In my work with couples, it is the relationship that is seen as the client! The therapy is used by the couple to try and explore and tackle together the cause of their problems rather than trying to ‘fix’ the problems. It comes from the angle of ‘treating the disease rather than the symptoms.’
Issues that you may be dealing with in your relationship:
The initial consultation gives us an opportunity explore what you want from therapy and to talk about the issues that have led you both to seek couples therapy. It is also a chance for you to ask questions. It is a mutual assessment and to see if and how we can work together. You do not have to commit yourself to any further sessions. The fee for the initial consultation is £65. Fees for subsequent sessions are £65 per session. If we decide to continue with therapy then we will agree a mutually convenient time to meet once a week, or once every other week, depending on what is agreed at the consultation. Each session lasts 50 minutes.