Welcome to Mig Bennett Relationship Counselling

Couples counselling has been described as 'like piloting a helicopter in a hurricane." Hence the absolute necessity for a therapist who is specialist trained, experienced and expert in the skills required. You wouldn’t risk asking your G.P. to perform open-heart surgery; you’d ask a surgeon.

I’m not a ‘general practitioner!’ I am a specialist and experienced relationship counsellor working with couples and individuals for over 20 years. I provide relationship counselling services both privately and with Relate, with whom I qualified in 1996, and still work. I am based in Crowborough and generally work with clients from West Kent and East Sussex. Over 80% of my cases are couples.

I also work with individuals and/or their partners where pornography, online sexual encounters or use of sex workers is negatively affecting their lives and relationships. I have completed a Level 5 Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling through the Institute for Sex Addiction Training (ISAT), one of the only two institutions in the UK providing this qualification.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by their ethical framework for good practice.

I am also a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC). (Student membership; full membership pending receipt of diploma certification Sept.2019)

I am a General Member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) and I abide by the COSRT Code of Ethics and Practice.

There are any number of reasons why couples seek support and below are just a few that I encounter in my work:

He left two days ago. I need to talk to someone.

She’s an alcoholic, although she’s in recovery so it should be better now but it’s not. We are struggling.

She’s had an affair: I’m angry and now that’s destroying us.

I’m having an affair. She knows and wants me to stay. I wish she’d throw me out. I can’t end the affair but I can’t leave my wife.

We’ve neglected ‘us’ since the boys were born. We need help to get back on track and improve things.

We’re like flat mates. I want to end it and I need her to hear this because she just isn’t listening.

All we have in common is our thirteen year old and now she’s started criticising me – just like her mother does.

He works all hours and I get no support with the house and kids. I’m lonely and resentful.

He’s just retired. We bicker constantly. I’m not sure we like each other anymore.

I’m having an affair with another woman. How do I tell my husband?

We’re getting married but we have stupid arguments which develop into something nasty.

I want to start a family but he can’t commit to more children and maybe that means not to me.

We’ve been separated for a year and want to try again – but not make the same mistakes this time.

My partner wants us to go to gay sex clubs and I’m not as keen. We argue about it.

I’ve watched hardcore porn late into the night for years. My wife’s found out; I’m ashamed but I can’t stop.