Couple Counselling

Couple counselling typically assists couples to understand the nature and extent of conflict in their relationship. A couple may experience a feeling of unease or resentment that their emotional needs are not being met in the relationship. Couple counselling allows these issues to be discussed in a safe environment. It can offer a pathway to reconciliation and enrichment or to a respectful separation.

Couple therapy focuses on the problems existing in the relationship between two people. These problems always involve individual symptoms and issues as well as the relationship conflicts. 

Couple counselling therefore addresses both the relationship between the couple and the response of individuals to conflict - particularly the emotional vulnerabilities which can ensue.

Couple therapy involves learning how to communicate more effectively, and how to listen more closely. Couples can learn how to: avoid competing with each other, identify common life goals, and share responsibilities within their relationship. Sometimes the process is very similar to individual psychotherapy, sometimes it is more like mediation, and sometimes it is educational. The combination of these three components is what makes it effective.