Relationship, Marriage, Couple, Individuals & Psychosexual Counselling/Therapy.
Close to Banbury, Oxford, Witney, Bicester, Kidlington, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire.
My name is Maria Hutchison, I am a counsellor/therapist and I have been a relationship and couples counsellor in Chipping Norton for over twenty years. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I work with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. I also work with couples/or individuals that are going through a separation or divorce, this can be a very difficult time, I can help you with the transition.
Couples Counselling is not always a long-term commitment, for some people a course of brief or individual therapy is equally valuable.
All couples/relationships go through difficult times - it's how you handle those times that makes the difference between staying together and splitting up.
If you're experiencing any of the following in your marriage or relationship, now is the time to consider counselling:
- When you talk to your partner, it feels as though you're hitting a brick wall.
- Your conversations just go round and round in never ending circles.
- After you've talked, you feel frustrated and confused.
- You can't talk for more than a few minutes without it turning into a shouting match.
- You're afraid that if you bring up a certain subject, things will get even worse.
- There's nothing left to say.
Typical questions my couples ask me are:
- It is possible to save a marriage that has been emotionally and sexually dead for years?
- It is possible for the love to come back?
- Is it possible to stop the rows and the power struggles?
- Is it possible to recover from an affair?
- Is it possible to communicate to your partner and be understood?
The answer to all these questions is Yes.
The coronavirus outbreak has lead us to big changes in the way we live our everyday lives. Our relationships will be hugely important for getting us through self-isolation, social distancing and other concerns may also place them under added pressure.
I have put together some tips for looking after your relationships …….
*Big and difficult conversations may need to be put on hold while you deal with the current situation
*If you’ve been arguing with your partner over a particular issue, consider calling a truce during this period to make living under one roof more bearable.
*You may have elderly parents or other family members with health problems and you may have particular worries about these people. Try to understand if your partner needs to prioritise these people at the moment.
*Keep tabs on physical feelings. If things are getting too heated, it can be a good idea to take time out and come back once you’re both feeling calmer. Saying something you later regret because you were really worked up is only going to make the fight worse and can leave feelings seriously hurt.
*Use ‘I’ statements, not ‘you’ statements. This will mean your partner is less likely to feel like they’re being attacked, and you’ll be taking responsibility for your own emotions. For instance, instead of saying ‘you never listen to me’, trying saying: ‘I feel like I’m not being heard when I talk to you’.
*If you were having relationship problems already, understand that being together in the same house may bring these to the surface. You may want to consider relationship counselling via webcam to help you work through things.
Couple Counselling - Marriage and Relationship counselling -
-Individuals counselling - Psychosexual Therapy -Online and Telephone Counselling
Couple counselling In a quiet and confidential space in Chipping Norton close to Witney, Banbury, Oxford, Bicester, Kingham, The Wychwoods, Kidlington, Charlbury, Burford, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stow-on-the-Wold. Parking Available.
Ideally, you should come to couples/relationship counselling together. It's hard to build a team if only half the players are there. Often, if one person makes a decision to give counselling a try, the partner will decide to go to counselling too.
If your partner flatly refuses to join you, there are lots of things couples/relationship counselling can help you sort out on your own. There may be changes you can make alone that will have a positive impact on your relationship.
I am an experienced counsellor in helping couples and individuals who have encountered difficulties with :
I offer Long or Short Term Counselling and also Telephone Counselling
Please contact me if you are unsure how counselling works or if you have any questions. You can do so without obligation. Contact me by email or leave a message on my voicemail and I will return your call. I aim to return calls within 24 hours (unless on annual leave). I find that it is good to have a chat on the phone before you decide if counselling is for you, it also helps me to understand what your issues are and how best to help you.
My email is:- email@example.com just 'Click here to email' (right hand side of this page)... If you would like to leave a voicemail my number is 07527 902262.
As well as private sessions I offer Telephone counselling and remote/online Therapy for anyone who has difficulty travelling to see me in person. Online therapy can be just as effective as in-person treatment. ... Research shows that cognitive behavioral therapy, a type of talk therapy, is as good on the telephone or over Skype/FaceTime or Zoom as it is face-to-face. Telephone counselling and online therapy is confidential, non-judgemental and based on trust, I will help you to speak openly about what troubles you.
How does counselling work?
First and foremost, I will give you the chance to be heard, I will give you all the time you need to talk, sob, shout or just think. It's an opportunity to look at the problem in a different way with someone who'll respect and encourage your opinions and decisions.