Couples therapy can facilitate understanding and perspective. The aim is to encourage really effective communication as this can break down when there are conflicts and confusion; the feeling of going round in circles. In couples therapy the therapist is there to be supportive to both people in a safe confidential setting.
I will help you bring out into the open what you value in your relationship, and what you’d like to see changed. My role shifts as we work through your issues: at times a facilitator, at others a mediator, sometimes an active observer, bringing a different perspective through my experience and expertise.
Like many couples I see, you may be worried I will take sides. What you will find if we work together is that I will pay equal attention to you both, that I will get to know how you both see and experience your situation. I am interested in both of you as individuals, and how you relate together. I am here not to pass judgement but to help you to support each other to find your way in your relationship.
Couple therapy allows you to make thoughtful decisions about your relationship, which may include rejuvenating it, but occasionally it may mean making a decision to end it. If that’s the case, therapy can help you come to a more amicable resolution.