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Couples Counselling

AS WITH INDIVIDUALS, I ENCOURAGE COUPLES TO SEEK HELP BEFORE THEIR PROBLEMS GET OUT OF HAND

Reasons to Seek Couples Counselling

  • Communication Problems

  • Abuse

  • An affair

  • Separation

  • Divorce

  • Co-existence

  • Inability to resolve differences

  • Staying together for the sake of the children



    Potential Benefits of Couples Counselling

    Support and feedback to develop new skills to improve your relationship, such as learning how to:

  • Communicate better
  • Argue in a healthier way
  • Resolve conflict and solve problems productively
  • Express painful emotions appropriately
  • State your needs clearly
  • Work through unresolved issues
  • Negotiate for change


What to Expect in Couples Counselling

1.    Equal time and attention and respect for your individuality

2.    Help to decide what the future may hold for each one of you, and you as a couple

3.    A safe judgement free environment to identify and communicate issues, feelings and 
        behaviours that are bothering you, and facilitate understanding and positive change

4.    Encouragment and support to:
 

  • Explain your concerns

  • Understand each other better

  • Explore whether there is still hope or whether to end your relationship

  • Talk to each other more

  • Identify your wants and needs and get to know yourself better

  • Identify what already works well in your relationship

  • Heal and move on from hurts

  • Identify your own individual resources and how to use them

  • Explore the impact of ending your relationship, both negatives and positives 

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