COACHING FOR BOTH MEN & WOMEN
We are a husband and wife coaching team, coaching & counselling couples together. What this gives our clients is a genuinely balanced male/female perspective that is often missing from other types of couples coaching and counselling.
We like to say we walk our talk when it comes to marriage guidance - last year was our Silver Wedding Anniversary. We have been together over 28 years and married for 24 of these and are still very much in love.
We don’t tell you this to impress you but to prove to you that a long-lasting, loving relationship is absolutely achievable.
It wasn’t always so with us. In the early days of our relationship arguments around family, money, kids, career, and all the many things life throws at you threatened to breakdown our relationship many times. We knew we still loved each other but our personalities and what we wanted from life were often so different and so in conflict that it seemed we’d never make it work.
FROM REALATIONSHIP BREAKDOWN TO RELATIONSHIP BREAKTHROUGH
We were living in California at the time when a good friend recommended a self-development course he’d just done. We went along with some trepidation: California is full of such courses and to us skeptical Brits many of them seemed rather ‘woo woo’.
This course was different. Its main focus centered around repairing and healing relationships, and it didn’t stop at just teaching this. Part of the course was that you actually went out and did this with real members of your family and with each other during the course itself.
The results we experienced were profound. Suddenly we not only had a different perspective on ourselves and other family members but our own relationship shifted to a new level entirely.
OUR COUPLES COMMUNICATION PRACTICE
Throughout our marriage we had always put aside the first hour of every day for something we called Hour-Time, an hour in which we connected up with each other and talked.
With our new training this practice took on a new significance. Instead of going over and over the same old complaints and frustrations suddenly we had the communication tools to do something about it. Hour-Time became an hour in which we healed hurts, worked out arguments and found solutions to our differing needs and actually got into each other’s world.
It was amazing - and addictive! We wanted to more know, to do it even better. We searched out new courses, new mentors and teachers and began to obsessively study the subject of intimate relationships and learn all we could.
We went on to train with the Robbins-Madanes Institute for Strategic Intervention and received our certification in Marriage Education and Divorce Prevention.
Four years ago we set up set up our coaching and couples counselling practice teaching what we learned to other couples. It’s still our passion and our privilege to bring couples back to a place of love.
Ayesha & Alan
COUPLES COACHING & COUNSELLING BY PERSONAL APPOINMENT
We mainly cover the Richmond, Twickenham, Kew, Chiswick, Putney, Kingston, Mortlake, Sheen, Teddington, Ham area, and generally West London, for personal appointments.
However if you are unable to attend in person, we can arrange your session by Skype, Facetime or Telephone