What should we expect in relationship therapy?
Almost all couples think that if only their partner would change, then the relationship would work or be what it used to be. But it’s not a one-sided issue.
Relationship therapy is a team effort where both of you will benefit from education, awareness and communication. Individual therapy can also be used to support your relationship goals.
Stage One – The affirmation
The first three sessions with me can be likened to a doctor completing a thorough diagnosis before treatment. Each of you completes a confidential online assessment that takes approximately two hours.
From this assessment, a strengths-based report is generated that provides a non-biased summary of your relationship based on the evidence provided. We then undertake an individual and a couple interview before agreeing on a way forward.
Stage Two – The desire map
We design a map to guide you towards a happy, lasting and stronger relationship. This is called an Intervention Plan where your shared relationship goals, unique to you, are
Stage Three – The journey
Together we meet for a series of sessions that run for between eight and 16 weeks(some couples take longer; it has taken time to create the state of the relationship, and it can take time to repair it). You’ll open the dialogue about relationship challenges, and I act as a coach, guide and mediator to keep you on track while we work through those challenges and examine the principles for lasting, happy relationships.
There are many ways of getting strong. Sometimes talking is the best way.
If your relationship has lost its way, communication is threadbare and intimacy is non-existent, I’m here to help.
Talk to me today – regardless of the source of your conflict, we’ll find the friendship you fear you have lost.