Couples Counselling

When we’ve been in a relationship or marriage for a long time, it can be easy to ‘neglect’ each other, whether it be through work commitments, or just feel that you don’t have that spark any more. That leads to us not listening to the other person, or not communicating our needs clearly.

Most people have the conception that you only need counselling when things get unbearable, or you’ve separated and thinking of divorce. We can’t promise to fix your relationship, but we can try and help you solve a specific problem and move forward with more confidence and less anxiety. Even if things don’t change, counselling may help you see things in a different way or make the decision that’s right for you to move forward. Just talking to someone who isn’t involved in the relationship can help you see things a lot clearer.

Our Approach

Person-centred therapy is based on an individual’s unconscious thoughts and perceptions that have developed throughout their childhood, and how these affect their current behaviour and thoughts.

Couples therapy offers the chance to speak to someone with no preconceived notions of who you are as a couple, with the expertise of skilled training behind them to guide you through your concerns.

As some couples may find it embarrassing to come to counselling and speak to a therapist face to face, we also offer this service via telephone or Skype. If it’s easier, you might decide to come to counselling with your partner or alone, or you might have a combination of solo and couple sessions.

Please note that Take A Step Counselling Service is not an emergency service.

Emergency Contacts:

If you are feeling distressed or suicidal, there are services available to help you immediately. If you feel at risk of harm to yourself, or if you are concerned about someone else, please go to your nearest hospital or call the emergency services on 999.

Other contacts:

General Practitioner: Request an emergency appointment. If you are not registered with a doctor in your area, you can attend your nearest NHS Walk-in Centre or contact the NHS Out of Hours Medical Service on 111, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Samaritans: Help for suicidal thoughts –

If you’re feeling like you want to die, it’s important to tell someone.

Help and support is available right now if you need it. You don’t have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.

Phone a helpline.

These FREE helplines are there to help when you’re feeling down or desperate. Call 116 123.

Take A Step is a member of HiCLG