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Couples Counselling

Updated: May 30

The purpose of couples counselling is multifaceted, aiming to address various aspects of a relationship and support the couple in achieving greater satisfaction and harmony. Some essential goals include:

  • Enhancing communication: helping to improve communication patterns, teaching partners how to express their needs, feelings and concerns effectively while actively listening

  • Resolving conflict: couples learn constructive ways to address and resolve conflicts, reducing negative interactions and fostering a deeper understanding of each other's perspectives

  • Rebuilding trust: For couples dealing with breaches of trust or betrayals, counselling provides a safe space to address underlying issues, rebuild trust and work towards forgiveness and reconciliation.

  • Strengthening connection: counselling helps couples to reconnect emotionally and rebuild intimacy, fostering a deeper sense of closeness, affection, and mutual support.

  • Managing transitions: counselling supports couples during major life transitions such as marriage, parenthood, relocation or career changes, helping them navigate these changes while maintaining a strong bond

  • Addressing Individual Issues: couples counselling addresses individual issues that may impact the relationship, such as mental health concerns, past traumas or personal stressors

  • Improving problem solving skills: couples learn effective problem solving strategies, enabling them to collaborate on finding solutions and making decisions that benefit their relationship

  • Enhancing relationship satisfaction: by addressing underlying issues and improving communication and conflict resolution skills, couples counselling aims to increase overall relationship satisfaction and happiness

  • Preventing future challenges: counselling equips couples with tools aimed at the prevention of future conflicts and maintaining a healthy and fulfilling relationship over the long term

  • Facilitating growth and development: couples counselling provides an opportunity for personal growth and development, helping partners learn more about themselves, their needs and their relationship dynamics

Ultimately, the purpose of couples counselling is to empower couples to build stronger, healthier, and more resilient relationships, enabling them to navigate challenges, deepen their connection, and thrive together. If you and your partner are looking for counselling or have any questions about the Gottman Method, please arrange a consultation with Tammy for online couples counselling

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