Being in relationship, and staying in relationship can be difficult at times.
Affairs, broken trust, excessive arguing, conflict with extended family, abuse, personal and family addictions, relational or financial stress, navigating different parenting styles, and learning to be partners in parenting after separation - each of these can strain or threaten a relationship.
All couples have conflict from time to time, and all go through seasons of difficulty. This is normal and natural. However, sometimes relational problems or other circumstances can arise that can wound relationships or etch away at respect. We long to heal and to connect, but healing and connection doesn't necessarily happen on its own.
I have extended training in Emotionally Focussed Couple Therapy (EFT), and Gottman Method Couples Therapy - and these are my primary theories that frame my approach with couples. As in individual counselling, I use an integrative approach, and draw on theories and practices that will work best for the client.
Couple counselling is about co-creating a roadmap to make your way through difficulty and grow a more positive and powerful connection.In the end, couple counselling can help couples resolve conflict and rebuild trust, practice how to "turn toward" instead of "turn away", and rediscover their love and respect for one another.