Toronto Couples Counselling recognizes the need of establishing and maintain strong, meaningful connections in partnerships. Unhappy couples are more likely to experience relationship breakdown or divorce, as well as poorer levels of physical and emotional well-being. Using well-proven counseling strategies and approaches, they have assisted many married and unmarried couples in improving the quality of their relationships.
Couples therapy and marriage counseling are phrases that are frequently used interchangeably to describe a type of treatment for two persons in a committed, intimate relationship. Relationship counseling may be sought by couples to address issues such as a lack of connection, love, understanding, trust, or communication skills between two partners. Couple counseling can also be used to help people develop healthy boundaries and win-win outcomes in their relationships.
Marriage or pair counseling is frequently sought at times of conflict, crisis, or suffering, such as when one partner has an affair or abuse occurs in a relationship. When a relationship is in trouble, research suggests that couples who seek help outperform those who do not.
Couple counseling can help people rebuild a mutually productive, trustworthy relationship after going through such a chaotic or painful time. However, their relationship does not have to be in trouble for them to seek pair counselling. Many couples seek relationship therapy to improve the quality of a loving and supportive relationship that already exists.
They may want to strengthen their communication skills to avoid future disagreement, or they may want to provide tools to deal with difficult life events, such as when a couple considers having children, acquiring a home, or changing employment. Couple therapy can be sought by those who are married, unmarried, planning to marry, or have premarital, common-law, or dating relationships.
Who Attends Couple Therapy?
Not all couples who seek therapy are married, while marriage counselling accounts for a sizable portion of our clientele. Couples can be married, unmarried, planning to marry or premarital, common-law, and/or a same-sex relationship. It is not unusual for platonic friends to seek counselling to set appropriate boundaries and communication skills for developing a commercial partnership, such as co-founding a firm.
Why Should Seek Couples Counseling?
A couple may seek counselling for a variety of reasons. Some of the most prevalent issues that prompt people to seek couples therapy are as follows:
- Communication is difficult.
- Change in or absence of intimacy
- Feeling emotionally estranged.
- Constant squabbles, difficulties in resolving conflict
- Anger management issues
- Dealing with betrayal or infidelity.
- Problems with managing the division of labor.
- Parenting is difficult.
- Managing racial, cultural, ethnic, and religious differences.
- Managing huge life changes.
What Is the Role of Couple Therapy?
Counselling can assist a couple in developing better relationship skills and more effectively navigating conflict. Individuals in relationship counselling become more conscious of their communication and behavioral patterns. Without assistance, these negative habits can worsen, causing partners to avoid, disagree, argue constantly, or engage in other sorts of conflict. Therapy can help two people comprehend and reconcile to have a more beneficial exchange. Successful couples therapy partners report increased empathy and understanding, which eventually leads to a closer connection.