You may decide to seek couple therapy in times of crisis, when you feel stuck or you recognise the need to improve the overall quality of your relationship and how you communicate.
Issues that can be helpfully addressed in couple therapy include:
Couple therapy can also be helpful when you have decided to separate and want to do so in the least damaging way to yourselves and any children.
Working with an experienced couple therapist offers you, as a couple, the opportunity to express your feelings and listen to each other in a safe and respectful place. Together, you will have the opportunity to experience and understand more clearly the dynamics of your relationship including influences from your own upbringing. You will also learn how to communicate with each other in a more authentic and helpful way and make changes in your relationship more deeply as well as on a day to day basis.
Trained as a couple therapist, I have nine years’ experience of working with couples as well as many years previous experience as a family mediator in working with couples on relationship breakdown.