- Phone number
- 07943 335 954
- Flexible hours available
I am available Monday to Thursday in the daytime from 10.00am, and in the evenings at 6.00pm and 7.30pm
About me and my therapy practice
I am Brenda Clowes and I work mainly with Couple problems. I trained in Couple Counselling, Sex Therapy and Infertility Counselling.
What sort of problems do couples want help with?
Continuing cycles of argument and a hopeless feeling of being back in the mire again.
Maybe the life stage: To move in together? marry or not? To have children or not?
Adjustment to parenting, Problems with parents, in-laws, blended families, Step Parenting, Your children, My children, No children so far.
Crises like an affair or illness, or sexual problems, fertility issues, bereavement
Many couples know they love each other and want to stay together but are struggling to find a way.
How can I help
Couples with whom I have worked tell me they can say difficult things, to really listen, to expose the hurts and to discover the concerns hidden behind the trivial triggers, score keeping and avoidance that goes on. Understanding your own and each other’s defences against anxiety is helpful or talking about sex which you may have wanted to but it felt taboo or too embarrassing.
If you are feeling shame, or the piercing pain of betrayal, talking to friends or family may feel humiliating or you may fear they will take sides. The isolation can be agonising I want to help you to unburden yourself and to confide in one another again.
The beauty of counselling is in discovering things you might not have known about one another. Rediscovering the things that drew you together is exciting and uplifting.
I am a BACP Senior Accredit Supervisor.
My first session
How to find your way around – the loo, etc
Explaining the Agreement on Confidentiality and signing
Exploring what has brought you and Why Now
Towards the end I will summarise and ask you what your experience has been and if you want to go ahead and book another session
What I can help with
Bereavement, Child related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work