7 December 2017

Relationship And Couples’ Therapy

 

Would you like a stronger and more emotionally fulfilling relationship?

Are you interested in resolving conflicts and differences in a way that enhances your connection?

 

Healthy relationships are the key to our longevity, success and happiness. Yet many of us struggle with the ones we care about the most. Each of us brings our own history, pain, fears and points of view into a relationship. We carry forward dysfunctional ways of communicating and relating to others. And we often find the way we communicate our needs actually sabotages our relationships.

The more we struggle to communicate with our partners, the more we may drive them away. We miss out on what we need the most – connection and intimacy. Arguments increase, the distance becomes wider, and we are caught in a cycle we don’t know how to stop. Or maybe we go through a difficult or painful experience and when we reach out for our partner, they don’t answer. They may have been going through their own tough time or maybe they misunderstood what was needed, or they just didn’t know how to help.

But in the end, the pain of knowing that they weren’t there for us when we needed them most forms a wound. This is a wound that just won’t heal on it’s own. We call these attachment injuries. With attachment injuries, the pain comes forward each time we try to get close. Over time we reach out to our partners less and less, creating a place inside of us that feels unworthy and unloved.

The primary goal of any couples counselling is to increase your understanding of yourself, your partner, and the patterns of interactions that have become detrimental to the relationship. Once these have been explored and understood, you are taught how to change your feelings, thoughts, and actions, to change ineffective or destructive behaviors into positive ones that will enhance your relationship.

For more information please give me a call or using the Booking Request Form.