Feeling stuck

Couples often come into counselling feeling frustrated and stuck. They feel trapped and confused at certain painful and negative patterns in the relationship. They know it seems counter-intuitive not to just change the reactions which are causing such distress, but it...

Pre-marital Counselling

Coupleworks’ counsellors have found that couples, planning a wedding and making a commitment to share their lives together, can really benefit from a time to reflect on their hopes and expectations. It is wonderful to relish the feeling of being known and understood,...

Lighten the Darkness

In the London Borough of Hackney where I live, the twinkling fairy lights decorating the trees and street lamps are switched on at the end of October, just as the evenings get darker and winter sets in. They mark the start of the winter festivals of light that are...

Benefits for Couples who Exercise Together

More and more people are making time to exercise on a regular basis and spend hours committing themselves to going to yoga, spinning, Pilates, the gym or a run in the park. It makes us fitter, healthier and look better. We do it for ourselves and for our partners....

Taking the next step..preparing to move in together

In her novel, ‘You Should Have Known’, Jean Hanff Korelitz explores the idea that we deny problems in a relationship in order to maintain the belief of a great partnership. We ignore niggling anxieties because we feel so in love. Not allowing the doubts to surface we...