Welcome to New Beginnings Therapy

Senior Accredited Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist

Specialist in Relationship Counselling and Psychosexual Therapy

Ashby de la Zouch and online

Relationship Counselling

I offer help with all stages of relationships – from not being able to find or maintain one, through to having difficulties with the one you’ve got and endings such as divorce, separation or bereavement. And, of course, relationships aren’t just with our romantic partner; relationships are all around us, eg with our parents, boss, siblings and friends.

Relationships take work at the best of times, but when communication breaks down it can be frustrating and cause needless anxiety. You may feel unsupported or that your partner takes you for granted, have circular arguments or the trust may have gone from your relationship, possibly due to an affair.

Sometimes we can feel that it’s impossible to move forward. It's important to address any feelings of anger or violent outbursts, as well as any symptoms of depression or anxiety that you may be experiencing. Repeated health problems can also be a sign that something isn't quite right. Low self-esteem or a lack of confidence stemming from a past relationship can make it hard to move on and break negative patterns. But know that you're not alone in this and there is support available to help you through it.

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It is inevitable that life will throw many challenges our way. Coping with bereavement or divorce and separation can be especially difficult. Feelings of anxiety and stress, along with a poor self-image, can also make it hard to navigate through everyday life. Low self-esteem or confidence can leave us feeling inadequate and alone. It can sometimes be difficult to put into words, but you may feel generally unhappy, lost or discontented with life.

It’s important to address any feelings of loneliness or isolation and seek help when needed. You may find you are facing problems at work, which can also impact on your mental and emotional well-being. Ill health can also take a toll on us, both physically and mentally. Remember, it’s okay to reach out for help and support during tough times. You don’t have to go through it alone.

What can you expect from counselling?

I will provide you with a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential environment in which to explore your problems. Counselling can help you to identify your own personal resources, capabilities and resilience, which are sometimes lost or buried in times of confusion and anxiety. It may enable you to see your circumstances afresh and with clarity so that you can make the necessary changes that will help you at this particular stage of your life.

I will not make decisions for you or impose opinions, but will respect your individual needs. As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a range of approaches when we work together. This means that I will tailor our sessions to your individual needs to achieve your specific goals.

This great YouTube video from The School of Life gives a simple explanation of couples therapy.

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What are the benefits?

Throughout counselling, you will be invited to look at yourself from a different perspective. The aim is not only to help you cope with a current issue or problem, but to do so in a way that produces learning for the future. This will help you feel more empowered to take charge of your life and improve your overall wellbeing.

"Coming from a bad place in our relationship sexually and spiritually, being bogged down by the day-to-day, we have been able to move past all that and get back in touch as a couple. We would highly recommend it to couples struggling to have a safe space to communicate and build their relationship before throwing in the towel and ruining a decent family."

© Julie Maxwell

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