Karin Blak

The Willow Tree Clinic, 4 Spencer Parade Northampton NN1 5AA

Treatments available
  • Counselling / Psychotherapy
  • NLP
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychosexual & Relationship Counselling

Relationship Counselling for Individuals and Couples

Are you struggling in your relationship? Going through relationship breakdown? Wanting to improve your communication? Uncertain of what to do? Relationship counselling can help you on your own or as a couple.

There are some major life changing events that relationships may go through; marriage, babies, death of a relative, children growing up and leaving home, change of job, career or redundancy, affairs and so much more. These are all additional pressures on you and can affect your relationship negatively.
Though it isn't just the big events that can put a relationship under pressure; long standing issues that hasn't been aired, differences of opinions, difficulties building trust and other individual or couple issues can slowly eat away at an otherwise healthy relationship
Relationship counselling gives you a neutral space to talk and if you attend as a couple, it will give you both the opportunity to clear up disputes or talk about your concerns.
Relationship counselling is for individuals as well as couples and can help you understand your relationships and how to improve them.
The counselling will be guided by you and can be long term (months or years) or short term (6 - 12 weeks). Whatever we decide, it is always possible to discuss alternatives as we go along.


Training, Qualifications & Experience
I am a Relate trained counsellor and worked for Relate for 8 years. I have in addition to the Relate training, studied psycho-dynamic couple counselling at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships as well as family systemic therapy at the Institute for Family Therapy and counselling Young People at Relate.
    My experience covers working with families and couples in SureStart Centres, individuals in GP surgeries, young people at Connexion, individuals and couples at Relate centres and clients in my private practice.
    Since 2005 I have delivered self-development training and workshops including; counselling skills courses, Separating Parents Information Programme on behalf of CAFCASS, ordered by the family courts. Training for West Mercia Constabulary, workshops on family life for preordained vicars and much more.
    Recently I have set up workshops in Northampton for parents who have or are going through relationship break down to help them through the emotional journey, discover ways of better coping with their children's experience of the process and explore different ways of dealing with conflicts.