Relationship therapy can be done individually, or as a couple or family—if both members of a relationship agree that there are some issues to work on, coming to therapy together can address both members’ concerns and dramatically improve the quality of the relationship. A good relationship therapist will take the time to understand and address both sides and help reach a resolution that everyone is comfortable with.
A marriage therapist can offer you an unbiased perspective and give you a safe place to explore your feelings about a relationship. Your therapist might also point out patterns or dynamics to help you understand what is going on in the relationship.
Whether you’re having trouble emotionally connecting with your partner or you’re just looking to rekindle your original romance, I can help.
I help couples rediscover joy of being together, deepen communication and resolve conflict. I believe it is only through re-connection that we restore to our original wholeness. That is why I love to facilitate the transformation that takes place when people finally meet each other in their essence.
Gottman Method in marriage counselling
John M. Gottman is a world-famous psychologist. He became well known by being able to predict with over 94% accuracy whether couples would divorce. He was also named one of the 10 most influential therapists of the past quarter century.
The Gottman Method of relationship starts by laying out a few fundamental goals, including:
-Disarming conflict through verbal communication
-Enhancing respect and affection
-Removing barriers which create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations
-Creating a heightened sense of empathy and understanding on all sides of the relationship
In order to do that, Gottman outlines a number of practical procedures, including building “love maps” which express each partner’s worries, stresses, joys, and hopes. Other steps include building a positive perspective to problem solving and creating shared meanings and stories across the relationship.
Our professionally-trained counsellors walk couples through each step in order to meet all the goals outlined above. The end result is a happier, healthier, and more fruitful relationship which is equipped with the tools needed to manage conflicts and enhance trust.