Same sex couples

If you are worried about your relationship then we are here to offer a warm, friendly and safe environment to talk about what ever concerns you.

Are you worried about how you or your partner are feeling in your relationship? Maybe there are feelings of unhappiness, anxiety, insecurity, fear, loneliness or anger (to name just a few)? Maybe you have concerns about how your relationship is going? Your communications, sex life, financial situation, plans for the future, or navigating issues right now? Ill health - both physical and emotional, monogamy or open relationship, drug use, losses, family concerns, parenting, work stress, external relationships, spirituality can all be the source of difficulties and conflict. Maybe you are finding that things do not feel balanced and that some issues just do not feel resolvable? Maybe you have tried to talk but just keep getting stuck in the same painful place?

Of course you maybe struggling for very similar reasons as people in heterosexual relationships but we understand there are some very real differences too. Discrimination, lack of family or societal support, misunderstandings about sex to name a few and then of course when problems occur it is not easy to find help and information.

Counselling can be a positive experience at any stage of a relationship, as relationships pass through various stages new challenges and possibilities arise where counselling can facilitate growth, change and alleviate conflict. Very often, it is helpful when one or both of you are feeling misunderstood or isolated, or when you identify negative and destructive patterns.

All of our team work with gender and sexuality diverse relationships.

If you are interested in how it might be to meet with Nicholas please read this article where a journalist from Means Happy comes for a trial session.


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Better Together - A New Book on Relationships

Better Together by Nicholas Rose - Book Review

In ‘Better Together’, Psychotherapist Nicholas Rose gives his unique take on why we choose the people we do, what makes us happy together, what can go wrong and what we can do about it.

Better Together encourages readers to take a step back and to think about their relationship through a lens he calls ‘togethering’ which shines a light on how disturbance and struggles occur and the shifts in perception that can bring healing and harmony.

The primary focus of the book, as with therapy, is to offer a way of understanding what is not yet understood, this the author claims, is the most important tool for ensuring partners are in relationships where they can say they are Better Together.

Common Questions:

How can we be sure you are the right therapist?

Feeling comfortable with your therapist is crucial so we always recommend an initial session and we can decide whether it feels right for us to work together.

How do you work?

After the initial session we generally work in blocks of sessions. We review progress and decide on whether to have a further set of sessions.

Nicholas also offers an intensive sessions option where a set of five sessions can be offered in a single day. This is particularly helpful at times of crisis or when partners have busy schedules.

Will you be able to help us?

In my experience you are most likely to find counselling helpful if you both agree that you want to try counselling.

Will you be able to save our relationship?

In our experience we can help best if you both agree that:

* overall your relationship is worth trying to save

* you have energy to put into trying

Does counselling make people split up?

We think a better question is whether you believe that putting off confronting your concerns will be beneficial in the longer term? In our experience though attitudes towards counselling are such that often it is considered as a last resort and couples can leave it too late before they start.

We are in crisis and need a lot of help straight away, can you help?

If your relationship is in crisis you might prefer my high intensive method where a set of sessions are delivered in a single day. This option can sometimes be made available at weekends. 

We have very busy schedules and it can be hard to find time together so traditional weekly session therapy is difficult - what do you suggest?

If you have limited time available, travel extensively, have many commitments etc then I can offer set of sessions in a single day. This option can sometimes be made available at weekends.  

We have already decided to split up, can you help us navigate this in the best possible way?

Yes people do come to counselling to be helped to end their relationships and we hold no agenda other than to work with you to gain the outcome that you hope to achieve.

Is it normal to feel nervous about coming to counselling?

Yes, very much so. We know just how hard it is to starting talking about things that are painful and we will work with you to ensure you feel comfortable and at ease. 

Can we talk about anything?

Absolutely, to know you are free to speak about anything is crucial. Our sessions are confidential and I do not take notes. 

Are you gay?

Many people ask and this is an important question so we are happy to answer this but would like to do so when we meet because our knowing why this matters to you might be important in our work together.

Are you in a relationship?

Again, many people ask and this is an important question so we are happy to answer this but would like to do so when we meet because my knowing why this matters to you might be important in our work together.

What is your background, training and experience?

Please visit the profile pages of the therapists to read more about them.

How do we pay for sessions?

We can take card payments at each session or if you prefer then cash.

What happens if we need to cancel a session?

We regret that we do have to charge for sessions that are cancelled. 

Do we have to come to your office in Chiswick?

Sometimes the busy diaries of our clients mean that sometimes skype, telephone, email or facetime sessions can be helpful. If you want us to travel to you then this is something Nicholas can offer, we can discuss this and give you a quote that will include travel expenses.

Further Same Sex Couples Assistance

If you require further assistance regarding our Same Sex Couples Services either Contact Nicholas Rose & Associates using the Enquiry form here below or please telephone 020 8996 9551


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