Couple Counselling may sound like something we would only be interested in if a relationship were failing; in fact, it is the single greatest tool that can prevent it from doing so.
Couple Counselling is a safe forum in which to discuss issues which, when handled by the couple only by themselves, can too easily descend into misunderstanding or recrimination. When we feel that we haven’t ourselves been heard properly by our partner, we’re less likely to want to hear them in turn. But in the consulting room, everyone can safely have their say, can feel acknowledged, and as a result, progress can be made.
The couple therapist becomes the wise broker, allowing each person to express feelings (however awkward). They can see things through the eyes of both parties but never take either of their sides. Couple Counselling is a safe diplomatic back channel, away from the day to day. The therapist can hold both parties back for just long enough that they can start to understand what the other is going through. Renewed tenderness can follow.
A common fear before going to a couple counsellor is that they may take the side of the other person in the relationship. There is in practice no such danger. The counsellor has only one responsibility; and that is to the relationship itself.
If a decision has been taken to split, a counsellor can also be helpful in helping to negotiate a graceful and kindly ending, one that honours the best sides of the relationship. Far from a self-indulgence, undergoing couples counselling is one of the most generous things we could ever do for ourselves and one another.
Once you have made a booking, one of our psychotherapists will be in touch via email to arrange a day and time for the initial session. The session will last for 60 minutes and the fee is €150. This will be an opportunity for you to have an in-depth conversation with a highly qualified psychotherapist. You may then choose to have weekly follow-on sessions, which you'll arrange directly with the psychotherapist. Sessions take place in the therapy room at our Paris office or over Skype.
Skype sessions are available for anyone around the world. Sessions will be held in English. Once you have made a booking, one of the psychotherapists will be in touch via email to arrange a time for the initial session. The session will last 50 minutes, and the fee is €150. Ongoing weekly sessions can be arranged directly with the psychotherapist. Please ensure you have a sufficient internet connection and a Skype account ahead of your session.
If you have any questions about this service or would like to speak to a therapist before booking, please email us or call at: +33 6 40 64 63 88