Available Appointments for LGBT Couple CounsellingWeekly appointments available for Lesbian & Gay Couples Seeking Relationship Counselling. You could begin counselling by next week...
Couple Counselling Appointments.
Generally I'm available Monday and Thursdays: 5pm to 9pm , Wednesdays: afternoons . Each couple chooses their preferred appointment time (which stays with the couple, weekly, until the end of our work).
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(NB appointment times highlighted in red tend to be the first to be taken up).
Skype & Zoom Video Counselling:Covid-19 Local or National Lockdowns, Self-Isolating & Shielding (October 2020): the balance of risks and rewards continue to argue against reopening my practice's Face-to-Face service. Skype & Zoom services remain uneffected (click for tele-counselling details…).
Appointments are weekly: same time, same day, same location, same counsellor.
We work either for an agreed number of sessions or for as long as we both think it's helpful.
Once you've chosen a day and time, this session becomes yours for as long as you need. No one else will be offered your appointment time.
You pay for sessions weekly (cash, cheque, credit card, debit card).
To end counselling: it is helpful if you bring up thoughts about ending, rather than attending a session saying "I'm ending today". This is because sometimes the desire to end can be a mask for something else: being afraid, unable to be angry, acting out abandonment etc.
Once we've agreed an ending date, counselling sessions stop when we're there.
About LGBT Couple Counsellor Dean Richardson.
You could choose any counsellor.
But… when you consider that this is probably the most personal and the vulnerable you're going to be with your partner, you'd likely want to choose someone you could trust with your relationship.
- Someone who was sensitive and effective with you and your partner's sexuality and ways of relating.
- Someone who demonstrates adept professional skills with lesbian female, gay male, and mixed sexuality couple relationships, who speaks plain English (and who can swear like a virtuoso, along with you both as much as you might need - or not at all), and works co-operatively with the couple's relationship (he doesn't sit in silence, or just goes: "Hmm" for 50 minutes).
- Someone who is an accredited member The National Counselling Society (Accreditation being a process that validates a counsellor's substantial experience and attention to an ethical practice) and who is a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union of Great Britain.
Plus, Dean is has postgraduate qualifications Couple Counselling (not all counsellors have such specific qualifications… I know, right?!) and focuses on LGBT relationship counselling as a speciality.
Yeah, you'd choose a local gay couple counsellor.
Simple choice, really 😉
Private Relationship Counselling especially for Lesbian, Gay & Mixed-Sexuality Couples - serving locations in and around central Havant, Petersfield to Waterlooville, Cosham to Portsmouth & Southsea, Southampton to Chichester, Fareham to Gosport, Hayling Island, Emsworth, Westbourne, Rowland's Castle, local residents anywhere in between and regularly further afield!
Got a Question? Don't Hold Back…
If you have a question about gay & lesbian couple relationship counselling in Havant and Waterlooville, or want to ask about making your first appointment, feel free to drop me a line any time…