Online Couple Counselling
My name is Phil Yules and I am a fully qualified ‘Relate’ trained, relationship counsellor for ‘Online Couples Counselling’. I hold a CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) ‘Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling’. I am also a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
My experience in my specialist area spans over 15 years across third sector organisations and more recently with ‘Relate’ and the NHS. I am experienced in working with mixed-sex and same-sex couples.
My approach to couple counselling
I understand that difficulties can beset relationships, whether these are partner or family relationships. Couples often lose sight of each other within the complexities of modern living. I will help you to identify where your relationship currently is and how you got there. If you would like to change the course of your future relationship, I will help you to look at how you can reframe this.
It is common for problems in a relationship to simmer or to be ignored leading to misunderstandings. This is often because we start assuming that we know what a partner is thinking, or they said something ‘in that way’. I will encourage you both to recognise what each other’s perspectives actually are and work towards eliminating misunderstandings through you being open and honest.
The environment I create will be of mutual respect and understanding. I will not side with either one of you but instead, endeavour to provide the space where you both feel listened to and understood, initially by me but ultimately by each other. I will remain supportive and non-judgemental at all times. Our work, will of course, be confidential.
I will help you both to think about what is happening or happens for you individually, alongside asking you to consider what happens between you. There is no quick-fix manual for relationship therapy. That’s because we are all different and every individual is unique and therefore every couple relationship is unique. It is important to think about and respond to what is happening for you, which means communication can improve between you.
We have our cars and boilers serviced regularly to ensure their smooth running and to try to prevent breakdowns. However, we often neglect our relationship until problems become significant and entrenched. In a Relationship MOT we endeavour to explore your current situation. It is a relationship health check that offers an overview of your relationship at the moment. This will help you understand some of the issues you, or you and your partner may be facing.
I work within the BACP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. This means, I undertake regular clinical supervision and regular, professional development. My professional indemnity insurance is always up to date.
If you would like to make an appointment to see Phil please contact him via Online Couples Counselling today –Request an appointment