About Me

My name is Emily, and I am a specialist relationship counsellor based in Portsmouth and Southsea.  Whereas many counsellors are generalists who undertake a broad range of counselling activities, I have always focussed exclusively on helping people to deal with relationship difficulties. 

 

I am an experienced and qualified Relate relationship therapist.  Having trained with, and worked for, Relate for a number of years, I am very aware of the numerous pressures and difficulties that relationships can bring.  Working with both couples and individuals, I offer a safe, confidential, empathetic and non-judgemental space to explore, and try to resolve, any issues which you and your partner may be facing.

With relationship issues being my specialism, the list of topics that I work with on a daily basis is extensive.  However common issues presented include:

  • Affairs

  • Commitment issues

  • Communication difficulty/breakdown

  • Rebuilding trust

  • Sexual difficulties

  • Loss of intimacy

  • Violence and abuse

  • Financial stresses

  • Conflict

  • Arguments

  • Not feeling listened to/heard

  • Needs and wants not being met

  • Unresolved tension

  • Negotiating parenting differences

  • Fair division of domestic jobs

  • Military deployment stresses

  • Difficulty in caring relationships

  • Stresses associated with chronic illness

  • Repetitive patterns of undesired behaviour

  • Recurring or circular issues

  • Work/life balance stresses

  • Trying to separate healthily

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I have worked with people in all sorts of circumstances, of various sexual orientations, ages, and ethnicities. I also have experience working at a rape, sexual and domestic abuse counselling service, and so I understand that many people experience these issues in their relationships.  Additionally, through extensive experience and further training, I am very familiar with the unique pressures that military life brings to a couple/family dynamic.

Finally, I hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance, and full professional indemnity/public liability insurance.