Relationships aren't always easy - but they can be improved
If you watch the TV or films, relationships are either wonderfully romantic or filled with turmoil. The reality is likely to be somewhere in between.
As couples, we face situations which really highlight how different we are as individuals. These moments can be lifechanging and make or break a relationship if we let them.
Relationship counselling will allow you to think about what each of you want from the relationship. It can give you the time and space to explore your own feelings in an safe and friendly environment. The counsellor will guide you through a process to help you achieve the outcome that is right for you both.
Counselling with NECS costs £45 per session for individuals and £50/session for couples
If you would like to access counselling but can't afford to pay, we sometimes have funding to enable us to offer it free of charge. Give us a call on 0191 4661314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we can help you.
Who is couples counselling for?
Counselling is for couples who feel that they don't know where to turn next. It's best to seek support through counselling when you feel the niggles start in a relationship, rather than leave it until you are arguing all of the time.
Couples counselling can get you really thinking about who you are and understand your partner. We learn how to be in a relationship from the example of our families.
Counselling can help you to identify what might be going wrong.
How does couples counselling work at NECS?
- You contact us to book your first appointment, which we’ll aim to schedule in within a week
- Be sure to fill in contact details for each person attending - including a separate email and telephone for each person
- During your first appointment, we’ll get to know you and understand the issues you’re going through.
- You'll then each have an individual session with the counsellor so they understand what is going wrong and find a way forward
- Ongoing sessions as a couple will take place following these individual sessions if appropriate
We know that the way you feel about your counsellor is one of the most important parts of counselling. We've got counsellors of all ages, genders and backgrounds so we are bound to have someone you will work well with.
Are there things that I can do to help myself?
NECS has some free resources which can help you in between sessions, or if you don't want to come for counselling and you just need some ideas of things that can help.