Couples therapy provides a caring and supportive environment in which you can begin to work through the issues which are negatively affecting your relationship
In many cases, the idea of ever being able to repair your connection with a partner or loved one can seem impossible, perhaps due to factors such as
- A lack of communication
- A build up of resentment
- Changes in circumstances
- Loss of trust
- Misunderstanding of one another
Sharing these difficulties with someone external to your relationship can really help you to explore the dynamic of your relationship. This exploration can lead to a realisation of destructive patterns, conflicts and abuse which has not previously been acknowledged within your relationship.
Your therapist can then help you to work through these issues, in an attempt to resolve the underlying cause of your problems and to discover healthier patterns of relating to each other
There are many different techniques which may be applied by your therapist to create a more open environment, in which both parties will be more capable of seeing their difficult relationship from a new perspective.