What is Couples Counselling?
The aim of couples counselling is to help two people involved in a purposeful relationship gain insight, resolve conflict and to improve satisfaction and understanding in their unique relationship with each other.
A couple can be any form of dyad from a married couple to a couple embarking on a new relationship, a parent and a child, siblings or even working colleagues. Purposeful relationships require people to communicate clearly, demonstrate respect and understanding, establish common ground and work together.
The goal of therapy is to improve your relationship and not to allocate blame. Therefore, the focus of couples counselling is centred around your relationship, rather than any one individual within the relationship.
A relationship consists of two individuals, often with different life experiences, cultural backgrounds, beliefs, goals, wants and needs. Sometimes these differences can collide, leading to barriers forming within the relationship; increased conflict and communication breakdown.
What are the advantages of couples counselling?
Deeper understanding and respect for your partner
Creating healthier boundaries
Improved intimacy and companionship
Learning to process your feelings both individually and as a couple
Resolving conflict and confrontation
Acknowledging and respecting differences
Restoring trust, love and finding acceptance
My role as your counsellor is to take a neutral and unbiased stance; creating a safe space to facilitate new insight, awareness and understanding of difference. Couples therapy offers you an opportunity to find new ways of relating and communicating with each other; helping you to manage, develop and maintain a healthy and more productive relationship.
Get in touch for a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss what's troubling you and I'll let you know how I can help.