Our couple relationships can be a great source of hope and satisfaction, but when they take a wrong turn, they can leave us feeling alone, resentful and disappointed. You may be experiencing difficulties communicating, frequent arguments, betrayal or may be struggling with major life events.
Couple therapy can foster a deeper understanding of ourselves and the relationship we have created together with our partner. Couples often find that expressing their difficult feelings in front of an impartial, trained therapist can provide relief – that they have come together to work on something important to them both and are able to gain valuable insight into their problems. By reflecting on what each partner brings to the relationship, blame can be relinquished, leaving space for collaboration, empathy and understanding to flourish.
Though there is no one-size-fits-all solution, many couples find that it takes only a short period of therapy to enable them to make constructive and long-lasting changes that benefit and strengthen their relationship.
You may choose to come to individual therapy because you are struggling with a major life decision or you may be feeling unhappy or dissatisfied or have trouble sustaining healthy relationships with others. You may be feeling anxious, sad or lacking in self-confidence.
Individual therapy focuses on our thought processes and behaviours, and the significance we attribute to particular patterns and ways of being. Being heard in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space can allow you to become more aware of your actions, coping mechanisms and vulnerabilities - fostering the opportunity for long-term change.