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Annette Maylam Counselling

BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Professional, Confidential Counselling in Wimbledon

Relationship, Couple & Marriage Counselling in Wimbledon

It can feel like a big step to get professional help for what may be the most private area of your life. There are a number of reasons two people find that a relationship that once gave them security and joy is now a source of difficulty and pain. Below are some of the problems I have worked with:


Communication is essential to a successful relationship. Some couples come because communication has become very difficult between them – they’re feeling stuck in familiar patterns of misunderstanding or arguments. Sometimes these arguments are very difficult to control, and for some may lead to violence. Others find they’re in conflict over the children, leading to rows or stand-offs, or leaving them concerned about the impact of the relationship difficulties on the children. Sometimes an affair is the trigger for seeking help: this may be a new discovery for some but for others there’s a longstanding pattern of infidelity.

Areas of intimacy, sexual gratification and fun

For some, there is a loss of intimacy and the difficulty to understand what has happened and why things have changed. For others, there may be the feeling that the relationship has broken down – there may be a painful struggle with separation or divorce that people want help with. Loss of sexual desire and other sexual problems can be causing distress. Affairs can deeply challenge trust, security and stability in a relationship. Counselling can help couples acknowledge the pain and work through what happened.

Problem-solving, compatibility and Conflict

Conflict emerges even in stable relationships at some point. Differences in themselves are an important part of an individual sharing their life closely with another person. However, differences can sometimes begin to form a rift if they cannot be negotiated and accepted. Differences can result in repetitive arguments and resentment. Counselling can offer a neutral space for you to explore more deeply your differences and how to accommodate them into your relationship. . It is often the unsaid in a relationship that keeps us from connecting and overcoming problems that arise. Seeing a counsellor as a couple can help you find new ways to listen to each other and share thoughts, as well as find out more about yourselves in the presence of the other.

Couple sessions are £80.00 per hour.