Couples Counselling FAQs
Relationships are hard work. The decision to start couples counselling is an extremely difficult and uncomfortable conclusion to land on. But rest assured, we’re here to help you with that. Regardless of the reasons why you’ve reached this conclusion, you’re probably lingering around the same questions many other couples do too. We hope that our answers to a few of the most frequently asked couples counselling questions will help.
Will Couples Counselling Work?
There are statistics that prove that for many couples, therapy can make a world of difference, resulting in positive, stable outcomes. Couples counselling’s effectiveness takes a number of factors into consideration:
training and constant, steady practice, how willing each partner is to change, the depth of your problems and how well you “click” with the therapists techniques.
There is no simple answer. All things considered, couples counselling can and will work with an ample amount of commitment, practice and the right therapeutic approach.
What happens during a session?
During a couples counselling session, you will have the opportunity to discuss concerns, clarify any problems and eventually move forward with your lives as happier, stronger individuals, as well as a happier, stronger couple. While the type and strategy of therapy will vary by relationship, couples counselling will teach you how communicate your feelings in new ways, provide advice on situations that may feel threatening, overwhelming and uncomfortable, and achieve goals together. During these sessions, you will be working towards many things together. Generally, the therapy works by learning to recognize the ineffective, negative cycles that can keep you and your partner from solving arguments. Understanding how couples counseling works is an important first step in the process.
How can my relationship benefit?
If you have relationship issues of any depth and character, you can benefit from couples counselling. If you are unhappy in your relationship, it’s time to think about the benefits you and your partner would gain with the right therapy that will help you and your spouse work through any issues at hand. Most importantly, you and your spouse will acquire many beneficial skills that will be useful beyond your sessions, into your day-to-day life. As the partners improve, the relationship can improve and flourish.
How do I get started?
The best way to get involved is by doing your research. Understand what couples counselling can do for you, for your partner, and for your relationship. Identifying the problems can often be complicated, but finding a solution is possible. Realistically speaking, wounds can heal with help, but no amount of therapy is going to make a relationship change unless both partners are willing to dedicate themselves to finding a solution. If both partners are on board, invested emotionally and want to resolve issues, then it’s time to find the right therapist for you.
While we may have covered the most frequently asked questions, couples counseling is a topic with many factors involved. So let’s talk about your relationship and find the perfect fit for you and your partner.
Contact us with any questions you may have about our therapy, couples counselling, or to book a consultation today.