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Relationship Counselling for Mixed Sexual-Orientation Couples.
Couples who are in an intimate, mixed-sexuality relationship or an intimate mixed gender-orientation marriage can experience relationship problems in just the same way as any other couple relationship.
Whist any trained & qualified couples counsellor could be able to work with your relationship, sometimes mixed-orientation couples choose to work with a systemic couples relationship therapist who specialises in working with mixed-orientation couples.
In Hampshire, and on Skype, that therapist is Dean Richardson.
What is a mixed-sexuality / mixed-orientation relationship?
Not all intimate couple relationships have be composed of people of the same sexuality. Mixed-sexuality relationships are when both partners identify with a different sexuality to their partner; for example a gay man and a straight woman.
Whilst such relationships work perfectly fine without therapeutic intervention, they can also develop conflicts that are particular to this type of relationships. As an example, whilst sex does not have to be the centre of an intimate relationship, when sexual intimacy becomes a problem, mixed-sexuality couples may require a special kind of support in helping the couple to find their own solutions to such difficult problems.
Dean Richardson – Mixed-Orientation Couple Counsellor.
Dean Richardson is a fully qualified and experienced couple relationship therapist. He specialises in working with LGBT couples and couple relationships of mixed-sexualities and mixed-orientations. He doesn’t impose traditional values on relationships that are incomparable with heteronormative standards.
Working with Dean means the mixed-sexuality/mixed-gender-identified couple can continue to feel proud of their relationship. They can regard their relationship problems as an interesting obstacle to be worked with curiosity & inspiration – a healthy approach through systemic couples counselling.
You, your partner and Dean will work with the relationship style that you bring to counselling, and we’ll work with resolving the problems that you bring too.
How to begin Couple Counselling.
Long Distance Counselling.
Couples who are separated by distance – or away from Dean’s Portsmouth practice – but who still want couple counselling – may find Dean Richardson’s Skype Couple Counselling Service useful (read more…)
1) Pick a date/time from Dean’s availability. You and your partner will be attending together – and if you and Dean agree that couple counselling is a suitable form of treatment for you, you will both be attending with your partner for each week’s session.
Couples counselling for mixed-orientation couples can be a helpful resource to a couple who are struggling with problems that seem unique and insurmountable. Choose Dean Richardson to help you attend to your unique relationship … together.