Couples & Relationship Counselling
Therapy for individuals and couples in the Clapham
and Lambeth area of South London
Welcome to my Practice
Relationship and Couples Counselling
Relationship counselling can help you to look more deeply into the original hopes and sometimes disappointments of your life, partnership or marriage.
From my experience, I know that by providing a safe therapeutic space that allows us to take time out to look at the issues together, these problems can be resolved resulting in positive changes.
My commitment to my work and support for my clients extends beyond counselling sessions. It includes a regular blog that discusses current issues that can stress relationships with some ideas for their resolution. My latest blog ‘The Japanese art of showing us the strength and beauty of healing and repair’ takes as its starting point the idea that the world breaks everyone and afterwards some are stronger at the broken places' This is a quote taken from Ernest Hemingway's Farewell to Arms. So what on earth am I talking about? It is often the case that we are looking for the 'perfect' relationship and, in pursuit of that, we set ourselves totally unrealistic expectations. If only he/she would do/be 'xyz' we would be happy. Clearly we all have different ideas as to what a perfect relationship might comprise but, breaking news (literally), there's no such thing... Phew, what a relief. Instead it is the ebb and flow of our perceived positive and negative experiences that build and shape our relationship. Please click here to read the full article.
Christina had an early education in art and believes that this creative training and experience enhances her ability as a counsellor to observe much of what can be easily missed or ignored in client relationships. It enables her to offer a different perspective to clients who may be stuck in a particular way of looking at issues in their relationship. She is very committed to her own continuing training and development and completed further training that builds on this way of working: helping us to understand ourselves better by recognising the negative conversations we have in our heads and their impact in our everyday lives. By becoming aware of these negative thoughts, we can see which buttons get pressed, and why we can react so acutely to certain behaviours in others. When we realise how much of this comes from early patterns in childhood and how it affects our decision making and our perspectives in relationships, we can begin to make positive change with the support of an experienced and well qualified counsellor.
If you would like to contact me to discuss problems in your relationship or marriage, please click here to send me an email or you can call me on 07910-235848