Coming to couples therapy is an opportunity to acknowledge that the relationship has been neglected and needs a reboot. Couple therapy gives the neutral space to discuss all aspects of the relationship, including intimacy,sex, communication and children
Evidence shows that divorce is at it’s highest and families are struggling to juggle, relationships, progressing in a career, buying a home, deciding to have children and family These pressures when left may cause anxiety, even stress and in many cases the behaviours and difficulties become entrenched with time and can rear their heads as sullen silences, withdrawal and even “out of context rages”. The current trend of trying to avoid ultimate breakdown may acerbate the problems.
I talk you through the process of couples therapy. I make it clear what needs to take place after the assessment. Home play and homework is involved to progress your relationship further. This work can be intensive
and a commitment to the work is necessary.
Couple therapy offers a safe space to discuss and understand what is going wrong and to work together on the difficulties. Poor communication or difficulty handling conflict are some of the typical issues raised. As you are in a relationship together it is preferable that you attend together, because relationship and sexual difficulties rarely (if ever) “belong” to one partner or the other. If you don’t have a partner or s/he is not willing to attend, you are welcome to come to sessions on you own. This enables you to engage with therapy for your own growth and conflict issues
Couples Therapy can help you with
able to help with:
- Understanding that you are individuals choosing to be in a couple relationship.
•Understanding where and how the problems affecting you and your partner have arisen. Being open to hearing each other.
•Difficulties around jealousy and trusting each other
•Recovering from affairs
•Constant bickering or arguing
•Problems arising from a change in life circumstances (such as having children, caring for elderly relatives or employment changes)
•Sexual problems (which may have many causes, including physical, psychological, emotional or circumstantial)
•Managing separation (if unavoidable) through collaborative processes in the best way for all concerned. Children’s charter to help the transition.