Couple Counselling          

From his many years of counselling experience Hal has devised a particularly

effective way of working with couples called Process Oriented Counselling and Coaching.

Generally the counselling process involves inviting clients to talk through the issues as they see them, and then gradually, through a process of reflection and observation, support them to realise for themselves the changes that would be useful for them to make. This is usually experienced as a very respectful process often referred to as Client Centred Counselling.

However when working with couples this process can get subverted by the distressed responses (button pushing) that sometimes get generated when couples start to talk about their issues and concerns with, or in front of their partner. This can result in heated exchanges and an overall shutting down of the conversation.

The effectiveness of Hal’s work is based primarily on the counselling/coaching style he employs. Process Oriented Counselling focuses on how the parties interact with each other, the words they use, the tone of voice, the body language, etc, rather than the issues themselves.

Hal adopts a strong presence and tightly manages this process so that clients can speak their mind and feel their words have been heard and respected, the end result being that the issues then tend to get sorted.

Most couples report making significant improvements to their relationship in a very short space of time and many are so delighted with the results that they continue the process to achieve even further benefits.

Our Process

Safe environment

My approach is multifaceted, and is based on practical guidance and coaching in a warm and safe environment.


Participants will experience me demonstrating the unique skill that is the core requisite for the development of a solid, safe and intimate relationship.

Deep wounds

“We are all creatures of our upbringing and our experiences through childhood form our beliefs and shape our thinking. This can create great joy and the ability to love deeply, and for some it can create deep wounds that flow on from childhood and create wounds in their current relationship”.


Where this is occurring I will initiate a more therapeutic approach to assist the healing of the childhood wound and demonstrate how the relationship itself can be a vehicle for the healing of those hurts.


Take action and improve your relationship


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If you’re struggling to find a time that suits, Hal is more than happy to arrange sessions via Skype.