Advanced search

Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you need help urgently, please see our domestic violence webguide and/or relationships webguide, which can point you to expert advice and support.

How do you find a good relationship counsellor

(8 Posts)
adelicatequestion Tue 06-Oct-09 15:31:02

Me and Dh have some unresolved issues relating to an affair he had several years ago.

I have been having individual therapy for something else and this has reared its head as a sticking point.

How do you find someone good?

What questions would you ask?

Any qualifications or strategies you would lokk for?


LaurieFairyCake Tue 06-Oct-09 15:33:10

try here for a qualified and accredited counsellor or try Relate (all qualified or in training)

adelicatequestion Tue 06-Oct-09 15:35:54

Thank you LFC

Would this include NLP trained therapists. I like the nlp approach.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 06-Oct-09 15:41:50

here for NLP professionals

You'll have to scroll through to see if there's a couples therapist.

Good luck smile

ladylush Tue 06-Oct-09 16:37:15

I googled relationship counsellors in my area and found a website listing details of several local counsellors. I phoned them up to get an idea of what they were like and the type of counselling they offered. I'm not keen on a psychodynamic approach so was looking for something along the lines of humanistic/rogerian counselling. Might have just been lucky but was very happy with the ones we chose. We opted for two counsellors (they were a couple I think)to see us jointly, then my h went for a couple of 1-1 sessions once I felt I'd gained what I needed from it.

hettie Tue 06-Oct-09 18:42:33

your nearest relate centre or UKCP or BPS websites (the find a theapist bit on both of these sites should allow you to search be couples specialisation)

hettie Tue 06-Oct-09 18:44:17

oh and ring three od four up to get a sense of them and go and meet two or three.... main thing is that you feel you can work with them

adelicatequestion Tue 06-Oct-09 19:37:59

Thanks for all the input.

I will shortlist a few and call them first. Then visit a couple to see what their approach is.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: