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Treatment for Relationship Difficulties in

Individual or Couples Counselling

Intimate relationships can be one of the most beautiful and painful aspects of life. Even when we have found a relationship with understanding, acceptance and love, we are still vulnerable to issues that can put significant pressure on us, our partner, and the relationship. We also experience different types of challenges through the phases of our lives and the way we cope with these challenges can often differ from our partner. Unfortunately, these challenges can lead to issues in our relationships, such as:

  • Arguments

  • Complacency

  • Conflict

  • Disconnection

  • Divorce

  • Infidelity

  • Intimacy Issues

  • Mental Illness

  • Neglect

  • Separation

  • Sexual Difficulties

  • Violence

When to Seek Help

A common issue is that couples avoid counselling until they are at breaking point. While this is understandable, the problem with this strategy is that there is a lot more pain, bitterness and work to do when counselling starts. It is much better to address issues early so that you can both get back to enjoying each others company.

 

Here is a list of common signs that relationship counselling could be helpful:

  1. If conversations tend to leave one or both partners feeling depressed, insecure, disregarded, or wanting to avoid future conversations.

  2. When one or both partners consider having an affair or has had an affair(s). Recovering from an affair is not impossible, it does take a lot of work.

  3. If either of you feels a lack of intimacy and that you might as well be roommates.

  4. When the partners do not know how to resolve their differences and the same issues keep on triggering horrible fights.

  5. When the only resolution appears to be separation.

  6. When a couple is only staying together for the sake of children.

How Couples Counselling Works

 

We are passionate and highly skilled in improving the quality of relationships and marriages of all shapes and sizes. We primarily help couples by using the Gottman Method which is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple's relationship dynamics and integrates research-based interventions.

Interventions are designed to help couples strengthen their relationships in three primary areas:

  1. Friendship

  2. Conflict management

  3. The creation of shared meaning

 

Couples will learn to replace their negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts. Our interventions are designed to increase closeness, promote intimacy and trust, improve friendship, deepen emotional connection, and create changes which help couples achieve shared and individual goals. Relapse prevention is also addressed.

Our goal is to provide effective tools that couples can use to overcome difficulties in their relationship. Alternatively, there are situations where it may be best to end the relationship and we will support and guide you to a healthy and amicable separation.