If you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship, you may want to consult with a psychologist who can assist you in better understanding the nature of your relationship challenges. Counselling can provide strategies and support to help couples improve the quality of their relationship. At times, some couples may be unsure about whether the relationship is worth saving. In this case, joint sessions can help in the decision making process. Some common presenting issues that couples bring to therapy include:
- Frequent fighting
- Communication difficulties
- Low relationship satisfaction
- Sexual and intimacy challenges
- Financial difficulties
- Whether to stay in or end the relationship
How to improve and strengthen the relationship
Relationship change can happen when partners are willing to experiment with new, healthier ways of relating to each other, both in and outside of therapy. Through couples counselling you can deepen your connection, set healthy boundaries, ask for what you need, increase trust and even reignite your passion for one another.
The couples therapists at Defining Solutions draw on the Gottman method, and Emotion-focused couples therapy approaches, both of which have been well researched and support couples in making positive changes.