Couples psychotherapy can transform even the most difficult aspects of your relationship into opportunities for growth, healing and joy. It’s a form of psychotherapy that can help to develop a positive marriage and support you through the problems you’re facing.
If you want to work on your own behaviours and attitudes towards your partner, you can attend couples therapy alone.
Couples therapy is an opportunity to listen to each other and work through the problems that you’re experiencing as a couple. The first session is designed to ensure that both you and your partner feel comfortable and can voice your opinion confidently. It’s the first step to assisting you on a path to happiness, whether that means remaining as a couple or deciding to break up.
It’s important to remember that your therapist is not there to judge you; I am there to help you see a different viewpoint. I may ask about your childhood and previous relationships in an attempt to understand the reasons why you may be feeling a certain way. My job is not to save your marriage; my job is to help you to decide on the best option for your future. I will not encourage you to separate with your partner or stay together.
I can help you work through the problems within your relationship, whether that’s sexual problems, self-esteem issues or feeling distanced from your partner. You will usually have around 4-6 sessions and it’s important to put what you’ve learnt from each session into practice. You may be given work to do at home in the form of communication exercises.