David J Sutherland

Couples counselling

Couples or Relationship counselling offer two people who are or have been in a intimate relationship an opportunity to look at some of the issues that they are facing and consider other ways forward.

The conflict, discomfort or the ‘stuckness’ that you may be facing in your relationship is what is explored, in a space that is respectful, challenging and supporting. I work with a range of couples; married, civil partnerships or adults living in close relationships (gay, heterosexual or bi). When a relationship that’s based on intimacy and trust stops working, this can lead to a great deal of discomfort, unhappiness and the need to find a way forward.

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

Mary Oliver

In working with you as a couple, we look to identify patterns of behaviour, explore supporting and respectful tools to improve communication, and encourage an honest and open way of being with each other.

Sessions are for 75 minutes and ideally weekly, but this can be negotiated.