Hi, my name is Chrissy and along with my colleagues I'll be helping to organize your Couples Therapy Retreat.
I'll explain how we work...
We offer a Couples Therapy Retreat on the Essex coast, one hour from London, and also in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Your retreat holiday is built around your Couples Therapy Retreat Programme; a unique 20 hour programme of Relationship Counselling and Life Coaching for couples. There are no group sessions, it moves at your pace and we don’t do anything scary.
We only book a handful of guests at any one time, ensuring that you receive the undivided attention you deserve.
I'll meet with you to decide the pattern of our sessions together. Some are with both of you and some are individual. It depends upon your situation and what you need. We'll usually meet up daily and sessions last between 1 and 3 hours depending upon you and what we're working on.
Before you arrive we'll ask you to complete Personality Profiles. We'll review these with you arrive. It's the most advanced personality profile system in the world and provides you and your partner with essential information for exploring your relationship. This also helps to set goals and realistic targets.
We'll work together through your problems and difficulties and by the end of your stay we'll create your own Relationship Change Plan which outlines what you are both going to change and how.
At the end of your holiday you'll receive continued support from us and you can choose to join our private Facebook support group. You'll have no shortage of help for as long as you need.
The Holiday Part of your Couples Therapy Retreat
There are a large range of activities at both locations
As well as the 20 hour couples therapy programme there's a wide range of activities and things to do in both locations, from swinging through the jungle on a zip wire (watched by bemused gibbons) and learning how to cook each other dinner at The Thai Cooking School to coastal walks and wine tasting along the Essex coast.
In both locations there are some truly world class restaurants which offer the best in local cuisine.
Couples Therapy Retreat Location
The original Life Change People Couples Therapy Retreat was pioneered in London in 2007 and we looked long and hard for the perfect locations.
We set up our first retreat in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand in 2008 and after 10 years of helping thousands of couples and individuals make lasting changes, and after many, many requests to set up something back in the UK, we decided upon the Essex coast with its easy access to London and the rest of the UK.
Obviously, both locations are very different but offer something for everyone, and are designed to fit a wide range of budgets.
Who We Are
We're the original Life Change Holiday people.
We're a small company of dedicated professionals who have been working together for more than 20 years.
Life Change Holidays are the culmination of our life's work and we are privileged to have helped so many people. We are:
Chrissy Richman PG Dip IntCo, Team Leader (Life Coach, Counsellor)
Dr Robin Russell, Professor of Psychology, London University (Program Advisor)
Alex Gunn MSc (Life Coach, Counsellor, Personality Profiling)
Luke Chester-Master MSc (Counsellor and Clinical Supervision)
Dr Jack Chuang (Life Coach and Counselling Psychology)
Sonthaya Suriyakam (Holiday Manager and also the kindest man on the planet).
So far we have yet to come across a problem that we can't help solve. To read more about who we are and how the programme works please see our About page.
Your Couples Therapy Retreat At A Glance
3 – 14 nights at one of our partner hotels, or self catering options
Private Airport Welcome and Transfers
20 Hour Couples Therapy Retreat Program
Full 360 Degree Assessment and Goal Setting
Full Clinical Personality Profile
Tailor Made Itinerary
Follow Up Counselling and Life Coaching
Membership of the Life Change People private Facebook support group
These are holidays that really do change your life.
— Sunday Times
We work hard to fit within your budget. Let us know when you would like to come and we’ll give you a price.
To give you a rough idea:
A 7 night stay in Thailand, airport transfers and Couples Therapy Retreat Program costs about 89,000 Thai Baht per couple. It may be more or less depending on when you travel and the activities you choose.
A 3/ 4 night stay in one of our partner self catering options on the Essex coast would cost about £1,200
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