Hi I'm Marléne Rose Shaw

Couples Therapy is a specific area of therapy which requires specialised training. With Post Graduate Qualifications in Couples Counselling, I’m fully qualified to help you with your relationship problems.

Please read the information on this page, then fill out the form below. I will get back to you promptly to set up your free 30- minute consultation.

Here are some common things couples tell me  

We can’t stop bickering

It feels like we’re miles apart

He /She doesn’t understand how I feel

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We've lost the intimacy

 I'm just so hurt. I can’t forgive

I don’t know how to trust again

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I can't cope with the anger

We're going around in circles

It's like talking to a brick wall

The Good News - Couples Therapy Can Help You

The good news is that it is perfectly possible to overcome your problems and rediscover the loving connection and emotional intimacy that you once had.

At the end of therapy, many couples tell me their relationship is better than it ever has been.

Closer than we've been in years

We had drifted into living a life in parallel but never really truly together. We were at the point of deciding to part company but you helped us recover the love we both knew deep down that we wanted.

Thank you Marléne

All I can say is thank you for helping us save our relationship. You certainly know your stuff!

Highly skilled couples counsellor

The homework was invaluable. Marléne helped us see through the destructive patterns that we were playing out and learn how to be more authentic and communicate in way that means we don't argue, we just get closer.

Couples Therapy Sessions

In the many years that I've been helping couples, I've found that having sessions combined with practical tools and resources is the most powerful way to help couples overcome issues and make the shift into a happier more secure relationship.

Having these extra resources means that you can take what we cover in your sessions and apply it to your relationship in practical ways in between sessions, and into the future.

 Your Couples Therapy Includes:

6 Sessions
  • 6 x 1 hour-15 minute 1:1 Sessions

Free Access To Courses

  • Better Communication for Better Relationships
  • Overcoming Anger in Relationships
  • EFT For Managing Overwhelming Emotions

Resources and Tools

  • Practical Exercises
  • Video/ Audio Resources
  • Worksheets and Templates

€1,125 (Currency equivalent)

or 2 payments of €590

Payment can also be made in GBP, US dollars or another currency. Click here for a handy currency converter

12 Sessions
  • 12 x 1 hour-15 minute 1:1 Sessions

Free Access To Courses

  • Better Communication for Better Relationships
  • Overcoming Anger in Relationships
  • EFT For Managing Overwhelming Emotions

Resources and Tools

  • Practical Exercises
  • Video/ Audio Resources
  • Worksheets and Templates

€2,025 (Currency equivalent)

or 3 payments of €695

Payment can also be made in GBP, US dollars or another currency. Click here for a handy currency converter

Please fill out the form and I'll get back to you promptly to set up your free 30-minute consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you specifically qualified in Couples Therapy?

Yes, Couples Therapy is a special type of therapy, so it’s important that you get help from someone fully qualified in this field. I hold Post-Graduate qualifications in couples therapy.

Why can’t we overcome our relationship problems by ourselves?

It’s likely that you’ve made several attempts at getting your relationship back on track- but even though you resolve things for a while, those problems keep popping back up –it can feel like quite a struggle.

It’s often the case that those problems are actually symptoms of deeper issues. With the help of a trained and experienced therapist, you can discover how those deeper issues may be impacting your relationship. Most importantly you can learn proven methods: tools and techniques to get past those issues – quickly and in ways that last.

Do we have to be married to come for couples counselling?

No, you do not have to be married. The only requirement is that you are in a relationship. I welcome couples in any kind of relationship, heterosexual, gay or lesbian; married or co-habiting; pre living together, separating or divorcing; with or without children.

Do you work with clients in the LGBT community?

Absolutely - it goes without saying.

How long are the sessions?

Couples Sessions are for 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

This is longer than standard couples sessions which are 50-60 minutes – in my experience, 75 minutes works well for couples. It is an optimum length of time for you, because it allows plenty of time to work on your needs, without becoming too overwhelming.

How often will we have the sessions?

Sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. In your free 30-minute consultation we can discuss your personal needs and your schedule. We can then decide on the best fit for you.

What if my partner doesn't want to come for the sessions?

  
If you're worried about your relationship but your partner doesn't want to attend sessions , you are absolutely welcome to come along by yourself to discuss your relationship concerns.

What if we decide we want to end the relationship?

Sometimes couples come to the conclusion that they are better off separating. Even though living apart, many people will continue to have a relationship of some description -and especially if you have children.  It's just that it will be a different kind of relationship.

It’s important that you find ways to communicate well and adjust to your new circumstances. Counselling sessions can help you negotiate this and find better ways of getting along for the future.