Relationship therapy (couple counselling) helps you and your partner appreciate each other more, change your perspectives and be different together. You both interact to make the relationship how it is, you can both contribute to making it better.
Working together in relationship therapy can help you
The aim of therapy is to strengthen a relationship to cope with difficulties - not to achieve one that's 'perfect'. Where one partner is set on leaving, relationship therapy can help you separate with dignity.
Helping you understand yourself and your partner better is one of the key ingredients of how we work. We adapt to each couple’s needs and the issues they bring.
Firstly we’ll assess the situation with you and try to find ways to help you both. Secondly we’ll help you understand your own relationship needs and those of your partner. Finally your therapist will work to enable you to find new understanding for each other so you can cope better and feel better together.
In essence we aim to help you understand yourself and your partner better so you can both
Your relationship therapist can help you talk honestly so that both of you can express what you don’t like, what you would like and what changes in behaviour would help.
You’ll learn how to