Move on after a relationship breakup, separation or divorce


CBT after a breakup!

Relationship Breakup, Separation and Divorce

Relationship breakups is one of the most common issues that causes people to seek therapy and that is because relationships play a very important role in our lives.

Sylvia and John specialise in this field and offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to individuals who are going through the pain of the breakup of a romantic relationship.

Not only we help you let go of the pain after a relationship breakup, we also offer individual CBT therapy for romantic issues such as:

* Dilemmas about either staying or leaving a relationship
* Trying to let go and move on after a relationship break-up
*Not having enough confidence to meet or develop relationships with the opposite sex e.g. due to assertiveness problems or deficient dating skills.
* Loneliness
* Difficulty in maintaining and developing intimate relationships e.g. problems tolerating a partner's flaws, infatuation, fear of commitment
* Jealousy problems
* Guilt and anger problems (abortion, affairs, bad temper)
* Gay issues
* Communication difficulties leading to arguments and conflicts
* Intimacy or sexual problems
* Anger problems and domestic violence
* Loss of interest in the partner
* Family problems and disagreements
* Thoughts of divorce

During the first and second session of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), we will help you identify what maintains your distress by looking at the way you perceive the situation and how you are coping with the situation.

What would the treatment entail ?

Some homework will be assigned at the end of every session to allow you to practice the new skills or strategies you learned during the session.

Sylvia has recently developed a new model to treat people who are not able to let go after a relationship breakup. She has developed a new algorithmic model to help you recover from a relationship separation or divorce quickly and effectively. She is currently completing a PhD research in this area at Queens University Belfast (last year).

Some areas which are normally explored in session are processes such as rumination about not understanding the reasons for the dissolution, intrusions (thoughts or images) about the break-up or the ex-partner, worries about not being able to find somebody else in the future, self-worth issues resulting from the feelings of rejection (e.g. feeling unattractive, worthless, not good enough, etc), worries about partner being with somebody else, excessive avoidance or excessive contact with former partner, and level of expectation/hope to resume the relationship in the future.

Do you offer couples therapy ?

We do not. However, we offer down-to-earth help for individuals experiencing the problems above-mentioned).
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is confidential, objective, and non-judgmental. Call 02890 586361 for more information, or send us an e-mail before making an appointment.

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