Individuals will be taught to communicate effectively, explore their own needs and those of their partner, and also to problem solve to meet those needs. Out-of-session practice tasks will be provided to help further build connection in the partnership.
The sessions can explore past relationships and childhood experiences that have shaped your belief systems and communication styles. All shaming, blaming, criticising, cynical and attacking behaviour is eliminated immediately. It is not productive and has no place in building a collaborative partnership. That doesn’t mean hurts and frustrations won’t be expressed but I will teach you how to do this in a safe, mature and productive way.
Most people come to their first couples therapy session a little nervous but leave feeling like it’s been “no big deal” and quite relieving.
People wishing to have couples therapy will also need to attend a two day workshop in addition to their regular therapy sessions and purchase and read a set text on relationships.