Your counseling sessions will begin with exploring the issues in your relationship from each of your perspectives. This will include one-on-one sessions with each partner. As we progress you’ll learn techniques to improve communication with your partner. You’ll then work with your partner to negotiate a future for your relationship, and to then co-create a roadmap towards this future. The couples counseling process usually takes between five and ten sessions to complete. Once the process is complete you will have the option to book ‘refresh’ sessions as required to support the changes in your relationship. All intimate relationships come under pressure from external and internal influences. Common relationship pressures include infidelity, sexual issues and the impact of children or relations with the extended family. However, financial problems, the impact of partner’s career, health problems and addiction can also put pressure on a relationship. Typically these issues will be amplified by communication problems within the relationship, which can quickly bring a relationship to crisis point. This can leave one or both partners feeling disengaged from the relationship, or as if they have outgrown their partner. My couples counseling process creates a supportive environment in which I will assist you in improving communication within your relationships, reconnecting with the positive energies that initially brought you together and then working together to negotiate a future for you relationship. What happens in therapy In therapy, you are assisted to heal the wounds from the past and the present. You are assisted to find and heal the missing pieces of yourself and to reconnect with the real you. You are supported and guided to find joy and meaning in life. You are assisted to learn coping mechanisms to deal with the challenges in your life. As you connect with and heal yourself, you are able to influence existing relationships positively and are able to choose to surround yourself with meaningful relationships. You are guided to create the life that you choose.