Couples counselling provides an opportunity to address current and past experiences in a safe and supportive environment. By focusing on relational issues and their impacts, couples are able to achieve personal clarity which empowers each person to identify and share intimacy needs and desires more effectively. With guidance, couples gain insight and a deeper connection with themselves and their partner, often leading to a more fulfilling relationship.
When our relationship is in distress it can impact everything we do. Maybe you’ve been distant for a long time and want to re-connect and explore that old spark. Or maybe you have been living with secrets and want to heal.
At Experience Change counselling our therapists have specialised training to work with couples in distress in order to help establish thriving relationships. Sessions will look at your quality of relationship and its points of distress to build toward a stronger foundation. Our therapists are trained to see the cycle a couple is in and to work together to untangle areas of tension, while building toward healthier interactions. Often times sessions include practical tools on how to better communicate, explorations of personal family of origin experiences and how those experiences impact your current expectations of your relationship.
Past trauma can also influence how partners experience safety and understanding in relationships and by choosing to resolve the impacts of trauma couples can see a refreshing improvement in the quality of their connection and conflict interactions.
Relationship counselling issues could include but are not limited to:
- Repair broken trust
- Explore new ways to connect
- Discover healthy conflict strategies
- Change repeating bad habits
- Establish a firm foundation
- Experience a thriving relationship
- Premarital preparation
- Strengthening in-law relationships
- Establish and maintain healthy boundaries
- Life transitions (loss, loss of job, retirement, empty nesting, new baby, pregnancy loss, blending a family)
- Resolve traumatic events