Couples Counselling in Stroud

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Bonnie Grotjahn
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
You might be in crisis: a relationship breakdown, sudden news of the death of a loved one or an illness, a work loss, or at an emotional or spiritual crossroads. Or you may generally have the feeling that your life isn't all you'd like it to be - you feel stuck, aren't living up to your potential or feeling as fulfilled or happy as you would like. Either way, you can be supported to navigate successfully through the very choppy waters of crisis - or the fog of confusion or uncertainty. You don't have to go it alone! You may well emerge from the other side a stronger and happier person than you ever thought possible.
You might be in crisis: a relationship breakdown, sudden news of the death of a loved one or an illness, a work loss, or at an emotional or spiritual crossroads. Or you may generally have the feeling that your life isn't all you'd like it to be - you feel stuck, aren't living up to your potential or feeling as fulfilled or happy as you would like. Either way, you can be supported to navigate successfully through the very choppy waters of crisis - or the fog of confusion or uncertainty. You don't have to go it alone! You may well emerge from the other side a stronger and happier person than you ever thought possible.
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Marcella Howard
Counsellor, PsychD, BACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
At the heart of healing from trauma is the human relationship. I offer my clients a safe, consistent, honest and heart led space from within which you can explore all that you are and find integration. I am an experienced, BACP registered NARM therapist; specialising in Complex Trauma. Psychodynamically trained, with a particular interest in Relational and intersubjective approaches. My personal and clinical experience has led me to believe that we each have the capacity to heal from our early wounds; what ever they may be.
At the heart of healing from trauma is the human relationship. I offer my clients a safe, consistent, honest and heart led space from within which you can explore all that you are and find integration. I am an experienced, BACP registered NARM therapist; specialising in Complex Trauma. Psychodynamically trained, with a particular interest in Relational and intersubjective approaches. My personal and clinical experience has led me to believe that we each have the capacity to heal from our early wounds; what ever they may be.
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Dominic Kodo Olivier
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
Systemic and Family Psychotherapy. MSC (distinction) from The Family Institute, University of South Wales. NHS employed (CAMHS), with small private practice. Working with individuals, couples, families and children. I usually meet with clients face to face at rooms in Stroud, and can also provide digital therapy.
Systemic and Family Psychotherapy. MSC (distinction) from The Family Institute, University of South Wales. NHS employed (CAMHS), with small private practice. Working with individuals, couples, families and children. I usually meet with clients face to face at rooms in Stroud, and can also provide digital therapy.
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Louise Hunt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL6
You don't have to be in a crisis to seek out a therapeutic relationship.
I champion a person's ability to empower themselves and develop a stronger self connection and connection to others. It is a privilege to share in the personal challenges and ventures of each unique individual & couple I work with in therapy. If you need to find a space to really be listened to, make sense of past, present or future events, discuss personal issues and learn how to move into a deeper understanding of yourself & your relationship to those around you, I would be honoured to be there alongside you.
You don't have to be in a crisis to seek out a therapeutic relationship.
I champion a person's ability to empower themselves and develop a stronger self connection and connection to others. It is a privilege to share in the personal challenges and ventures of each unique individual & couple I work with in therapy. If you need to find a space to really be listened to, make sense of past, present or future events, discuss personal issues and learn how to move into a deeper understanding of yourself & your relationship to those around you, I would be honoured to be there alongside you.
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Helen Pearce
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
I am an integrative counsellor and relational psychotherapist working with both individuals and couples. I believe deeply in our resilience as human beings, and our ability to heal in the right environment with the right support. I focus on collaborating with my clients, empowering them, ensuring they always feel safe. I hold in mind and draw upon different theories depending on what I feel would benefit each individual client. Please see my website for more info about how I work. I am currently in my final year of a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre in London.
I am an integrative counsellor and relational psychotherapist working with both individuals and couples. I believe deeply in our resilience as human beings, and our ability to heal in the right environment with the right support. I focus on collaborating with my clients, empowering them, ensuring they always feel safe. I hold in mind and draw upon different theories depending on what I feel would benefit each individual client. Please see my website for more info about how I work. I am currently in my final year of a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre in London.
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Kate Varney
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced psychotherapist and I work with individuals and couples who come to see me with a wide range of challenges and difficulties that they are facing. People often seek therapy when they are at a transitional moment in their lives. Through our work together you will have the opportunity to speak about your experiences and feelings; both now and in your past, and we will work together to develop an understanding of you and your life with the hope that this therapeutic process of reflection and insight might be transformative for you.
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced psychotherapist and I work with individuals and couples who come to see me with a wide range of challenges and difficulties that they are facing. People often seek therapy when they are at a transitional moment in their lives. Through our work together you will have the opportunity to speak about your experiences and feelings; both now and in your past, and we will work together to develop an understanding of you and your life with the hope that this therapeutic process of reflection and insight might be transformative for you.
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Robyn Morris Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples.
My practice offers you a safe, supportive and confidential space where we can look at your feelings and thoughts. We will explore these together making gentle change. I work with a range of presentations: individual & relationship including psychosexual presentations (as a COSRT trainee psychosexual therapist) . My approach is Integrative ( combine approaches and modalities). I work with Individuals and with Couples. My practice is open to all seeking therapy regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or age and I have undertaken training and I am registered PINK therapist supporting clients who identify as LGBTIQA.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples.
My practice offers you a safe, supportive and confidential space where we can look at your feelings and thoughts. We will explore these together making gentle change. I work with a range of presentations: individual & relationship including psychosexual presentations (as a COSRT trainee psychosexual therapist) . My approach is Integrative ( combine approaches and modalities). I work with Individuals and with Couples. My practice is open to all seeking therapy regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or age and I have undertaken training and I am registered PINK therapist supporting clients who identify as LGBTIQA.
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John Andrews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Stroud GL5
Do you need help with a difficult time in your life? Are you feeling low or anxious, consumed with worry? Perhaps what helped in the past is no longer working. You may be feeling numb or withdrawn. Are traumatic events from your past resurfacing? These challenging experiences are part of us, and when we feel ready it is good to have help. I work closely along side you and together we find out more about yourself, what you want, what is blocking you and how you might overcome this. By addressing these issues can help remove shackles allowing you to grow and realize your full potential.
Do you need help with a difficult time in your life? Are you feeling low or anxious, consumed with worry? Perhaps what helped in the past is no longer working. You may be feeling numb or withdrawn. Are traumatic events from your past resurfacing? These challenging experiences are part of us, and when we feel ready it is good to have help. I work closely along side you and together we find out more about yourself, what you want, what is blocking you and how you might overcome this. By addressing these issues can help remove shackles allowing you to grow and realize your full potential.
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Rodger Cuddington
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
I offer a reliable, confidential and non-judgmental space to help you explore your inner thoughts and feelings and support you in times of transition, distress and emotional need. We all have the right to be heard and seen, sometimes we can get stuck along the journey of life and encounter challenging thoughts and emotions. Counselling is a hard journey but there is freedom in living authentically and being your true self. I offer counselling sessions face-to-face, online and via telephone and there is no minimum or maximum limit on sessions, full autonomy is given.
I offer a reliable, confidential and non-judgmental space to help you explore your inner thoughts and feelings and support you in times of transition, distress and emotional need. We all have the right to be heard and seen, sometimes we can get stuck along the journey of life and encounter challenging thoughts and emotions. Counselling is a hard journey but there is freedom in living authentically and being your true self. I offer counselling sessions face-to-face, online and via telephone and there is no minimum or maximum limit on sessions, full autonomy is given.
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David Lewis Evans
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Stroud GL5
My clients have a variety of issues. I encourage my clients to have a sense of curiosity about themselves and their process in our work together. Throughout therapy, I seek to meet such needs as genuine understanding and acceptance as well as the provision of a space of safety when clients may be experiencing a life situation or condition that feels unsafe. If you are seeking a therapist with shared lives experience, I can offer personal insights to clients who are seeking counselling for immune illnesses / bowel disease-related depression and anxiety.
My clients have a variety of issues. I encourage my clients to have a sense of curiosity about themselves and their process in our work together. Throughout therapy, I seek to meet such needs as genuine understanding and acceptance as well as the provision of a space of safety when clients may be experiencing a life situation or condition that feels unsafe. If you are seeking a therapist with shared lives experience, I can offer personal insights to clients who are seeking counselling for immune illnesses / bowel disease-related depression and anxiety.
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Rebecca Lazaro
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stroud GL5
Hi, I'm Rebecca, I'm a qualified therapeutic counsellor and a trauma-informed practitioner. Reaching out is the best thing you can do if you are struggling with difficult feelings that are affecting your mental and emotional wellbeing. I can offer you my undivided attention in a safe, confidential space, where I will listen to whatever problems you are experiencing, without judgements or expectations, and help you work your way through your difficulties at your own pace. I'm interested in you as an individual, and helping you understand what's happened in your life to make you the way you are, in all your uniqueness.
Hi, I'm Rebecca, I'm a qualified therapeutic counsellor and a trauma-informed practitioner. Reaching out is the best thing you can do if you are struggling with difficult feelings that are affecting your mental and emotional wellbeing. I can offer you my undivided attention in a safe, confidential space, where I will listen to whatever problems you are experiencing, without judgements or expectations, and help you work your way through your difficulties at your own pace. I'm interested in you as an individual, and helping you understand what's happened in your life to make you the way you are, in all your uniqueness.
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CWTCH Therapy- Whole Family Wellbeing
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL6
Are you looking for someone to help support you and/or your children? Being a Parent is one of the hardest jobs in the world and still isn't recognised enough for that. There is no shame in asking for extra support or guidance for any member of your family, so that you can live in a more peaceful home. The name 'Cwtch,' inspired by my Welsh heritage, holds a special significance. It encapsulates the essence of a warm embrace that instils a sense of safety in both mind and body—a space I am dedicated to creating for you and your family on your therapeutic journey.
Are you looking for someone to help support you and/or your children? Being a Parent is one of the hardest jobs in the world and still isn't recognised enough for that. There is no shame in asking for extra support or guidance for any member of your family, so that you can live in a more peaceful home. The name 'Cwtch,' inspired by my Welsh heritage, holds a special significance. It encapsulates the essence of a warm embrace that instils a sense of safety in both mind and body—a space I am dedicated to creating for you and your family on your therapeutic journey.
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Dr Claudia Herbert Ltd
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stroud GL6  (Online Only)
All of us experience challenges as part of life. When these are traumatic or overwhelming, they deplete our energy, create blockages, hinder healthy functioning, disconnect from our power and take us out of our inner alignment. Despite being outwardly successful, you may feel that something is missing within you and you are not truly yourself. There are many reasons for why this might have happened and for some people this starts very early in their childhood, for others later in life and in both instances, there are ways in which these experiences can be explored and transformed into an inner healing and positive growth process.
All of us experience challenges as part of life. When these are traumatic or overwhelming, they deplete our energy, create blockages, hinder healthy functioning, disconnect from our power and take us out of our inner alignment. Despite being outwardly successful, you may feel that something is missing within you and you are not truly yourself. There are many reasons for why this might have happened and for some people this starts very early in their childhood, for others later in life and in both instances, there are ways in which these experiences can be explored and transformed into an inner healing and positive growth process.
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Charlotte Seebohm
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
I am a 'Human Givens' Psychotherapist (www.hgi.org.uk). Whilst my HG journey started in 2009 my work in the field began 20 years prior. I have since taught on a counselling diploma, worked as a therapist with adults, staff within organisations, teachers, parents, young people and children overseas as well as in the UK (particularly Sri Lanka). In private practice my strengths lie in flexibility and creativity - tailor-making my approach to each client. I use an eclectic approach within the Human Givens framework, knowing exactly why each varied and different technique can be effective in accordance with current neuroscience.
I am a 'Human Givens' Psychotherapist (www.hgi.org.uk). Whilst my HG journey started in 2009 my work in the field began 20 years prior. I have since taught on a counselling diploma, worked as a therapist with adults, staff within organisations, teachers, parents, young people and children overseas as well as in the UK (particularly Sri Lanka). In private practice my strengths lie in flexibility and creativity - tailor-making my approach to each client. I use an eclectic approach within the Human Givens framework, knowing exactly why each varied and different technique can be effective in accordance with current neuroscience.
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Kate Treadaway
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL6
Hello Are you looking for someone to work with you on some struggles or difficulties you are experiencing that leave you feeling that you just can’t cope. Working with symptoms such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem or just feeling overwhelmed can all be indicators of memories of events that are held both in our mind but they also show up in our bodies. We will work mindfully together to gently see what comes up in a quiet and still space where we can tune into what is really going on for you. I believe finding the right Therapist is the first step.
Hello Are you looking for someone to work with you on some struggles or difficulties you are experiencing that leave you feeling that you just can’t cope. Working with symptoms such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem or just feeling overwhelmed can all be indicators of memories of events that are held both in our mind but they also show up in our bodies. We will work mindfully together to gently see what comes up in a quiet and still space where we can tune into what is really going on for you. I believe finding the right Therapist is the first step.
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Dr Kirsten Kitson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stroud GL5
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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Serena Fisher
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
We all face difficult times in life, in fact I think we could just say, life is difficult. In counselling you will be thinking with another person about how you manage life’s struggles, how you relate to friends and family and how your present situation may be related to your past experiences. Talking and thinking with another can bring about a new perspective to old problems or worries and help you find new ways of approaching things. in. In my experience even small changes can have a very positive impact. Speaking to someone might feel a bit daunting to begin with but I find people soon settle in.
We all face difficult times in life, in fact I think we could just say, life is difficult. In counselling you will be thinking with another person about how you manage life’s struggles, how you relate to friends and family and how your present situation may be related to your past experiences. Talking and thinking with another can bring about a new perspective to old problems or worries and help you find new ways of approaching things. in. In my experience even small changes can have a very positive impact. Speaking to someone might feel a bit daunting to begin with but I find people soon settle in.
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KeiraLianne Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
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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Cotswold Hypnotherapy
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL3
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Andrea Hughes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL4  (Online Only)
My Humanistic approach focuses on showing empathy and understanding for my fellow human beings, which I use to help create a theraputic relationship with my clients.
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Whatever you are struggling with, my approach here is professional, confidential, safe and non-judgemental, offering you an impartial space to freely discuss your presenting issues. Making the first step is often the biggest one! Investing in yourself is a powerful tool. Thank you for visiting my profile.
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Couples Counselling

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.