Couples counselling helps you deal with things in the relationship that you find hard to sort-out yourselves. That’s it in a nutshell, but, there’s more to it than that. Here’s a link to a Guardian Newspaper article which explains why couples counselling is worth considering.
What’s the main purpose of couples counselling?
If you’re having trouble communicating with each other or have realized you’re stuck around a particular issues then with the help of a couples therapist (who is a neutral moderator), couples counselling can you make sense of what’s going on. The main purpose is to enable you to make the changes you want to make in your relationships.
How do you work as a couples therapist?
My starting point is that if you are thinking of coming to couples counselling you care about your relationship. Following an initial mutual assessment I work for a minimum of 6 weekly sessions.
Each couple is unique and each relationship has its own needs but the initial 6 sessions is enough for many couples.
As a therapist I work with four different relationships all at the same time:
- The couple.
- The relationship between the partners in a couple
- Each person in the couple as they relate to each other
- Each person in the couple as they relate to themselves
My role is to nurture all four relationships whilst focusing on supporting the couple and each individual in the partnership to communicate honestly, safely and authentically about what’s brought them to this point in their relationship.