COUPLES COUNSELLING

When we start a relationship we don't think of, or plan for fighting, conflict and disconnect to put a divide between you and your partner. In a relationship there is bound to be conflict and disagreement, but it is how we handle challenges that can help build up a relationship, or tear it down. Whether these issues have slowly impacted your relationship, or there have been clear events that have put your relationship in question, counselling can be the space you need to figure out your next step.

 

Couples seek counselling for a number of reasons. Whether it is to maintain a healthy and positive relationship, or because of conflict, infidelity, looking to reconnect after long-distance or when becoming empty-nesters, counselling can help create the safe space needed to have difficult conversations. Sometimes couples are quick to call it quits, when there could be a second chance for the relationship to blossom again after working through the problem.

Deciding to go to couples counselling can feel like a big step. It makes things real... that things are not perfect in your relationship, which is often scary to admit. In the beginning of a relationship we don't set an expiration date; we don't think of or plan for challenging moments, conflict or life changes to impact your once happy relationship. There is no relationship without conflict. Having two different individuals merge their lives together requires negotiations. Conflict is not a negative thing - as many have believed - it's a natural occurrence and an opportunity to work together on solving the problem and finding a solution.

 

Couples seek counselling for a number of reasons. Whether it is to maintain a healthy and positive relationship, or because of ongoing conflict, infidelity, looking to reconnect after long-distance or when becoming empty-nesters, counselling can help create the safe space needed to have difficult conversations. Sometimes couples are quick to call it quits, when there could be a second chance for the relationship to blossom again after working through the problem.

Issues that can be present during Couples Counselling:

  • Communication

  • Rebuilding Trust

  • Managing Expectations

  • Betrayal/Infidelity  

  • Managing Conflict

  • Sex and Romance

  • Parenting Issues

  • Closeness and Intimacy

  • Family Dynamics

  • Co-Parenting Strategies

  • Affection and Passion

  • Stress

  • Life Transitions

  • Trauma

  • Abuse (emotional, verbal, physical, etc.)

  • Loss and Grieving 

I work with clients together, but also find that meeting with each person individually helps me learn more about what each individual feels the problems are in the relationship, and it can create a more fluid counselling experience. I like to hear about the strengths in your relationship, your relationship origin story, and where you hope counselling will take you. 

If you are ready to take the next step into rebuilding yourself and your relationship, click the button below to schedule a free consultation.

(519)584-4240

16 John Street West

Waterloo, ON

Canada

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