Couple & Family Therapy in Birmingham

Welcome to TECC's Couple & Family Therapy Service

Couple Therapy

 


Couple counselling/therapy is a service to support those with relational/marital difficulties and who would benefit from a space to explore concerns in relation to the functioning of their relationship, regardless of sexual orientation at our Centre in Birmingham.

Couple therapy can be useful for issues related to:
  • Communication
  • Infidelity
  • Substance Misuse
  • Family Dynamics
  • Work
  • Illness
  • Death

Relationships require a secure foundation to survive and thrive from. Unresolved conflict, stress, unhappiness, family dynamics and external factors such as finances or work, can take their toll and can leave an individual feeling depressed, frustrated, angry, misunderstood and isolated. The ability to communicate in a space, which is focused on the relationship, can often provide the opportunity which encourages individuals to actively listen to each other; often for the first time in a long time. We are aware of the anxiety that can be commonly associated with couple therapy, for example, “We don’t need someone to tell us how to talk.” or “I don’t want other people knowing my business.”

It is important we explain couple therapy is not about making judgements or taking sides, it is about empowering each person to gain the courage and confidence to explore how they really feel by taking responsibility and ownership which encourages the other to listen and empathise, not feel defensive or hurt. Sometimes we are not in a position to hear, we don’t have the energy and are not taught the skills to actively listen. These are skills which you will be able to experience and learn within in your time at TECC.

We can offer a free consultation/assessment appointment to discuss how we may be able to assist you, we believe this provides you with the opportunity to establish how you feel, allowing you to make an informed decision to engage in therapy if you are comfortable and assured by our meeting.

If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.  


Family Therapy

TECC provides a family therapy service in Birmingham to assist in the exploration of concerns, which are having an impact on the family unit. The aim is to improve the family dynamics and functioning in a non-judgemental and supportive environment where each individual will feel heard and understood. We are aware at times when working with children and young people it can be more effective when the parent/carer is included in the therapeutic process and vice versa.

Our aim is to build upon personal and collective strengths as well as making the necessary adjustments to facilitate awareness of difference, which has the potential to enhance the relationship by gaining a deeper level of understanding and empathic experience.  We recognise each family will be different, therefore we tailor our approach to suit your needs, not only relying on talking therapy but including creative therapy such as art, clay and play therapy.

Family therapy can be useful for issues such as:

  • Separation & Divorce
  • Fostering & Adoption
  • The Effects of Trauma & Abuse
  • Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Blended Families
  • Self Harm
  • Substance Misuse
  • Communication                     


We offer a free consultation/assessment appointment to discuss how we may be able to assist you, we believe this provides you with the opportunity to establish how you feel, allowing you to make an informed decision to engage in therapy if you are comfortable and assured by our meeting.

If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Referrals are accepted from private individuals, couples, groups and families, including referrals made by GP’s,Local Authorities, Residential Homes, Psychologists and Organisations. If you would like to discuss any of your concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.