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What are the ingredients for getting the most out of couples therapy?

  1. Motivated couples can start to understand and explore their problems from a different perspective.
  2. You can learn to recognise and manage the triggers of bad behaviour and learn resolve conflicts.
  3. Together you can improve communication that may have eroded the quality of your connection and interactions. Many couples unfortunately reach an impasse where they lose the ability to be vulnerable and trust.
  4. Therapy can provide a space to help you work through difficult issues and put aside the past that prevents you both from moving on.
  5. You can decide to rebuild your relationship or marriage and make a renewed commitment, or clarify the reasons why you need to separate or end the marriage.
  6. For relationship therapy or marriage counselling to be effective, both of you need to be willing to take responsibility for your part in the problems you have experienced, to take responsibility and accept each other’s short comings. Both of you need to be willing and motivated to repair the relationship.
  7. It is important for you both to have realistic expectations because it takes more than a couples of sessions to uncover the dynamics that have created the difficulty and establish new one to begin the process of transformation.