Is Couples Counselling something that can help you?
Is your relationship or marriage being damaged by conflict and arguments?
Are you feeling “stuck” and finding it difficult to see a way through?
Has there been a breach of trust or infidelity?
Is your parenting role affecting your relationship?
Are you facing challenges with your blended family?
Are there other problems that are disconnecting you from your partner?
Are you struggling with decisions relating to separation, divorce or ending your relationship?
Making time to consciously look at the difficulties that you are experiencing in your relationship is extremely important. Couples will benefit from attending counselling because the time is used to focus entirely on your relationship, exploring the external and internal pressures facing you as well as providing a neutral ground to open up communication and relate in a different way.. We understand that for many couples, taking the step into counselling can make them feel vulnerable and exposed. At ThoughtMatters, our aim is to create a safe, relaxed and non-judgemental space where problems, concerns, fears, worries and all sorts of other experiences can be explored and resolved, leading to a richer and more satisfying relationship.
How Can You Benefit from Couples Counselling? Couples Counselling can help you to:
get clear about the real problems or issues and your individual roles within that
identify your expectations of each other and of the relationship
gain insight into the family system and the patterns that affect your relationship
explore how each individual is able to respond differently and contribute to the solutions
openly discuss experiences that have been silenced by fear, worry or shame
discuss important decisions that may need to be made about or within the relationship
increase skills in identifying and satisfying your own needs within the relationship
How Does Couples Counselling Work? ThoughtMatters Counselling offers a combination of joint and individual sessions for couples. During the sessions, the counsellor is not there to make judgements about who is right or wrong or persuade you to take a particular course of action. Instead, questions will be asked that enable you to make discoveries about yourselves, your lives and your relationship. You will learn skills to be able to improve your communication and appreciation of each other and this work will create a foundation upon which you can build your relationship, whatever ways you choose. Where there is one partner who is resisting couples therapy, individual therapy can still provide strategies and clarity that profoundly impact the relationship. Contact Me to find out more about how ThoughtMatters couple and relationship counselling can support you.
Phone 0414 99 66 13 and speak directly to Vanessa to make an appointment