? When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, this maybe: low self-worth, lacking in confidence, generally feeling of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, or other mental health concerns. We can work together at your pace.
Taking the first steps to seek out a counsellor can be a fearful time and we as therapists will not be the correct match for every individual. My aim would be to offer you counselling and support in a safe place, where we can work together and give you the opportunity to speak freely without fear of what others might think? When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, this maybe: low self-worth, lacking in confidence, generally feeling of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, or other mental health concerns. We can work together at your pace.
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Stephanie Jones
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL51
Hello, my name is Steph, I am a qualified and registered counsellor working with 2 different talking therapies to tailor an approach specifically for you. Those modalities are Person-Centred and Psychodynamic. I can also offer couples counselling. I have a passion for working with couples and  can help you both open up, manage conflict, identify strengths and support change and growth in your relationship. Perhaps your feeling stuck or finding it hard to communicate amicably? Together we can explore your difficulties, unhelpful dynamics & behaviours to improve your relationship.
Hello, my name is Steph, I am a qualified and registered counsellor working with 2 different talking therapies to tailor an approach specifically for you. Those modalities are Person-Centred and Psychodynamic. I can also offer couples counselling. I have a passion for working with couples and  can help you both open up, manage conflict, identify strengths and support change and growth in your relationship. Perhaps your feeling stuck or finding it hard to communicate amicably? Together we can explore your difficulties, unhelpful dynamics & behaviours to improve your relationship.
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Cathy Cook - New Life Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
All of us, at some point in our lives, are likely to feel overwhelmed by our feelings and/or circumstances. Relationship breakdowns, single parenting, bereavement, loss, family issues, depression, anxiety, etc. can leave us struggling to function as well as we would like. I am passionate about supporting my clients through difficult situations and empowering them to reach their full potential. I can offer you a confidential, supportive, welcoming and non-judgemental space where we can look together at what is distressing you and find the best way forward.
All of us, at some point in our lives, are likely to feel overwhelmed by our feelings and/or circumstances. Relationship breakdowns, single parenting, bereavement, loss, family issues, depression, anxiety, etc. can leave us struggling to function as well as we would like. I am passionate about supporting my clients through difficult situations and empowering them to reach their full potential. I can offer you a confidential, supportive, welcoming and non-judgemental space where we can look together at what is distressing you and find the best way forward.
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John Mosley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
Sometimes life can get too much and we can become overwhelmed by current events or our past. Coming to counselling can be a daunting prospect, but a warm, collaborative and therapeutic environment can help us to face those concerns and gain understanding. I work compassionately, with empathic understanding and without judgement to provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk. All genders are welcome and I can help with a variety of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, loneliness, low self-esteem, abuse, self-harm, trauma and relationship problems.
Sometimes life can get too much and we can become overwhelmed by current events or our past. Coming to counselling can be a daunting prospect, but a warm, collaborative and therapeutic environment can help us to face those concerns and gain understanding. I work compassionately, with empathic understanding and without judgement to provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk. All genders are welcome and I can help with a variety of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, loneliness, low self-esteem, abuse, self-harm, trauma and relationship problems.
01242 339894 View 01242 339894
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Clare Howlett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I offer support with relationships, life experiences, personal development and everything in between! Perhaps you want to understand yourself and others better, make sense of a challenging life experience or feel more connected, happier and fulfilled in life! The best place to start may involve thinking more about me than about you! Much has been said about the therapeutic relationship being an important predictor of change, so this is a great opportunity to get to know me to establish if I'm a good-fit for you!
I offer support with relationships, life experiences, personal development and everything in between! Perhaps you want to understand yourself and others better, make sense of a challenging life experience or feel more connected, happier and fulfilled in life! The best place to start may involve thinking more about me than about you! Much has been said about the therapeutic relationship being an important predictor of change, so this is a great opportunity to get to know me to establish if I'm a good-fit for you!
01452 941685 View 01452 941685
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Dr Kirsten Kitson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
I have worked with many different presentations throughout my career in the NHS, Charity sector and HM Prison service. My experience and training can give you the confidence in my practice as I provide you with an individual approach; tailored to your specific needs and goals. Together we can explore how to improve your situation by equipping you with the necessary skills and techniques to move forward and maintain change.
I have worked with many different presentations throughout my career in the NHS, Charity sector and HM Prison service. My experience and training can give you the confidence in my practice as I provide you with an individual approach; tailored to your specific needs and goals. Together we can explore how to improve your situation by equipping you with the necessary skills and techniques to move forward and maintain change.
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Julie Ingram
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello, and welcome to my page. I have been qualified as a psychotherapist and supervisor for over 18 years, with previous experience in mental health and Social Work Management. I work with adults, children, adolescents and have expertise in working with family issues. I can help with a wide range of matters including: anxiety and depression, self esteem, family difficulties, relationship issues, Childhood abuse, Childhood neglect, Life threatening events, eating disorders, self harm, suicide and trauma. I provide a welcoming, safe space (indoors or out doors) which provides a relationship based approach to working together.
Hello, and welcome to my page. I have been qualified as a psychotherapist and supervisor for over 18 years, with previous experience in mental health and Social Work Management. I work with adults, children, adolescents and have expertise in working with family issues. I can help with a wide range of matters including: anxiety and depression, self esteem, family difficulties, relationship issues, Childhood abuse, Childhood neglect, Life threatening events, eating disorders, self harm, suicide and trauma. I provide a welcoming, safe space (indoors or out doors) which provides a relationship based approach to working together.
01981 200129 View 01981 200129
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Mac (Michaela) Wai
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I provide a safe, confidential and supportive space. Anything that may be difficult for you to say, I will not find difficult to hear. We will work together to unravel where you are now and how you may have got there. By sharing this, we can find space to really think about what's going on and to see if we are able to find a happier, healthier way of moving forwards. Whether working with adults or children, gaining trust is something I will do my best to work towards and earn. My practice rooms are in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire), Crowthorne (Berkshire) and from the comfort of your own home (Online).
I provide a safe, confidential and supportive space. Anything that may be difficult for you to say, I will not find difficult to hear. We will work together to unravel where you are now and how you may have got there. By sharing this, we can find space to really think about what's going on and to see if we are able to find a happier, healthier way of moving forwards. Whether working with adults or children, gaining trust is something I will do my best to work towards and earn. My practice rooms are in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire), Crowthorne (Berkshire) and from the comfort of your own home (Online).
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Karen J O'Connell
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Welcome to my Counselling & Psychotherapy Service in Bristol and Cheltenham. I am an experienced and fully accredited Psychotherapist (MA Dip, Hip) and UKCP registered. I see clients with a range of issues on both a long term and short-term basis. This includes: Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Work Related Stress and Relationship difficulties too early childhood trauma. Also as a Qualified Social Worker I have many years practice of supporting client's through adverse experiences in their lives.
Welcome to my Counselling & Psychotherapy Service in Bristol and Cheltenham. I am an experienced and fully accredited Psychotherapist (MA Dip, Hip) and UKCP registered. I see clients with a range of issues on both a long term and short-term basis. This includes: Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Work Related Stress and Relationship difficulties too early childhood trauma. Also as a Qualified Social Worker I have many years practice of supporting client's through adverse experiences in their lives.
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Marriage Counselling

How does marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling works by teaching couples concrete skills to communicate with one another and solve disagreements in healthy ways. A trained mental health professional works with both members of a couple to explore difficulties the couple may be having and helps them develop skills to address these matters. Couples who don’t have any difficulties but want to prepare for marriage may develop skills for the future.

How long does marriage counseling typically last?

Marriage counseling is a short-term form of therapy; the process may last between four and eight sessions. Other forms of relationship guidance from mental health professionals, such as couples therapy, are longer lasting, may focus on the past rather than just the present, and are tailored to the individual couple and their emotions, history, and patterns in the relationship. Couples therapy often lasts for 12 weeks or longer.

Is marriage counseling effective?

Marriage counseling helps many couples develop relationship skills that may not have been acquired or tested in a relationship; partners may be better able to communicate and address conflict following counseling. However, there are many different forms of marriage counseling, and this form of counseling does not have as strong an evidence base as other modalities such as couples therapy.

Is marriage counseling effective if only one partner wants to go?

Yes, marriage counseling can still be effective if one partner convinces the other to engage in the process. Of course, whether counseling is effective depends on the couple’s commitment to work on their relationship; however, the short-term, skills-based nature of marriage counseling makes it a relatively easy “ask” of a partner, and the hesitant individual may see its value once counseling begins.