bernice sorensen : relationships

Listening Cures | Bernice Sorensen | Why Therapy?

Under the section ‘Therapy’ I describe my approach as a therapist which is relational in style and uses the therapeutic relationship as a way of understanding how people relate outside the therapy room. Human beings are primarily social and need to interact with people, to give them sense of who they are and validate their existence. Problems in relating can cause a sense of isolation. Working with people over such concerns can help the relating process.  This can be achieved on an individual basis but also through therapy with couples or family members.

I offer both individual and couple therapy and I also see family members. At times I work with my colleague for an intensive therapeutic in put.  If you would like to know more please ring to discuss and questions you may have.

Collaborative Couple Counselling

In recent years Paul and Bernice have developed an innovative approach of working together with Couples that involves a collaboration between all four people. We begin with an initial session where each individual works separately with one of us and a clear contract about the passing of information is agreed. In this session we establish the nature of the difficulty within the relationship from each individuals perspective. Immediately after this session we all come together and Paul and Bernice discuss openly with each other their perception of the relationship from the initial session. After observing this discussion the couple are invited to comment and collaboratively decide on how the work needs to progress. This format allows a clearer picture of the dynamics within the relationship to emerge. It ensures that both partners can feel heard within a respectful and safe setting whilst at the same time having the opportunity to see their current problems through 'other' eyes in the present moment of this collaborative exploration.


Bernice Sorensen, Spindleberry, North Road, Chideock, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6LE 01297 489216


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