Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could discover true happiness and harmony with the person you have chosen to share this life with? Instead of achieving love and contentment we often find dissatisfaction and broken dreams. Life gets in the way – work, money, children and stress and you find you are growing apart not closer. Champneys now offers an opportunity to call a halt and make a new start.
A Couples Retreat weekend at Champneys Spa, Forest Mere, is the ideal way to enhance and strengthen the quality of your relationship. This retreat is especially designed by Therapy Retreats Ltd, the first retreat company in the UK to offer residential couple therapy, and run by their therapist / Director David Keighley. David is an experienced specialist in helping couples overcome difficulties and stay together. He is a leading cognitive therapist who combines the latest approaches to couple therapy with the unique techniques he has successful developed during a career of nearly four decades. His method is focused on developing rapid cognitive change, which enables you to leave after the retreat confident that you have the skills and understanding to make the progress you are seeking. The content of this retreat will be tailored to each small group and will help you maintain the best of what you both already share, have advance warning of what can go wrong and how to prevent that happening and above all, keep together in the face of serious rifts in your relationship.
The focus of this retreat is on the future. We do not look at what has gone wrong in the past (the usual focus of couple counselling), but what you need to do right to gain that harmony which you are both aware still exists somewhere, maybe hidden under the pain and problems of the past. David Keighley runs one of Therapy Retreats most successful programmes called “Save your marriage in three days” which saves relationships on the brink of failing, so the content of this retreat is tried, tested and effective. These couple retreats are in great demand and combined with a stay at Champneys ensures both a relaxing and beneficial experience. Partners can enjoy the facilities and wonderful atmosphere of this venue while building a new and loving basis to their future together.
One of the many delights of Champneys is the food, beautifully presented and a highlight of every stay. Our head chefs select only the freshest ingredients and our menus are carefully planned, relying on the principle of moderation, balance and variety. At Champneys Forest Mere relaxation is our speciality. Located in Liphook, a leafy Hampshire village in the South Downs, the Manor House is framed by 160 acres of enchanting woodland and sweeping greens. Positioned near a tranquil lake, it’s beautifully set and picture perfect. Contemporary yet classic, its pampering done right. Relaxation and the start of a new personal future begin here.
Forest Mere is an exclusive retreat, blending its enchanting grounds with the latest spa facilities and an Alternative Health Clinic, where guests can experience healing therapies such as Reiki and Graphology. Alternatively, bathe in the UK’s first Thalassotherapy pool or rejuvenate with mud treatments in the twilight Serail Rasul. These facilities are available for couples on this retreat. They can help you reduce stress, improve sleep, strengthen immunity and makes you feel happy and energised, all while dealing with those specific personal relationship concerns which bring you here. Our fitness facilities are second to none, with a vast range of activities on offer and something to suit everyone.
Join David Keighley and a small group of like-minded couples who are determined to make the most of the most important thing in life, a harmonious relationship with the one you love.
If you are interested in this occasional retreat clients should request their names are put on the waiting list and they will be informed of upcoming dates.
"3 days with David has totally changed our perspective and offered solutions to issues previously thought insurmountable. Recommend wholeheartedly."
Matthew & Catty, January 2016
"Our only regret is not coming to David sooner. What a difference just a few days can make. Thank you for giving me back my husband". "We would unreservedly recommend 'Therapy Retreats' to anyone experiencing relationship issues. Keep up the good work. Found it far better than 'Relate' counselling."
Jackie & Claude, Hampshire. December 2015
"Rewiring your brain never seemed so simple....but so necessary. Recommend without hesitation!"
"The time I have spent with David has been a truly enlightening experience. Recommend 100%"
"I have accomplished more in five days on this retreat than I have in the last two years by other therapy methods. Soon felt at ease with David. I will continue using the tools he has taught me for the rest of my life."