At times in our relationships, we experience difficulties. If you and your partner are having a hard time resolving issues between yourselves, couple therapy can help.
Having an impartial professional hear both of you out, help you work through your issues, and lead you back on to the right path can be enough to save a relationship.
Counselling can also be very useful to strengthen an existing relationship.
People usually seek couples counselling to either:
- bring a deeper closeness and sense of connection to the relationship
- solve a particular issue
- prepare for marriage
- decide to end a relationship.
It takes two to tango
Deciding whether to seek couples counselling is a decision that you and your partner must make together—and both of you need to agree to be willing participants. It’s no use dragging someone along who really doesn’t want to be there.
You can only get results from therapy if you are willing to be open and invest a little of yourself. However much you put in, that’s how much you’ll get out.
Types of Couples and Marriage Counselling
For couples who are unhappy
At The Psych Professionals, we offer evidence-based approaches to couple and marriage therapy, including Integrative-Behavioural Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).
For couples who are happy
We also offer Couple Relationship Education aimed at couples who are satisfied in their relationship but wish to further strengthen their partnership.
Relationship Issues We Can Help With
The specific issues addressed within couples therapy vary greatly for each couple. Whether the issues feel big or small, if they are causing problems, they are important. Couples counselling can help resolve these issues, whether that means you stay together or split up.
Issues that commonly lead couples to seek counselling include:
- emotional hurt
- domestic violence
- communication breakdown
- contrasting parenting styles
- different beliefs (including religious)
- conflict management
- lack of trust
- financial stress
- sexual disconnection
- feeling unfulfilled
- unmet expectations.
Make an appointment
If you and your partner are ready to make an appointment, you can do so with our online appointment form.
Alternatively, if you’d like to talk to us about our couples counselling and relationship therapy services, contact us today at one of our two practices (Loganholme or Capalaba). We’d be happy to talk to you about the process and put your mind at ease.