‘Good job we talked about couple counselling last time,’ Alan said as he settled into the easy chair in Jan’s counselling room. ‘Not that it turned out how we discussed, and it did end up as couple counselling at times and not just information exchange, but it was very powerful and deeply moving. Made a big impression on me and left me feeling quite drained. I was glad to have given myself extra time after that session before the next person. I had half an hour and I really needed it.’