Relationships can be one of the most fulfilling and pleasurable areas in life. Our tendency to develop intimate and intense relationships can bring great joy and happiness. However, occasionally our relationships can become full of tension, resentment and conflict causing pain and upset to one or both parties. Difficulties in relationships are one of the most common causes of unhappiness, and often bring people into therapy.
In general, poor communication is a major factor in relationship issues. Many of the individuals Sian see's claim they struggle with a feeling of not being listened to. Or that that their partner doesn’t take time to understand what they are saying. It’s also very common for the same topics to provoke arguments and blame without a solution being found.
There can be a lot of sadness, hurt, anger and resentment beneath the surface of relationship difficulties. It takes courage to listen to your partner and a commitment to understand their point of view, let alone find the words to say what’s important from your point of view. Through gentle questioning Sian will help you explore the underlying issues in order for you to both achieve a new level of understanding. Sian offers Relationship Counselling sessions for individuals or couples.
Whether you come with your partner or alone, whether you're gay or heterosexual, married or single; She offers a safe and confidential setting in which to explore your difficulties and to help find more productive and fulfilling ways of relating to each other.
Common relationship issues:- Infidelity and affairs. 'Stuck' relationships. Intimacy problems. Jealousy and suspicion. Breaks Up's and Divorce.
The purpose of Couples Therapy is to help you stay together as a couple unless you expressly wish to separate, in which case, Relationship Counselling can help you to do so more amicably.
Hundreds of lives have been changed for the better
Proven in building a trusting relationship enabling individuals to find a greater understanding of them self and find a way forward and achieve their goals.
Help, support and guidance - reducing confusion and enabling clarity and choice
Tools for you to continue to use at home once the counselling is completed
BSC(hons) Psychology (accredited by the British Psychological Society)
Cert Counselling Skills
We subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework
We will help you understand what is going on in your life that is causing you unhappiness
Feel relaxed in quiet, comfortable environment
Convenient & flexible appointments to suit you.
Ideally located in the heart of Kent in three practices, near Ashford, Canterbury, Maidstone and Medway
Just a note to say how grateful I am for your help and advice. I was so muddled and confused before I had my sessions with you. I can see things more clearly now and have much more confidence after your help and advice. I know I have a bit further to go but with you support I am quite sure I will get there.
P. Bennett - Rye
A friend advised me to come and see you about my anxiety attacks. I must admit to being a little sceptical at first, but you were so patient Sian and you seemed to have a knack in making me see my strengths. I cannot tell you how much it has helped me in my work and social life. I no longer want to hide away when there is an important social event. I can at last look forward to things instead of dreading meeting new people. Thanks you from the bottom of my heart.
As a man in his sixties and having seen various counsellors in the past I didn’t think anyone could help me. As you know I had suffered various bouts of depression throughout the years and had begun to think the problems were ‘built in’ and such a part of me there was no escape. It has been quite a journey but I wanted to thank you for your continuing support , help and advice. At last I can feel more positive and I am in a much happier place – thank you Sian
Thank you so much for all your help and support I feel better than I have for years!
About Counselling Ashford
Through gentle questioning and discussion you gain clarity and understanding of your situation. We will help you find ways to move forward and achieve the goals that you set yourself. We have practices in Ashford, Charing & Egerton