Couples therapy is inclusive of both pre-marital and marital counselling. Couples therapy aims to address ineffective patterns of communication that underlie each partner’s concerns. Couples therapy assists couples in improving their communication in order that:
Pre-marital counselling assists couples in creating firm foundations built on effective communication, understanding and mutual benefit. This therapy significantly increases the couple’s chances of a more satisfying long term relationship.
Initially each partner will meet with the therapist individually. This provides them with the opportunity to discuss concerns, needs and frustrations about the relationship. The aim here is that each partner is able to enter joined sessions with a more effective style of communicating thus facilitating more productive, results based sessions.