Online Couple Counselling
Hello, my name is Janine Knight and I am an experienced ‘Relate’ qualified counsellor specialising in online couple counselling for couples and individuals. I am registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and experienced in working with a diverse range of relationship issues.
If you are in a relationship where you are struggling to resolve conflict or reach compromises it can lead to you supressing your feelings of unhappiness. Relationship counselling can help by bringing the issues out into the open so you can move forward more positively, in whichever way you choose.
My approach to couple counselling is caring and empathetic. I will create a trusting, therapeutic relationship to enable you to gain new understanding as to not working from both perspectives. My role is help you actively listen to each other so you are able to communicate more effectively.
My previous career was as a registered Midwife within the NHS. The pschological as drew me to re-train as a therapist. Through talking to and understanding people’s experiences, I found I was able to provide support following trauma. My midwifery experience gave me many useful skills that I bring to my counselling role. I am a calm and positive person and I find it easy to relate to people.
Why choose me as your therapist
Relationship therapy is my specialist area and I am passionate about the job I do! I understand it can be difficult to take that first step into couple counselling. Because opening up to a stranger about the personal details in your life might feel a little daunting. However, couples tell me that I quickly put them at ease which allows them to relax and engage in the therapy.
My communication style is friendly, relatable and down to earth and I have experience with every type of relationship, including different sexualities, ages, genders and cultural backgrounds.
Online Couple Counselling
I will provide you with a safe, confidential space where you will be able to share your thoughts and feelings in a structured and meaningful way. At the first session, I will ask what you both hope to achieve from therapy. You may require help to understand each other more and make the relationship work better. Or perhaps have decided to separate and need help to do so more amicably. You may not know for sure what you want or you might be in very different places. That’s okay, I will help you find clarity.
How I work
Relationships require effort to remain healthy and couples don’t necessarily know how to do that work, particularly when problems arise. Couple counselling helps you gain new emotional tools to navigate the next chapter in your lives more positively.
Together we will explore how individual patterns of behaviour might be negatively impacting your relationship. This is because people are often unaware of how their reactions affect their partner. Couples often report having the same arguments over and over again without understanding their own role in this dynamic.
By identifying unhelpful behaviour ssuch as criticism, blame or shutting down, couples gain more insight into each other’s responses and where they come from. People seek relationship counselling for a variety of reasons. However, poor communication tends to be the most common.
I am experienced in working with with the lesbian, gay and transexual community. I work by the exploring problems within the relationship as well as how any individual conerns might be impacting the relationship.
My Professional Qualifications
Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling (CPCAB with Relate)
Level 4 Diploma in Relationship Counselling (CPCAB with Relate)
Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Centre, Tunbridge Wells)
Mediation Skills Certificates (voluntary work at Maidstone Mediation Centre)
Diploma of Higher Education in Midwifery Practice (Kings College University of London)
BSc (hons) Sociology
I work within the professional ethical boundaries of my registering body, the BACP. My membership number is 00927492. I have regular supervision (group and individual) and I am committed to continuous professional development. I am also fully insured with an enhanced DBS certificate.
If you would like to make an appointment for online couple counselling then please contact her via Online Couples Counselling.com today. Booking Request