Specialist couple and relationship counsellor

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Couple and Relationship Counsellor

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Does Your Relationship Cause You Stress And Unhappiness?

When a relationship is not working well, it can cause you stress and unhappiness. This can affect every aspect of your lives, including children, sleep, self- esteem, anxiety, mood, work, family and friends.

I have been a specialist couple and relationship counsellor  for thirty years, each year helping hundreds of couples and individuals transform their relationships and lives.

The benefits of counselling

Couple Counselling

I hope the benefits of counselling will be a much happier dynamic in your couple relationship. I am a specialist couple and individual relationship counsellor with many years of intense experience. After all this time, I have a strong belief in the power of love.

Everyone wants to feel loved and cherished. Couple recovery work will always hope to achieve a balance of the needs of each individual with the needs of the couple relationship. This requires effort, self-discipline, close awareness of, and sensitivity to the other. It will initially be uncomfortable but eventually will produce something harmonious and joyful.

Individual Counselling

Having individual relationship counselling, whether by choice or because a partner won’t join you, can bring the benefits of a fresh perspective to your issues and problems. I hope to help bring clarity and peace of mind to an individual’s situation where they have responsibilities to face and choices to make.

What I Offer And Fees

Face to Face Counselling:
My practice is in Axminster: 21 Alexandra Road, Axminster EX13 5PR
Remote Counselling:
I offer on line or telephone counselling.
Reduced fees can be negotiated for people on benefits or low incomes.

Couple Counselling

Couple counselling is where both partners come together in an agreed attempt to improve their relationship. The main issues tend to be communication, intimacy, affairs, control and parenting. During this time, they both may like an individual session

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£60

Individual Relationship Counselling

There are times when one partner wants help with a personal issue affecting their relationship, or the other partner refuses to have counselling.

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£50

Separation/Divorce Counselling

Sometimes relationships don’t work: one partner may be determined to leave; an affair may not have been recovered from or both people feel they want to part ways.

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£60

Single Session Counselling

This is when a couple, or individual wants a single session only, to gain insight and help with a particular issue.

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£60

Client Testimonials

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IT Manager

I would just like to say thanks for all your help. When I arrived at my first session with you I had almost given up and lost all hope of a recovery in my relationship. After speaking to you, you seemed to understand perfectly my situation and were able to provide me with some positives which I took away with me and was able to work on.

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Company director

It is very difficult to put into words what positive effect on my life our sessions have had. The hardest step for anyone considering counselling is to make the appointment and arrive. However you made me feel extremely relaxed and comfortable from the very first minute we met. My partner also found you extremely easy to communicate with. After weeks of almost silence, she was able to open up and speak to you instantly which was absolutely amazing. Initially she was very wary of counselling and talking to a counsellor. She was happy to return for further sessions, which is testament in itself to your counselling approach and skills.

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Marketing Manager

Anne’s support throughout the time when my marriage broke up has been crucial. I suffered depression following the marriage breakdown and extreme anxiety and stress as a result of a variety of other external factors. There were times when I couldn’t see how I was going to get through. Anne’s consistent, clear and sympathetic approach enabled me to see that there was light at the end of the tunnel and that I didn’t need to be a victim of the situation in which I found myself. I had a number of very difficult decisions to make and, through regularly talking with Anne, I was able to make these decisions with confidence, and be resolute enough to see them through.

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IT Manager

I would just like to say thanks for all your help. When I arrived at my first session with you I had almost given up and lost all hope of a recovery in my relationship. After speaking to you, you seemed to understand perfectly my situation and were able to provide me with some positives which I took away with me and was able to work on.

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Company director

It is very difficult to put into words what positive effect on my life our sessions have had. The hardest step for anyone considering counselling is to make the appointment and arrive. However you made me feel extremely relaxed and comfortable from the very first minute we met. My partner also found you extremely easy to communicate with. After weeks of almost silence, she was able to open up and speak to you instantly which was absolutely amazing. Initially she was very wary of counselling and talking to a counsellor. She was happy to return for further sessions, which is testament in itself to your counselling approach and skills.

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Marketing Manager

Anne’s support throughout the time when my marriage broke up has been crucial. I suffered depression following the marriage breakdown and extreme anxiety and stress as a result of a variety of other external factors. There were times when I couldn’t see how I was going to get through. Anne’s consistent, clear and sympathetic approach enabled me to see that there was light at the end of the tunnel and that I didn’t need to be a victim of the situation in which I found myself. I had a number of very difficult decisions to make and, through regularly talking with Anne, I was able to make these decisions with confidence, and be resolute enough to see them through.

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Guest

I cannot express enough gratitude for Anne’s exceptional counselling expertise. When I sought her help during a challenging period in my marriage, she guided us through individual and joint sessions with unparalleled skill and compassion. Anne had the ability to navigate through the complexities of our issues, especially in steering my husband towards understanding how his behaviour was upsetting me and the urgency of taking action. Beyond the initial concerns, Anne has been a consistent source of support, offering invaluable insights and empathy as I tackle various life struggles. Her depth of experience and keen understanding of human distress make her an invaluable ally on my journey. Anne’s warmth and genuine care shine through in every session, making me feel incredibly fortunate to have her in my corner. I wholeheartedly recommend Anne to anyone seeking profound and effective counselling support.

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Artist

Counselling for anxiety, depression and negative thought patternsI went to Anne at a very dark and confusing time for me when my life was severely restricted by negative, unhelpful thinking processes. She both provided me with a safe, non-judgemental environment in which I could tell her my deepest thoughts and fears and helped me understand the way I think, providing me with tools and beneficial thought processes I needed to continue my recovery process on my own.

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Builder

Your relaxed manner and understanding makes it extremely easy to express how one is feeling and I found the experience very rewarding. A real ‘life lesson’.

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Retired

I would urge anyone who is considering counselling to contact you. I cannot recommend you highly enough.

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Widower

Once again Anne, many thanks for your help and support. It’s been a difficult journey for me at times and without our sessions I dare not think what may have happened.

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Solicitor

Thanks does not really convey my gratitude and appreciation for the help you have given me and my partner.

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Vet

We just wanted to email you to let you know just how beneficial your sessions were for me and my husband. We were not in a good place when we first came to you but we both knew we really wanted to save our marriage. After 3 sessions we were in such a better place and 2 months later we have continued to build on your advice and things now are so much better than they have been in such a very long time. So thank you ever so much Anne …… your help was invaluable.

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Teacher

Working with Anne has had a very significant and positive impact on me and, consequently, on my children. Life has not become perfect, but, with Anne’s support, I am well-equipped to deal with whatever is round the corner. I am now divorced, and that was done humanely, with dignity and without bitterness, as I initially hoped it could be. I have no doubt this would not have been achieved without Anne’s support and I will always be extremely grateful to her for this.

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Accountant

I would thoroughly recommend Anne’s counselling services to anyone struggling to deal with difficult circumstances or challenging emotions.

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About me

I am a Relate trained counsellor, on the Relate Practitioners Registry

I have specialised in couple counselling and relationship counselling for nearly 30 years, first with Relate and then for 15 years in my private practice in Axminster.

Following a Law Degree, an Open University English Degree and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, I trained with Relate as a specialist relationship counsellor. This was a prolonged and intensive training focussing on couples, followed by decades of couple work. Few counsellors or therapists have this level of intensive experience working with couples.

I also became a Trainer, delivered CPDs for counsellors and the public, went into prisons to deliver relationship training and held Government sponsored training for separated parents who were having problems with co-parenting.

Helping people get their relationships back on track is profoundly fulfilling and a profession which I feel privileged to belong to.

- Anne Roberts

Relate Practitioners Directory

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