How can a relationship therapist help me?
It can be difficult to admit you have got to the point where it is necessary to consult a couples therapist to help you with your relationship problems. It is also fairly common for one partner to be more enthusiastic about the idea than the other, meaning that even before you have sat down in the therapist’s chair you may have to address either your own or your partner’s doubts about therapy. Couples can choose a more methodical approach to their issues, using therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or a less rigidly structured talking therapy such as Psychodynamic Therapy.
How long does a couples therapy take?
If during the therapy sessions both partners are committed to analysing their relationship without resorting to blaming or gratuitous nastiness, then counselling for couples can show results early on. It can be more difficult to judge how long a course of counselling will take when there are two parties involved, as there is the potential for differing levels of commitment from each partner.
Is it necessary to attend couples sessions together?
It’s preferred to attend couples counselling sessions together as this allows for a more constructive environment for both of you. We do however offer one-on-one sessions with respective spouses in conjunction with longer-term couples therapy.
Is online counselling for couples effective?
Couples counselling is most effective when couples act quickly and decide to seek help before things become damaged beyond repair or the prospect of a friendly separation becomes unlikely. Even if your relationship woes only extend to bickering over household tasks, if it is affecting your relationship then it is never too soon to take steps to sort it out. The addition of an impartial intermediary and fresh pair of eyes in the form of a couples counsellor can be invaluable in lifting a couple out of a claustrophobic battle with one another.