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The Benefits of Couples Therapy

The Benefits of Couples Therapy – All couples will face challenges within their relationship. The challenges may come from one or other of the couple or may be due to difficulties that are outside of the relationship, that are putting pressure on it. 

The aim of couples therapy is to help the couple address and resolve conflicts, improve communication and strengthen the relationship. It offers a supportive and safe environment for the partners to explore the issues they are having, gain understanding and work towards a mutually satisfying solution, even if that means that you go your separate ways.

Couples therapy can have the following benefits for your relationship.

  • Improved communication – by offering a structured environment for partners to express themselves honesty and to explore together how to move forward. This experience can lead to greater understanding, empathy and connection between the couple. It can also be a place where conflict resolution strategies can be learned and practiced so that future conflicts can be negotiated in a healthier manner and the needs of both partners can be met.
  • Building Trust – if there has been a breaking of trust within the relationship following a betrayal for instance, couples therapy can support the process of the partners rebuilding the trust, by facilitating honesty accountability and forgiveness.
  • Deeper Intimacy – if there has been a loss of intimacy or if you want to explore how you can simply deepen the intimacy or sexual connection you already have, couples therapy may help partners to do this by supporting them to communicate, be attuned and empathic towards their partner to hold the vulnerability that is needed to foster greater closeness.
  • Build Relationship Resilience – when people go through major life transitions, such as parenthood, career change, illness or a bereavement, for instance, a great deal of stress and emotional challenge can be thrown up that can have a negative impact on a relationship. Couples therapy can help couples with how they make the necessary adaptations whilst maintaining a strong bond.

Couple therapy can help couples to build healthier, happier relationships that are satisfying and fulfilling. It can also help couples come to a decision that separation is the what is best for both partners. If you are having difficulties in your relationship you might want to speak with Paul as a qualified couples therapist. To find out more about the counselling he offers please see the Couples Therapy Page

For more blogs on this website about couples or relationship counselling please take a look below

Relationship Counselling not just for couples

Relationship / Couples Counselling FAQs

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Relate also has some self-help tools on their website that you might find useful

Relate – Self-Help Tools

If you feel that you could benefit from relationship counselling and would like to discuss it further please call Paul for a short chat. on 07843 813 537 or fill in the form on the Contact Page, if he doesn’t answer he is probably in a session, please leave him a message and he will call you back as soon as he can.

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