Couples counselling differs from individual counselling in that the relationship is considered to be the client. Patterns of communication are explored in a non-pathologizing way to discover the underlying emotions that fuel negative interactions. It offers the opportunity to process unresolved hurts and betrayals to make way for a more secure bond. Skills can be developed to allow for more productive communication and with that comes a restored sense of affection and gratitude towards one another.
Research has shown that strong relationship bonds characterized by secure attachment can act as a buffer against the stresses of life and couples counselling aims to develop these bonds through restructuring how couples interact. In couples counselling, the client is considered to be the relationship itself and care is taken to avoid siding with one partner. Instead, the shared goal of everyone involved is to discover and overcome barriers to connecting.
With clinicians of many languages and backgrounds in convenient locations, we provide effective counselling services tailored to your unique situation.