FAQ I Couple Counselling
Is the session about individual counselling or relationship counselling?
We believe that relationships require work on both the couple and the individual. Often individuals bring their own stuff to a relationship but relationships can develop dynamics on their own. We believe in a therapy approach that balances both the individual and the relationship.
Should we both be at the first session together?
It is entirely up to your preference however, we suggest that if you have a number of issues and have been together for a number of years, it is usually best if each of you have 2 indivudal sessions first before then coming together. This gives us time to help you clarify your indivudal needs and perhaps do some skill building.
What if my partner does not want to come?
It is not uncommon for partners to be reluctant to see the ‘counsellor’. We encourage you to come on your own anyway, once they start seeing some of the things you are doing in the sessions (personality profiling and goal setting) they just might be inspired to come.
Working alone, we can provide you with strategies that just might help your situation and you may find that you can get your desired improvements by the changes or the insights that you gain alone. One person changing can and does change the dynamic in the relationship. You still have power in your relationship by making changes yourself.
Why choose us?
Our therapists understand the research behind what makes a successful relationship work and how to communicate in a way that enables you to feel heard, loved and understood.
Your therapist will help discover and build research based skills that will strengthen your relationship.
Sessions are available on weekdays, evenings and weekends email or phone with your preferred session time and a consultant will confirm within 1-2 hours.