MHL Couples Counselling & Relationship Counselling in Bromley

Michelle (MHL) has specialised in Couple and Relationship Counselling for over 20 years.

In conducting her counselling services, MHL invites individuals or couples to talk openly about their relationship, intimacy, communication issues and their families in a supportive, safe and confidential environment.

In practice, clients will participate in tasks that involve acquiring new skills and knowledge, relevant to their own relationship concerns. Empathy is an essential quality in resolving any form of conflict. By seeing the world through their partner’s eyes and making the connection between each other’s thoughts & feelings, they can potentially act in ways, that let each other know that, they are understood, that they are heard, and most importantly, that they matter.

What is Couples Counselling / Marriage counselling?

MHL provides Couples Counselling for partners over 18yrs of age, regardless of culture, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.

The normal intention of Couples Counselling is to assist partners who have been or are experiencing struggles and challenges in their relationship and get back them on track. However it may also assist in the amicable dismantling of a relationship for couples that are facing the daunting prospect & difficulties involved with separation or divorce.

What is Relationship Counselling?

Relationship counselling works on the basis of recognising the connections between the wider social context, such as family issues, work relationships, community, culture and how they impact on us and our significant others.

How Can Counselling Help Couples and Relationships?

  • Relationship issues.
  • Resolving conflicts.
  • Couples hoping to repair a relationship before it is too late.
  • Sexual problems / Intimacy issues.
  • Couples looking to end a relationship in a healthy way.
  • Couples who are about to make a long term commitment such as marriage or having a child and want to improve their relationship before moving forward.
  • Affairs
  • Arguing and conflict
  • Communication
  • Cultural issues
  • Emotional needs
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy
  • Pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • mourning
  • Neglect
  • Religious beliefs
  • Separation
  • Sexual Relationship
  • Sexuality
  • Social Pressure
  • Trust

Our Approach To Couples Counselling

A general approach to Couples Counselling will consist of the following:

Within the Initial Consultation, information about the structure and duration of Couples Counselling is given; this would be comprised of a block of four sequential meetings as follows:

  • Session 1: Joint Session – Assessment Interview (duration 50 mins).
  • Session 2: Partner 1 – History Taking (duration 50 mins).
  • Session 3: Partner 2 – History Taking (duration 50 mins).
  • Session 4: Joint Session – Round Table (duration 50 mins).

In session one the objective is to:

  1. Set the scene.
  2. Gather information.
  3. Give Information.
  4. Plan for the future.

In sessions two to three history taking from individual partners is taken to assess suitability for treatment based upon antecedents.

In session four the clients are informed of whether they are suitable candidates for Couples Counselling. If so a contract of ongoing treatment is agreed.

getting started with therapy and counselling

It can appear daunting when first considering whether or not to take that initial step and looking into the benefits that counselling could well provide. Rest assured, there is nothing to be worried about.

MHL Counselling, offers a supportive and considerate approach to each and every client. Firstly you will need to book an initial consultation, which will last about 50 minutes. This gives us a starting point to work out which avenue of therapy is best suited to you and the concerns that you have. After this MHL, will arrange for a convenient time for your first therapy session, where upon the process of gaining insight and resolving your problems can begin and continue on a weekly basis.

MHL Counselling provides professional counselling and therapy to anyone over the age of 18. We work on a completely confidential basis and you can find the details of our confidentiality agreement here.

Our 3 main areas are Individual Counselling, Couples Counselling and Psychosexual Therapy.

If you would like to book an initial consultation then please either contact us through the form on the right hand side or go to our contact section to find more details.

MHL is a member of the following:

accredited member of UKCP

As a registered member of the UKCP, Michelle abides by the UKCP codes of ethical practice

accredited member of bacp

As a Snr Accredited member of the BACP Michelle abides by the “BACP Code of Ethics & Practice” Registered Member 016201 MBACP (Snr Accred)

accredited member of cosrt

As an Accredited member of COSRT Michelle abides by COSRT codes of ethical practice.
Accreditation No: 2529
Supervisor Accreditation No: 646

advanced accredited member of pink therapy
As an Advanced Accredited Gender, Sex, & Relationship Diversities Therapist of Pink Therapy Michelle abides by Pink Therapy codes of ethical practice.
online and telephone counselling certified

Online & Telephone counselling Certified Counsellor Badge

clinical supervision face to face and online counselling certified

Clinical Supervision certified for face to face and online counselling badge