ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATION, RESPECT & TRUST

HELPING COUPLES OVERCOME CONFLICT & STRENGTHEN THE RELATIONSHIP

All couples find themselves, at one point or another, at odds or in an argument. The important thing for a healthy, productive relationship is that the two people are able to work out their differences as well as establish, maintain and grow an environment of trust and mutual respect. This, however, can be more challenging than it sounds.

That’s where couples therapy comes in. Counselling for marriage or partnerships isn’t just for couples who find themselves on the brink of separation or divorce. In fact, countless couples in Canada and around the world have benefited from therapy to strengthen their relationships, and to create a better understanding of one another’s needs, wants, goals and desires. This all stems from effective communication, and from both parties being open-minded and willing to consider their partner’s needs as equal to their own. Couples therapy has proven to be highly effective in accomplishing these goals. To find out more, contact me for questions & bookings.

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RELATIONSHIP SKILLS, INTIMACY COUNSELLING & MORE

BEYOND CONFLICT RESOLUTION: BUILDING EFFECTIVE HABITS

Who can benefit from couples therapy? Literally anyone! There’s no limit when it comes to age, experience nor any other factors. It simply takes the desire to have a better relationship. Any couple, whether new to their relationship and looking for effective tools and habits – or who find themselves at a crossroads some years into the relationship – can make the most of couples therapy and see great results. Whether it’s trying to “save” a partnership that’s on the brink, or making a proactive effort to create long-term harmony, I am here to help.

For couples who are experiencing conflict, our therapy sessions will focus on conflict resolution and finding new and stronger ways to communicate with each other and address your individual and collective needs. I use proven methods that address conflict, de-escalate the negativity and work towards achieving a better way for the two of you to maintain and strengthen your bonds. Taking the initiative in seeking a more balanced, contended relationship? I will help guide you to fostering better communication and using both actions and words that lead to long-term harmony and (dare we say it) a happier life together. Want to find out how? Get in touch today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Couple’s therapy is a form of therapy that is carried out by a trained psychologist, therapist, or counsellor with the purpose of addressing any difficulties that are present in a couple’s relationship. By openly addressing these struggles, and discussing them, the goal is to find solutions that will strengthen your relationship.

Couple’s therapy involves your therapist creating a dialogue that will help get to the bottom of your relationship issues. This is often done by asking very specific questions or engaging in a variety of couple’s activities to improve communication, trust, and better understanding one another. Throughout couple’s therapy you will be equipped with skills to deal with your issues in your everyday life. From the first appointment, the goals should be made clear and from that point on, the process and progress is measured relative to those goals.

The first thing that people usually associate couple’s therapy with is infidelity. It’s obvious that a betrayal of trust like this can bring about a myriad of different issues; primarily revolving around trust. Other common issues in a relationship that can be resolved through couple’s therapy include: frequent arguments, poor communications, jealousy, expectations and assumptions, and sexual problems.

Couple’s therapy is about learning to communicate with each other about your issues. On top of improving your communication skills, you will learn skills like: resolving arguments effectively, working through your problems together, understanding one another better, and always appreciating and acknowledging your partners feelings.

There is a common misconception that couple’s therapy is only intended for when your relationship is going through a crisis. Any couple can benefit from couple’s therapy at any point in their relationship. If there is a specific life event or hardship that you’re facing, then we absolutely recommend seeking support. Even when you’ve worked through the initial issue that you were seeking help for, on-going couple’s therapy will continue to strengthen your relationship and provide continual support throughout your life together.

Before you’ve committed to seeing a therapist, do some research. Figure out what kind of experience the therapist has, what their background is, and whether or not they take insurance.

Once the logistics are figured out and you’ve selected a therapist, all you need to do is be ready to openly communicate with your partner and your therapist. Everybody has the same goal in the therapy session, so communicate honestly, listen intently, and work together.