Couples Counselling in Stroud

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Photo of Gunilla Thor-Finch, Counsellor in Stroud, England
Gunilla Thor-Finch
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a counsellor with extensive work and life experiences. In my practice now, I mainly work with couples . Has your relationship changed and you feel unhappy, sad or unheard, remember change can happen. Relationships are challenging; we have two different people with different wants and needs and that can be challenging to face up to. When we go into a new relationship , we invest our hopes, needs and desires and when things go wrong, it brings up different and often difficult emotions. I offer a safe space where both people can be heard and seen, so by identifying the root of your differences, positive changes can happen.
01453 708118
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Stroud GL5
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Caterina Baskerville
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Now more than ever we are living in a world where contact with others has become increasingly difficult, not just physically but also emotionally. It would be understandable for many people to be feeling isolated and cut of from the rest of humanity at this time, for some this may also trigger painful, old wounds of unmet needs and maybe even a sense of hopelessness. You may crave feeling really connected to someone who is fully present with you and is invested in really understanding you and your situation, someone who can help you to create a relationship that will help to heal relationships that have failed in the past.
01453 700679
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Stroud GL5
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Bonnie Grotjahn
Counsellor
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.
01453 708286
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Stroud GL5
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RT Counselling / Next Chapter Therapies
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Perhaps you are struggling in a relationship with your partner , family member, or work colleague or just find it difficult to find confidence or self-esteem.
Therapy offers an important step in discovering the world around us and finding our place in it. For some people, coming to therapy is a big step. It can take courage to identify a need to heal, recover or progress. My approach aims to ensure that you feel safe in the knowledge that you can trust the therapeutic process. Maintaining the core values of empathy, unconditional positive regard for you as well as congruence (being authentic), I also use other modes of therapy.
01453 707401 x44
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Stroud GL5
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Zak Hulstrom
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I will create a warm and respectful relationship so that you feel safe enough to explore what brings you to counselling.
Hi, I'm Zak. If you're looking for someone to talk to, someone apart from your friends and family, who won’t judge you for how you’re feeling, get in touch. You might need space to explore your thoughts and feelings, to make sense of your experiences and patterns. Maybe something happened to you, or maybe nothing in particular happened, but either way you feel things aren’t right. Therapy is a place to lay it all out on the table, and together we can talk about what’s going on for you.
01453 703698
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Stroud GL5
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Dave Fussell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I aim to create a warm environment and a genuine therapeutic relationship for you to feel safe, supported and free to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I listen empathically so that I can understand you and what you are experiencing, without imposing my views on you or telling you what to do. I will encourage you to reconnect with yourself and your own resources. My role is to be with you as you make sense of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and to support you in moving forward so that you can realise your full potential.
01453 708186
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Stroud GL5
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Dominic Olivier
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
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. Currently completing the IAPT Systemic Supervision course with the University of Exeter. I usually meet with clients face to face at rooms in Stroud, and can also provide digital therapy.
01453 708276
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Stroud GL5
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Helen Pearce
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative 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. The main theories I integrate in my practice are: psychodynamic theories, specifically Object Relations and Attachment Theory, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. Please see my website for more info.
01453 703523
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Stroud GL5
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Lara Piper
Counsellor, MBACP
People take the step to seek counselling for many reasons. Perhaps you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, overwhelm or depression. You may be facing a dilemma, feeling stuck or lacking a sense of purpose or direction in life. Often people will come because they are struggling with relationship or family issues that feel hard to resolve. A traumatic event, loss or life-stage crisis might lead you to look for professional support.
01453 703526
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Stroud GL5
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Fiona Ryan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Inspired by the work of Carl Rogers, I believe that it is the nature and quality of the counselling relationship which creates a truly therapeutic and beneficial experience for the client.
If you are struggling with feelings of low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression or bereavement or if you are having problems in your relationships at home or at work, counselling might be able to help you to make important changes in your life. Counselling provides a special therapeutic relationship where you will not be judged and where you will be given the respect and empathy that is needed for you to truly express yourself. Without providing advice, instructions or directions I aim to empower my clients so that they can work towards a happier future.
01453 700788
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Stroud GL5
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Gary Catterall
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified
Verified
My in-depth clinical training enables me to carefully observe a child, young person or adult and respond sensitively to their conscious and unconscious communication; this can be through play, body language, behaviour and how they relate and interact in the therapeutic relationship .
I have over 18 years’ experience working in mental health settings. I have worked extensively in the field of infant, child & adult mental health services, have held senior roles and managed a psychological service department for CAMHS. I am trained in understanding complex, multi-layered communications, and I work with a broad range of issues from mild to severe difficulties. I always hold my patients in mind and am patient led with all therapeutic interventions. I work with compassion and empathy and I am highly passionate at helping people overcome adversity/challenges. I work with kindness and gentle curiosity.
01452 687104
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Stroud GL5
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Cognis Psychotherapeutic Ltd
PhD
Dr Drea is an internationally acclaimed online psychologist, coach and counselor. Her years of research & practice have resulted in a specialised approach to CBT, which more rapidly & effectively identifies root causes, to get the desired resultṣ FOCUS: Relationship counseling & assessment...DIVORCE.. trauma... Self-harming..Addiction, Depression & eating disorders. PROCESS:Each client is personally assessed, guaranteed confidentiality, as ethics around the process is key, session is scheduled, a feedback report is drafted.
01789 337340
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Stroud GL5
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Lisa Taylor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer an empathic, warm and compassionate relationship where my clients can feel safe and secure to express feelings and explore difficulties they are experiencing. I have over 10 years experience of working with clients from all different backgrounds - working with issues ranging from family conflicts to life changes to personal trauma. I have worked extensively in the Domestic Violence/Abuse and Sexual Violence fields. I am also a trained Children and Young Persons Counsellor and have spent many years counselling in schools. I am an MBACP Integrative Counsellor with a specialism in Block Clearance Therapy.
01452 229521
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Stroud GL5
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Sally Hills
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer a safe and confidential space to explore wherever you are in your life. A space to come into relationship with yourself. I offer weekly sessions in person in the Nailsworth and Stroud area. I also offer some online sessions.
01453 703527
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Natasha Lusty
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Verified
I work with adults over the age of 18 to help people overcome the struggles that they are facing in life. It may be a past trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship problems… to name a few. I welcome you to come as you are and together we can explore what is going on for you.
01594 808724
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Kate Devereux
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I have qualifications & experience working with adults and couples in my private practice, and also with Footsteps Counselling and Care, and Gloucestershire College Counselling Service.
Hi, my name is Kate, and I am a therapist working online or face-to-face. I provide individual therapy as well as couple's therapy. I offer a non-judgemental space for you to unpack your troubles; honouring the trust you have placed in me to maintain confidentiality and safety. I provide an integrated therapeutic approach that recognises all people and their experiences are unique. My therapeutic approach is client-led and self-paced by you, allowing the therapy to be flexible and inline with your specific needs.
01452 923031
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Jo Bullen
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I work with many clients dealing with challenges in their partner , family, sibling, friendship or work relationships.
I am a systemic and family psychotherapist with 20 years of experience in the NHS, private and voluntary sector. This means that I can confidently talk to you about any difficulties or problems you would like to bring to the space.  I am particularly experienced in therapy when there are difficulties with relationships ( couples , family, siblings, work).
0117 325 3722
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Photo of Kerstin Pullin, Counsellor in Stroud, England
Kerstin Pullin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Choosing a counsellor with whom to connect and build a trusting therapeutic relationship can feel daunting, even risky, yet also empowering and hopeful. What does it feel like to take off masks, shedding protective layers that keep the authentic, vulnerable self safe while navigating through challenging or traumatic times? Together we can explore what you feel ready and safe to share - whether these are current, buried or almost forgotten experiences. I will be at your side to listen; endeavouring to relate to your unique circumstances and way of being; facilitative of your change and growth process.
0117 456 5302
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Libbet Paravicini
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I have experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, low self esteem, relationship issues and bereavement.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. Most people have experienced anxiety, stress or low moods at some point and often try to struggle through alone. Seeking professional help can feel daunting and takes courage to make that first call. I work with genuine care and empathy and offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment for you to explore what's troubling you with complete confidentiality.
01666 331453
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Rachel Power The Walk And Talk Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I can help you reconnect with yourself and understand yourself through being in the outdoors and through your relationship with me.
I am an experienced counsellor PROVIDING THERAPY IN THE OUTDOORS. Sometimes we want to talk but sitting in a counselling room might not feel like the right space for you. WALKING WHILST TALKING might just give you the space and freedom to begin to understand some uncomfortable feelings and past experiences in the safe hands of myself within nature. Being in nature will help you to learn how to resource yourself whilst processing the past giving you a clearer feel of the future. You may feel anxious or depressed, struggling with relationships. I work from Pittville Park, The Cotswolds and Crickley Hill. I also do home visits.
01242 384891
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Stroud GL5

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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.