Areas of practice:

I draw from a variety of therapy styles including:

  • Adlerian Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness Approaches
  • Gottman Method
  • Nonviolent Communication

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Couples Therapy

People come to couples therapy for any number of reasons. Couples counselling and relationship therapy can help you navigate and resolve ongoing conflict and settle ongoing disputes. Sometimes couples come to therapy as a checkpoint before marriage or moving to the next significant step in the relationship, such as cohabiting or starting a family. Often, people find themselves in couples therapy for intervention relationship counselling at the height of ongoing conflict. Examples of a relationship crisis would be an imminent break-up, separation, divorce, or in response to an affair or infidelity. Couples therapy and relationship counselling works best as a prevention and maintenance option, although intervention can also be highly effective.

Couples Therapy Topics

 Some common topics explored in couples therapy includes communication, conflict resolution, parenting/differences in parenting styles, perpetual problems, premarital counseling, sexual intimacy, and building trust.

Couples in Crisis

When couples therapy is intended for acute relationship recovery in a crisis, partners may be recommended for individual counselling at the same time or before proceeding on a couples therapy journey. Individual history, attachment, behaviour, and relationship patterns that contribute to relationship breakdown can vary greatly, and so individual counselling can help to deepen self-awareness and prevent future relationship crises.

Couples Therapy Treatment

My goal as a couples therapist is to help individuals restore their sense of fondness towards one another, gain skills for healthy communication, learn to resolve conflicts faster, feel emotionally closer, support one another in individual and joined dreams, and learn to have fun and keep the spirit of enjoyment alive in their relationship.

How does treatment look?

Attachment
Gottman Method
Communication
Conflict resolution
Perpetual problems
Pre-marital counselling
Emotional & sexual intimacy
Affairs, infidelity & relationship recovery

Note: Couples who are experiencing physical abuse will be referred for individual therapy before couples therapy.

Curious about couples therapy?

Book your first couples therapy session today and get started on the path to the relationship of your dreams.