What is Couples Therapy?

Couples Therapy integrates several evidence based psychological approaches to explore problematic patterns in the relationship and help couples resolve problems. Therapists work with clients to create a shared perspective of their relationship. They may work with a couple to give them strategies to improve their communication, manage their emotions and give them strength and resilience in their problem solving. Therapists may also encourage a couple to reflect on thoughts and feelings and understand how they influence our patterns of interaction. The aim is to address the barriers that have stopped a couple from connecting in the way they used to.

Relationship distress is a common problem and is strongly linked to other psychological and physical health problems. Many couples find difficulties start after a painful event or illness, or following a significant life change. Couples therapy can help with depression and isolation, mental health issues and parenting issues as well as general relationship distress.


Peter - The Peterson Practice

Peter is an experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist who specialises in helping adults and young people (15+).  He helps with problems including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, social anxiety, poor sleep, self-harm, anger and performance issues. Peter has a wide experience of working with people with ADHD/ADD, Dyslexia, Autism and other forms of neurological diversity.  Every treatment is personalised to each client and the therapy is tailored to each individuals personality, preferences and individual needs.

01454 300191

Rue Smith

Rue is an experienced integrative counsellor working primarily with a person-centred approach to counselling whilst drawing from other theories and approaches to suit the clients needs, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA).

07584 209211

Isabelle Corak

I am an experienced Counsellor and I offer a confidential and calm environment in which you can feel comfortable and safe to be yourself.  I use a person-centered approach, this approach is based on the belief that we are all individual experts on our true selves.

It follows that each of us has the ability to live our life to our full potential.  The beauty of this approach is that we can adjust the way it works to fit your needs.  I work with adults and young people from the age of 16 years upwards.

07791 304831
Carole FS

Dr Carole Francis-Smith

Dr Carole Francis-Smith is an experienced Counselling Psychologist who has worked in the NHS, charity, and private sectors. She offers tailored therapy support across the age groups from 14 years upwards and is trained in a variety of different therapeutic techniques/approaches such as; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Compassion Focused Therapy.

07480 022 230