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Mary Keshavarz

South East Practice

Marriage Counselling Online

 

Hello, my name is Mary Keshavarz and I am a fully qualified, BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited ‘Integral Psychotherapist’. Integrative therapy means I drawn upon a wide range of techniques and theories based on each individual couple’s needs.

I am also an accredited member of ‘The National Counselling Society (NCS) and a member of the Australia Counselling Association’ (ACA). I am currently working towards a Doctorate to become a Counselling Psychotherapist at the ‘New school of Counselling and Psychotherapy’ (NSPC).

How I can help

Do you experience conflict and difficulty as a couple? It is of course natural for every couple to argue from time to time. However, recurrent conflict, which is unresolved is unproductive and leaves couples experiencing significantly more distress than they need to.

Sometimes individuals/couples have an excessive avoidance of conflict, which can also be a problem in itself. Because this means any problems are left unsaid which in turn can lead to resentment on one or both sides.

I will help you to improve your relationship by helping you to respond to problems and difficulties in ways that bring you closer together, rather than drive you apart. Relationship counselling will also help you to clarify any uncertainty or ambivalence in your relationship, to heal wounds and to better function together as a couple.

As a couple counsellor, I will help you to identify any unhelpful patterns of behaviour, which might be contributing to the relationship issues. Then together, we can work on changes to achieve problem resolution. The relationship counselling process will help to re-establish your connection and bond to one another. Meaning your relationship will become a a source of support once more.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the BACP code of ethics and the NCS ethical framework. In addition, I undertake regular professional development and supervision. Alongside holding professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Mary for marriage counselling online. Please contact her via Online Couples Counselling Today. Request an appointment with Maryam

Rosie Cannaford

South East Practice

Online Couple Therapy

 

Hi, my name is Rosemary Cannaford, if you wish to call me Rosie, I’m happy with that.  I’m a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 7 years experience working with both couples and individuals. I am CBCAP qualified to Diploma level and I’m accredited by the  BACP. (British Association counselling Psychotherapy).

I practice Person-Centred’ theray which is part of the ‘Humanistic’ approach. This means I will deal with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously, rather than how I might interpret your unconscious thoughts or ideas. I believe through my work and experience I can offer you a rounded and down to earth service tailored to suit your particular needs.

How online couple therapy can help

During our first session I will explain how the online therapy process works, along with our confidentialities. Which allows us to work together collaboratively. You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions and tell me about the issues you wish to explore. We can then discuss the ways in which we will work together during our sessions.

I  will give you both the time and space you need to talk, by listening and making you both feel heard. My approach is caring and non-judgemental approach so you are able to buildi trust. Hopefully this will enable you to feel at ease to talk about your thoguhts and feeling along telling me about any deep rooted conflicts betwee you.

By my offering empathy and  gaining awareness of how things really are for you as individuals, it will enable change so you are able make decisions or  acceptanc so you are able to move forward more positively.

About you

Couples and individuas often seek help through counselling as a last resort to help resolves issues, which can be long standing or recent.  Sometime problems are bubbling away inside which can cause arguments, conflict or silences. Which can be upsetting and frustrating, often effecting communication towards each other – short or long term.

Couples often find that this can become a pattern. Because things might get brush aside or you many convince yourselves that things are okay. Only to find that the pattern arises again. Perhaps you feel you’re stuck in a rut  or at your wits end, not knowing  what to do and questioning your relationship.

Whether you are looking to make your relationship work better than it currently is or you would like help to separate more amicably, I am here to help

Ethical standards

I am a registered member of the BACP with a certificate of proficiency.  Which means I work within the BACP ethical framework. I am fully insured and have regular professional development and supervision

If you would like to make an appointment to see Rosie for Online Couple Therapy. Then please contact her via Online Couples Counselling today. Click link Request an appointment

 

Jacquie Young

South East Practice

Online Marriage Counselling

 

Hello, my name is Jacquie Young and I am a fully qualified ‘Relate’ trained couple therapist with over 15 years experience in relationship counselling. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling.

I have considerable experience working with same gender relationships, mixed cultures, blended families and separated couples. Along with being qualified to work with children and young people.

My Background

My careeer has been varied, although always centred around supporting people, in a wide a range environments. I worked as a lecturer in a large multi-cultural college in East London for around 14 years. Prior to that I worked in local government focusing on issues such as homelessness, housing policy and improving customer satisfaction.

I also have vast experience working in the voluntary sector for a wide range of independent and charities. Supporting people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. This includes mental health support, domestic violence and reparative justice. I’m also experienced in working with people with autism and and their familie supporting them through challenging times.

Whist at Relate I also worked in conjunction with CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.). Supporting separating and divorcing parents and using my expertise as a qualified child counsellor to focus on the children’s needs. This aided the reaching of agreements to help them make shared plans to move forward.

How online marriage counselling can help

Whatever your reasons for seeking  relationship counselling, I recognise that it can take courage. Asking someboy else for help can feel difficult. Therefore, I am still humbled when people take the decision to do so. However, this is the first step in working through any negative emotions and making the required changes to break a cycle of potentially unhelpful behaviours that might not be serving you well.

So, if you or your relationship is going through a difficult time or perhaps has reached crisis point,  it would be helpful for us to talk. Perhaps there is an ongoing situation where the the same arguments keep repeating again and again. Or maybe you feel like you have reached a point where you just can’t live like this anymore.

Over the years so many people have told me that they wish they had made the decision to come to counselling earlier. They often express frustration that they thought they could sort it themselves and  ‘just bumbled along’ and didn’t take the time to discover whether it was possible to make positive change. . People often tell me that they are amazed at the impact of being listened to and just having another person looking in at their relationship and offering a different perspective on it.

How I can help

I firmly believe, whatever your reason for attending relationship counselling. By having an honest look at your relationship will only be of benefit. Together, we will explore how you communciate and gain an understanding of  your individual needs and expectations are in a  warm, supportive, non-judgemental environment.

People tell me that I make them feel at ease very quickly, even when one partner is reluctant to attend. Feedback has been that they found it easy to open up and be honest about what’s going on for them. I  won’t just  sit back waiting for you to talk. I will actively participate, it is important that we all worki together to discover what’s going on. This might mean unpicking repetitive arguments to identify where behavior patterns come, This is so we are able to understand the changes required which will be more helpful for you and your relationship.

I use a variety of different theoretical approaches and will quickly find out what will be most helpful for your unique situation.  Therfore, if you decide, for whatever reason, that I am not the right therapist for you, I  will be more than happy to help you explore alternatives.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. I undertake regular professional development alongside  regular clinical supervision and peer supervision groups. My professional indemnity insurance is up to date.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Jacquie for online marriage counselling. Please contact her via Online Couples Counselling to book an apppointment. Request an appointment

Tim Gilbert

South East Practice

Online Marriage Counselling

 

Hello there. My name is Tim Gilbert and I am a couples, individual and family counsellor at Online Couples Counselling. I  have over 8 years experience and hold a Diploma in Relationship Counselling and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. I’m also BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered.

Problems in relationships can be caused by a variety of different reasons. Therefore, in order for you to get the most out of the therapy, I will use an ‘integrative approach’. This will be from either a Systemic or Psychodynamic perspective. This means, I will explore what is happening ‘now’ in the couple relationship and develop an understanding of how our upbringing and past experiences define our relationships.

As individuals we are affected by our internal makeup and by external influences. For example, our upbringing, social experiences and how these affect our emotions, feelings and beliefs. Therefore, approaches to therapy are influenced by these two models in terms of what has happened in the past and what is going on in the present to yourself and as a couple.

My approach to relationship therapy

I understand that taking the decision to book marriage therapy might feel quite daunting. So, with this in mind, my approach is both empathetic and supportive. I will help you quickly feel at ease, listened to and most importantly understood. During the relationship counselling process, we will explore the problems at hand in order to develop a holistic and comprehensive understanding of your unique situation.

Relationship counselling usually employs a process of change. Therefore, it’s important that you both feel valued and respected whilst working through what that change may look like in your scenario. I will encourage you to determine your desired outcome. Then, through the building of bridges, help you develop positive communication paths so you are able to move forward. This process will not only improve self- esteem, it will also allow respective voices to be heard.

Perhaps you are worried that there is a possibility of separation or maybe there are disputes within the family unit. My easy-going approach will enable you to be heard and empowered in order to reach a more positive resolution going forward.

My experience

During our work together at I will help you gain a better understanding of each other’s perspectives. This will be achieved through a calm, non-accusatory, therapeutic process. A process where you will both have a voice and be able to work through your relationship issues together for a sustainable outcome.

I work diversely and have experience working with same gender relationships. mixed cultures, families and friendships.

Ethical standards

I subscribe to and work within the BACP code of ethics and ethical framework. I undertake regular professional development to maintain a high level of knowledge and practice and regular supervision. My professional indemnity insurance is up to date.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Tim for online marriage counselling. Please conact him via Online Couples Counselling today. .Request an appointment to see Tim

Kathy Hoggart

South East Practice

Online Relationship Counselling

 

My name is Kathy and I’m a fully qualified and experienced relationship therapist at Online Couples Counselling.

My training and experience in online relationship counselling was achieved through ‘Relate’ where I worked for over twenty years.  I have worked with hundreds of individuals, heterosexual and same-sex couples helping them to achieve change.

In the past I worked as a family mediator, assisting couples come to terms with separation and the practical elements involved. Alongside being involved in mediation between parents and/or young adults experiencing a relationship breakdown.

I have attended many workshops and courses on a variety of subjects, such as Cultural Diversity, Mental Health and Attachment issues. I am committed to continuing my professional development.

My approach to online relationship counselling

Many couples have told me they find me empathic, non-judgemental and easy to work with.  The relationship problems brought to counselling are always varied but no problem is too big or too small. Some of the most common relationship concerns might include poor communication, arguments, loss, an affair or simply growing apart.

I work intuitively with a person-centred focus which means we will work at your pace and from your life perspective.  My aim is to build a rapport between us which will be about confidentiality, good listening, mutual respect and neutrality.  I will provide a comfortable and safe space to talk about the particular aspects you are struggling with.  Hopefully this will enable you to feel confident about sharing your story with me and working through your feelings.

I will support you whilst you try to understand what you need for yourself, and from each other, in order to bring about the desired change.  I will encourage you both to be open and honest. At times, I will reflect back what you tell me so you can begin to see things from the other’s perspective and listen to each other more effectively.  These are small, but important steps in helping break a cycle of behaviour which is having a negative impact on your relationship.

It is important that you both feel comfortable with me. At the end of the first session I will check out how you are feeling and what you hope to achieve from the counselling. We can review this throughout the process.

What to expect

Relationhip counselling is about ensuring that each person feels heard and taken seriously.  I won’t take sides or attribute blame.  I will respect your individual positions and time-manage the session. This will allow you both the opportunity to say what is important to you.

I use a variety of therapeutic approaches but often my work is solution-focused. Together, we can think about what will be most useful for you to achieve your goals.  It is also important to acknowledge how family history might influence patterns of behaviour within your current relationship. This can help you gain insights into how you relate to each other.

I appreciate that it might feel like a difficult journey to undertake, especially when feeling fragile. My job is to help you feel safe while you explore what is happening and why, so that you can look at your options and decide how to move forward.

Ethical standards

I work within the code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework and undertake regular professional development and clinical supervision. I also have up to date professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Kathy for online relationship counselling then please contact her via Online Couples Counselling today today. Request an appointment

 

 

Sian Jones

South East Practice

Marriage Counselling Online

 

My name is Sian Jones and I’m a fully qualified Relationship Counsellor and founder of ‘Online Couples Counselling’. I hold a BSc (hons) Psychology and have a proven track record in helping hundreds of couples successfully achieve their goals. I also hold a diploma in ‘Psychotherapy’ and ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT) which is helpful during my work with couples through understand negative thought patterns.

My career in relationship counselling began over 10 years ago with the opening of our parent company ‘Relationship Counselling Kent’. This is still a successful couple counselling business, based in Kent. Therefore, due to it’s sucess I took the decision to ensure relationship counselling was more widely avaialable to couples across the UK, hence the introduction of ‘Online Couples Counselling’.

How marriage counselling online can help

Professional relationship counselling is highly effective, because an unbiased, third party can help give you both clarity and understanding. When your relationship has run into difficulties, emotions become heightened and it can be difficult to see the wood from the trees. As a result, you might struggle to identify the part you have played individually (often unwittingly) which has contributed to the problems. Therefore, the tendency is to blame your partner.

I take a common sense, step by step approach to online marriage counselling. I will encourage you to work through your problems together by asking relevant questions. This means you will both have the opportunity to open up and explain what isn’t working for you and why. In turn, this allows your partner the opportunity to really listen and try and understand your perspective.

It’s not necessarily about agreeing or even liking each others perspectives, it’s just about understanding them. Neither is it about attributing blame to either of you, it’s about gaining a proper understanding of how the other person feels and why. Because, in my experience, when an ‘understanding’ is reached, it goes a long way in removing any hurt, resentment or anger that may have built up over the years. Therefore, allowing you to move forward more postively, in whichever way you choose.

The feedback I receive is that I have an exceptional ability to make couples feel quickly at ease. Because, I am aware that when people feel more comfortable, they find it easier to open-up and communicate more effectively.

Rest assured, I won’t sit there silently waiting for you to speak. I will take an active part in the conversation and the process of recovery and change. Read my reviews

Ethical standards

My work is diverse and I have vast experience in working with mixed cultures, same gender relationships, families and friendships. I provide a non-judgemental safe, confidential environment where we can work through your relationship challenges together.

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. Along with undertaking regular professional development and supervision and have ongoing professional indemnity insurance.

If you are searching for ‘Marriage Counselling Online’ and would like to make an appointment. Please contact me at Online Couples Counselling today. Request to see Sian Jones Request an appointment

Allie Markantonis

South East Practice

Marriage Counselling Online

 

online relationship counselling

My name is Allie Markantonis and I’m fully qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor based at Online Couples Counselling.  I’m also an accredited member of the NCS (National Counselling Society) providing relationship counselling for both couples and individuals.

All relationships go through difficult times. Sometimes couples get stuck in recurring patterns. Consequently leading to recurring arguments or an avoidance of communication. As a result, the problems bubble away under the surface in silence and both parties feel disconnected, unhappy or lonely.

How I can help

It can be easy to find a counsellor but more difficult knowing you have found the right one for you. I consider myself down-to-earth and easy to relate to while providing a confidential, calm and supportive space to help you feel at ease. As a result, you will both feel safe enough to be able explore the issues in your relationship.

During my online marriage counselling, I won’t take sides, judge or offer ready-made solutions for your particular situation. In contrast, I work with you in a solution focused way.

You will have the opportunity to:-

Address negative and ‘stuck’ patterns in your relationship

Learn more about your own and your partner’s inner world and emotional needs

Talk openly and honestly with each other, in a way you may not have done for some time

Develop deeper understanding, connection and safety in the relationship

I fully understand that the time and investment you are making into couple counselling should be of maximum benefit. Therefore, my priority is to help you make the required changes as quickly as possible so you are able to move forward more positively.

Change doesn’t have to be a long process and it doesn’t have to involve lots of sadness and hurt.  Change begins the moment you both decide you want things to be different.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. Therefore, I undertake regular professional development and supervision. Alongside having professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to book an appointment to see Allie for online marriage counselling to see Allie. Please contact her via Online Couples Counselling today. Request to see Allie

Trish Mayne

South East Practice

Online Relationship Therapy

 

Hello, my name is Trish Mayne and I am a fully qualified ‘Relate’ trained couple counsellor, offering online relationship therapy for both couples and individuals.

For as long as I can remember I have had an interest in the way people communicate. Relationships are based around communication, whether that is with your partner, parents, children, colleagues and friends.

Our interaction with others can bring great joy and fulfilment. However, there are times when we all struggle with relationships. We change, others change and circumstances change. You and those around you can be left feeling confused and unhappy.

Maybe there is a relationship crisis in your life. It could be that your relationship is feeling unfulfilled. You may be unsure about the future together. You may want to prepare your relationship for a big life event you know is coming, such as becoming a parent or marriage.  It can be very difficult to find a place where you feel as if someone is really listening to you. This is where I, as a Relationship counsellor, can help.

My background

I began my career as a nurse within the NHS. This gave me the foundation to communicate with people of all ages when they were at their most vulnerable and needed support. I am also a qualified midwife and health visitor so I understand the physical and emotional changes that occurred when a couple were starting out as parents.

Personal expectations are challenged when a child comes into the family, and sometimes things are not as you were expecting them to be.  I have been privileged to gain the trust of many people I have worked with. Many feel better knowing they don’t have to be perfect.  It has been fulfilling to help people increase their self-belief and confidence.

I spent many years working with young parents, helping them to understand healthy relationships and have fulfilling attachments with their baby/ children.  I have used my knowledge of child development and psychology along the way.

My work with Relate over a number of years has been both face to face and online. I have worked with couples seeking help for relational problems such as: Wider family conflict; intimacy issues; infidelity or affairs; the loss of romance or excitement; mental and physical ill health affecting the relationship – to name but a few.

I also have counselling work experience with couples where one partner has recently been released from prison, successfully helping them to re-establish their relationship with their partner and children.

I strongly believe that listening is the key to understanding and I feel my varied work expertise brings a rounded understanding of people of all ages, all walks of life and in all sorts of situations.

Online relationship therapy

I will give you respect understanding, empathy and support. Whether you come as a couple or an individual. I will bring a warm, relaxed approach which will put you at ease and I aim to give you a feeling of being in control during our work together.

Sometimes we lose the skill of listening and understanding to what our partner is saying. I will give you space to explore your thoughts and feelings and think about how this affects your relationship.  You will need a space where there is equal time to think and speak.

My approach to your individual situation will be neutral and without judgement.  Along the way, I may challenge you if appropriate, or offer the odd suggestion. I won’t attempt to ‘fix ‘your relationship or tell you want you should or shouldn’t be thinking or feeling. Instead, I will sit with you while you are trying to make sense of your experience.

I hope that you will end your counselling with me feeling you have more control and understanding of your relationship.

Ethical standards

I subscribe and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework and undertake regular professional development and clinical supervision. I also have up to date professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Trish for online relationship therapy then please contact her via Online Couples Counselling  today. Request an appointment

Nariman Alaloosi

South East Practice

Relationship Therapy Online

 

My name is Nariman and I am a fully qualified ‘Integrative Psychosexual and Relationship therapist’ providing therapy to individuals and couples. I hold a certificate in ‘Counselling and Psychotherapy’ and a Diploma in ‘Psychosexual and Relationship therapy’. My training is accredited by Middlesex University in London and I’m a registered member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists).

How relationship therapy online can help

I believe that everybody’s situation is unique. Whether you are in a couple or you are seeking therapy on your own. I will use the relevant tools and methods based on your individual needs. I will support you to overcome any issues and help you achieve the goals you have set. Whether that is to enrich your relationship or to find a way to separate as amicably as possible.

I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental and warm space. We will work together, for as long as you need. With the security of knowing that everything we discuss is treated with the genuine respect and in confidence.

My aim it to build rapport as quickly as possible, so hopefully you find it easier to open up and disclose the intimate aspects of your life. I understand that you are the expert of your life whilst I am the facilitator to hold and support you whilst you explore and navigate your way through your challenges.

How I work

My approach is ‘integrative’. This means I use different approaches, theories and tools that suit each person or couples needs. I use the ‘Person-Centered Approach’ when I feel you need to lead the way, which provides you with empathetic, non-judgmental space with unconditional positive regard.

The use of ‘Attachment Theory’ is beneficial in helping to build a stronger bond between partners, by looking back at the impact of childhood on current relationships. I may incorporate ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT) which helps individuals develop alternative ways of thinking and behaving that might be causing psychological distress. CBT helps to change negative thoughts or beliefs into more positive/rational ones.

Through the use of different communication tools and techniques I will help your find a way to communicate more effectively. Whilst ensuring you both feel heard and understood correctly.  I may also use some psychosexual exercises and methods, to support my work, for any areas of sexual dysfunction a couple might be experiencing.

My experience

I have experience working with a wide range of issues. Including (but not limited to) infidelity, communication issues and sexual anxiety. Such as: low sexual desire, arousal difficulties, orgasmic issues, erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation.

My work has also involved dealing with problems such as vaginal pain, domestic violence, pregnancy and infertility, cultural diversity and its impact on the couple. Also, anxiety, anger and depression and the impact this can have on a relationship.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within COSRT code of ethics and ethical framework. Additionally, I undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Nariman for relationship therapy online. Please contact her via Online Couples Counselling today. Click – Request an appointment

 

 

Jo Walmsley

South East Practice

Marriage Counselling Online

 

My name is Jo and I’m a fully qualified therapist and couple counsellor accredited by the NCS (National Counselling Society) at Online Couples Counselling.

I am a professionally trained ‘Integrative Counsellor’ which means I take combined approach to therapy. This means I bring together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat everyone in all situations.

I have vast experience in couple counselling as well as being a clinical supervisor. I will provide support to rebuild, repair and re-bond you relationship. Or sometimes if required, I will help facilitate the end of a relationship as amicably as possible.

My background/experience

I’ve experienced a variety of issues during my time as a therapist, achieved through private practice, agency work along with five years working within the NHS IAPT (improved access to psychological therapies)

My extensive knowledge and understanding has highlighted the importance of effective communication within relationships. Alongside understanding the impact problems such as sexual desire or dysfunction, long term health conditions, domestic abuse, anxiety, depression or anger can have on relationships. I have seen and heard most things, so I’m not easily shocked or embarrassed, so there is nothing taboo..If you need to talk about it then I’m here to listen.

How I can help

At the core of any successful therapy is the relationship between counsellor and the individual. Therefore, I strive to build a trusting and empathic relationship with you.

At Online Couples Counselling I provide a safe, confidential space to talk through your issues together. Helping you to understand how you’re past events and experiences may be responsible for your current beliefs and behaviour.

We may not always be aware; but sometimes our beliefs become unhealthy or may even be incorrect, which can lead to unhealthy behaviours filtering into the relationship. We are all influenced by our early years and the people around us. Therefore, it can be helpful to understand our partner’s history as well as understanding our own.

By helping you to understand yourselves, alongside finding more healthy ways of communicating, you will be equipped with the tools to make the most of your future and find happiness once again in your relationship.

I will tailor my work to suit your individual situation. I am a trained life coach so may use these skills alongside the therapy to help you manage life, maximise your potential and achieve your goals.

About me

If you are considering sharing your thoughts and emotions with me, it feels right to share a little of myself with you.  I’m just a pretty “normal” kind of person with a sarcastic sense of humour and a few battle wounds of my own.

I also struggle with my own issues some days but I get through them with a smile and a few expletives! #counsellorwhoswears. I love to laugh and always try to find a positive in every situation. However, it hasn’t always been this way. I have also had difficult times in my life when I thought I would never laugh again but I came through them. My own experiences give me the passion to help you through your difficult times.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the BACP and NCS code of ethics and ethical framework. Additionally, I undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Jo for marriage counselling online. Please contact her via Online Couples Counselling today. Link – Request to see Jo

 

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