Couple counselling

Sexual abuse issues can affect partnerships in many ways. Feelings of shame and guilt may make it difficult for a man to disclose to his partner about what has happened to him. Suppression of these feelings can create complex issues such as low self-esteem, sexual dysfunction, intimacy issues and poor parenting. Disclosure of sexual violence can have a huge impact on relationships leaving both partners feeling lost, unsettled and unsure how to proceed.

Couple counselling is an opportunity for the two of you to talk and listen in a structured setting. The counsellor will help both of you to sort out what you are feeling and ensure that you both get equal space to express how you feel and be understood. This will help you both gain better insight into what is happening in your relationship and gain a different perspective.

Go to counselling contracts


Couple counselling at Mankind will normally involve an hourly session once a week and will involve a fee based on a sliding scale. This will take into account employment status and current financial status to arrange an affordable fee.

How to access couple counselling at Mankind

If you are interested in couple counselling then all you need to do is click on the link below to our Basic Information form. Complete this form and send to us either by email or post and we shall contact you. If you are unable to complete the form then just call us on the above number and we can fill it in for you over the phone.

More details

Once we have your details, we shall contact you to arrange an initial meeting at our Newhaven office. This will be an opportunity to discuss what you are looking for, find out more about us and decide whether couple counselling is the right thing for you at this time.

What you can expect from couple counselling at Mankind

  • a structured space to talk
  • an opportunity to listen and be heard
  • a completely confidential service
  • non-judgemental support

If you would like more information about what counselling is, visit NHS Direct

You are not alone

We have compiled the following video clips using the stories of other couples who have experienced couple counselling.