Services offered:

  1. Individual Counselling
  2. Couples and relationship counselling
  3. Dating and Relationships support
  4. Pre Marriage Counselling
  5. Long term marriage and relationship support
  6. Workplace mediation

Individual Counselling

Individual counselling is a form of talking therapy between a counselling professional and a client, which seeks to support individuals facing difficulties or challenges in their lives. It allows you to talk through your problems in a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment. Counselling can help you become more self-aware, encourages self-exploration, can help with identifying boundaries and can help to develop healthy coping skills.

Couples and Relationship Counselling

Relationship or Couples counselling is a form of talking therapy, which can help to improve communication between you and your partner/spouse. The sessions are conducted in a safe environment with a counsellor who provides non-judgemental support and helps you to explore problems within the relationship.

In couples counselling I aim to help understand and reflect on your patterns of behaviours, learn how to resolve conflict in a healthy manner and understand the value of respect in a relationship.

If your relationship is affected by infidelity or an affair, it can feel like your world has been turned upside down and the prospect of normality seems so far removed from what you are going through. Non-judgemental support is available if you would like guidance with how to help your spouse or partner heal from your affair and assist in coming to terms with the situation.

Dating and relationships

It can be challenging to identify possible problems in the early stages of a relationship, also known as the honeymoon phase. Sometimes looking back and being honest with yourself, you realise the signs were there, but you ignored the red flags and now feel a bit stuck.

Conversely, things may have been great in the beginning. You had the almost perfect partner and over time so much has changed and you now feel unhappy, unfulfilled or just feel like something is missing in the relationship and don’t feel like yourself.

If you need guidance and support in navigating what direction to take, I am here to provide non-judgemental, empathic support on your journey to a better relationship.

Pre marriage counselling

Pre marriage counselling provides a platform to discuss your future together as a couple, looking at some key elements in a marriage and communicate things that are important to you with the support of an independent counsellor. Pre-marital counselling can better equip you on your journey to a satisfying and fulfilling relationship.

Pre-Marriage counselling sessions look at:

  • Heathy relationships
  • Expectations
  • Finances
  • Careers
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Equality and Respect in a relationship

You will receive tips for resolving conflict, gain an understanding of common relationship problems and become familiar with challenges faced by many relationships in a digital world.

There is no perfect marriage, but our hope is that you go into marriage as prepared as you can be to achieve maximum success.

Long term marriage and relationship support

As individuals we are in constant process of growth are continually changing. This means we go through a number of emotions many of these will impact on our relationship. Our needs can change along the way and that can lead to simply coasting along in the marriage or relationship.

You may not always be able to pinpoint a specific issue in your relationship, but you can ultimately be left feeling unsupported, unfulfilled and trapped.  As part of relationship counselling, I help with understanding the stages often experienced in the relationship cycle to can  support and guide with your relationship issues.

Couples facing problems often find it difficult and daunting to communicate with each other. Relationship counselling can help to understand and explore the underlying reasons behind this.

Workplace mediation

Mediation is a confidential and voluntary way of resolving workplace disputes between individuals. It involves an independent, impartial person helping two more people reach a resolution to a workplace dispute that is acceptable and agreed by all

Mediators are totally unbiased and do not make judgments, decisions or determine outcomes. My role as a mediator is to ask questions that help to uncover underlying problems, assist the parties to understand the issues and help them to clarify the options for resolving their difference or dispute.

The overriding aim of workplace mediation is to restore and maintain the employment relationship wherever possible. This means the focus is on working together to go forward, not determining who was right or wrong in the past.

As with any relationship, conflict can happen in employment relationship too and can end up causing poor attendance, stress, low morale and affect productivity. If left unresolved it can escalate leading to conflict or costly employment tribunals and it may be necessary to use a more structured more approach to deal with it

I have many years of experience dealing with workplace conflict/relationship difficulties between colleagues, peers and managers. As a qualified mediator, I carry out workplace mediation at your request.   Call or email to find out more about the mediation process.

A summary of the 5 stage process, starting with a referral from the employer is shown here.

Agreements reached by AsPire relationships facilitated mediation are not intended to be legally binding or otherwise enforceable and are binding in honour only.