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Reignite your relationship with couples therapy

Couples counselling, also known as couples psychotherapy or marriage therapy, is a type of talk therapy that helps couples resolve problems and conflicts that they’re unable to find solutions to on their own. This kind of therapy can be beneficial for couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship. Both partners sit down with a psychotherapist and discuss their thoughts and feelings. The therapist will help the couple to get to know themselves and each other better.

If you and your partner are open to making changes in your relationship, your therapist will guide on the best way to do so. Couples therapy can help couples to communicate more effectively and understand each other’s needs and wants. You and your partner will develop conflict-resolution skills. Couples psychotherapy can help to improve the overall quality of the relationship.

The benefits of engaging with a Purposeful Change therapist

When couples are experiencing difficulties in their relationship, they may benefit from speaking a therapist to help identify the source problems and develop strategies for resolving conflict. In addition, couples psychotherapy can provide a safe space for you and your partner to talk about sensitive topics without fear of judgement or criticism. Through therapy and mediation, you can learn to communicate more effectively. You’ll also learn to express your needs and feelings and develop a deeper understanding for one another.

Our psychotherapists can make you feel less alone and more connected to your partner. Couples counselling can help with a range of issues such as:

  • Communication problems
  • Conflict resolution
  • Intimacy issues
  • Major life transitions
  • How to cope as new parents
  • Jealousy
  • Financial disagreements
  • Infidelity
  • Emotional connection
  • Seperation
  • Family dynamics

Helpful approaches and therapy models

Psychotherapy can be a helpful tool during relationship counselling. In talk therapy, you and your partner can explore the root causes of your relationship problems and learn new ways to communicate. This can help you both understand and resolve your differences, leading to a stronger, more stable partnership or marriage. There are a variety of psychotherapy models that can be used during couples counselling, so it is important to find a therapist trained in modalities that works well for your specific needs. With the help of a trained therapist, couples can overcome their challenges and build a more fulfilling relationship.

These approaches may includes education about relationship dynamics that can help you both understand each other and avoid patterns of conflict. Communication and relationship exercises can also help couples improve their connection. These models may emphasize the importance of empathy and understanding in relationships. Whichever process is chosen, the goal is to help build a stronger, lasting bond.

Making the most out of couples counselling

In order to get the most out of therapy, each person should come to the session prepared with their objectives and a plan for how to achieve them. This approach may require some effort, but it is worth it in order to create the relationship you desire. Through talk therapy, you and your partner can learn more about each other and find new ways to communicate and connect. With this type of preparation, you can make the most of your therapy sessions and take your relationship to the next level.

Considerations if your partner isn’t ready

It is not uncommon for couples to consider therapy at some point in their relationship. After all, even the strongest relationships can experience difficulties. Couples psychotherapy is a great way to bring your relationship concerns into the open, where you can work on them together with an experienced therapist who knows how best support people in these situations. Even if your partner is resistant to attending couples counseling or doesn’t want take the step yet, your therapist will talk you through strategies and considerations you can make individually that’ll support a change in your relationship.

What to expect during a session with your partner

During your online video appointment, your therapist will help you and your partner identify and understand each others unique strengths and challenges. You will also work together to develop new communication and conflict resolution skills. During each session, your therapist will encourage you both to share thoughts and feelings openly and honestly. Your psychotherapist may also assign homework exercises for the you to complete between sessions. Online appointments with Purposeful Change make attending therapy sessions convenient.

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