Couples and Key Couples Therapy
This is for people who wish to resolve relationship issues with a partner (Couple), or a relative such as a parent or sibling (Key Couple). This works similarly to Individual Therapy sessions, as I require we meet a minimum of once a week. In order to keep an unbiased relationship I will ask you both questions in the first meeting to better understand you both individually and as a pair. I would also like to clarify the aims you both have for therapy so we are all aiming towards the same outcome from therapy. If you both have different objectives from therapy then we will look to integrating both objectives in the aim for the outcome we choose to have. This is usually to find a way to resolve any conflicts and strengthen the relationship in forms of Trust, Love, Commitment, Capacity to hold each others differences and experiences and so on.
In Key/Couple Therapy I not only see you both as a couple or in relationship to one another, I also see you both in your own individual lives and history and how this shapes and affects you in the cuurent relationship. By bringing these aspects alive and into the relationship it allows space for a deeper understanding, higher regard and intimacy towards one another.
I also look at the conflicts that arise in the relationship and rather than looking over these conflicts, I bring the conflict to surface to resolve it by expanding on your communication skills whilst changing the communication and listening patterns so you form a deeper understanding and resolve towards one another.
Some of the issues which I regularly work with in Couples therapy is: infidelity/affairs, conflict resolution, working through bereavement, sexual problems pertaining to one or both partners, lack of connection, Improving ways of communication, childhood abuse affecting your relationship.
In Key Couples I often work with Parent and Child, Siblings.