Nicola Foster Relationship Therapy - Bath (Somerset). London & Online

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Restoring troubled relationships

Are you having the same disagreements over and over again?

Do you fear you have grown apart?

Is sex an issue in your relationship?

Professional, independent support can help you repair, heal and restore your bond.


Do any of these sound familiar?

  • Fear of intimacy
  • Mismatch in desire for sex
  • Avoiding confrontation of any kind
  • Seeking affection or soothing outside of the realtionship
  • Spiralling arguments
  • Eroding trust


  • These are just some of the many reasons couples come to couples counselling. Since the COVID-19 pandemic I am offering couples therapy online. It takes courage to acknowledge problems and seek support. If you're reading this - congratulations, you've taken the first step.

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    How couples counselling can help

    As your counsellor, I will help you both to understand the unique dynamics in your relationship.

    I'll ask you both to share your wants and needs as individuals, and to hear each others' requests.

    I will support you to make new agreements about the areas where your needs are different.


    “Do you want to be right, or do you want to be in relationship?” Because you can’t always have both. You can’t cuddle up and relax with “being right” after a long day.”

    Harville Hendrix


    What we will look at

  • PATTERNS - discover your individual patterns and the dance that happens between you as a couple
  • RESOURCES - find out what's working well in your relationship and how can you build on your strengths and resources
  • COMMUNICATION - learn how to communicate with each other more clearly and listen more effectively
  • TRUST - recognise and heal past betrayals and hurts, and find ways to rebuild trust
  • INTIMACY - build more intimacy and have better sex
  • SAFETY - take greater care of each other and create spaces where you can relax and enjoy your relationship


  • What happens in a session

    We'll collaborate to look at the relationship dynamics and underlying issues, to help you both come to a new understanding of the patterns that keep you stuck.

    Then we work together to address relationship challenges through effort and good humour. Session by session, we look at strategies to improve communication and understanding, to learn conflict resolution skills, and to deepen intimacy.

    It's really important to me to be kind and genuine, and to create a safe space for everyone.

    My aim is to provide you with positive, actionable strategies that give your relationship the best chance to not only survive, but thrive.


    My approach

    For couples work I offer medium term (12 + weeks) supportive/explorative counselling. I draw on a wide range of theory including psychoanalytic and attachment based therapies. I use the work of Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy 'EFT' and also Harville and Helen Hendrix’s Imago dialogue. I also employ the Voice Dialogue technique, based on the work of Hal and Sidra Stone.

    I also offer a 3 hour-intimacy-intensive on Zoom (with a break) for couples who can't commit to ongoing therapy and are looking for an initial boost of support, ideas and inspiration around the them of intimacy and sexuality. I will help you to understand your unique intimacy relationship dynamic and how your patterns are playing out in the relationship. I will provide a follow up resource pack suggesting tailored exercises and strategies to help you both recommit to intimacy. Investment £300. To book an intimacy intensive visit: https://www.wanting-more.com/coaching

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    READY TO TAKE ACTION?

    Send an e-mail with your e-mail address and a sentence about what you are looking for and I will be back in touch.


    Or call 07813125587 to arrange a free 15-minute no-obligation phone session.

    Leave a message and I'll call back promptly to discuss your individual situation.

    I'm also happy to schedule a 15 minute online Skype/Zoom call to answer your questions, so that you can see me and establish whether I'm the sort of therapist you're looking for.

    FEES

    £85 Couples - Online

    I also offer online therapy and coaching and for this I use a tool called Zoom.
    I only offer couples counselling online after an initial online consultation and assessment for suitability.

    All in-person sessions are 50 minutes and usually take place the same time each week.
    90 minute online sessions are also available.
    You can pay by bank transfer 24 hours in advance of the session. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are charged at full fee.



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