Finding marriage therapy | What to consider and choosing whether online therapy is ideal for you
Marriage therapy, also known as couples therapy or relationship, is useful for learning how to communicate in a healthier way and resolving a range of relationship issues. Rather than just having sessions individually, you and your partner will both see a therapist together. Online marriage counselling is a great option for you if you both lead busy lives, and you need to consider a range of factors when finding online marriage therapy.
Here, we explore whether online marriage therapy may be the best option for you, how marriage therapy can be beneficial, and what you should consider when finding online marriage therapy. We also look at how effective online marriage therapy can be, and explain how British CBT & Counselling can help.
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Read the key benefits of online marriage therapy and whether it may be suitable for you.
Find out how online or in person marriage therapy could benefit you.
Read our tips on finding a marriage therapist.
We answer frequently asked questions on marriage therapy.
What are the key benefits of seeking marriage therapy?
Arranging to see a therapist specialising in relationship support for your marriage provides a totally impartial and highly skilled source of support. It can be particularly beneficial if you find that talking to a trusted friend or someone close to you isn’t beneficial enough in helping you to understand each other’s point of view and progress forward.
Marriage therapists personalise their approach, remaining empathetic but unbiased. They also know the latest methods and exercises to help improve relationships and work through issues. Marriage therapists will likely suggest helpful homework exercises you can try each day to make your relationship more stable and to be more considerate and conscious of each other’s needs.
Find out more about the benefits of relationship therapy in our guide Is couples therapy worth it?
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Finding online marriage therapy – what to consider
Marriage therapists are trained in recommending the best therapy methods and techniques for your individual circumstance. For example, if your marriage is affected by conflict that arises due to negative thought patterns, cognitive behavioural therapy may be recommended. If you already have an idea of what you want from therapy – for example, if you feel cognitive behavioural therapy would benefit you, you can find a counselling service that specialise in cognitive behavioural therapy.
We also recommend choosing a counsellor or service with lots of previous experience in couples counselling in particular rather than just individual counselling, as this can ensure you receive therapy of the best quality from an experienced specialist.
At British CBT & Counselling, our psychologists have spent between seven and nine years training to enable people to overcome their emotional difficulties via CBT Counselling. In addition to practicing privately, many hold (or have recently held) senior positions in the NHS. Find out more about the couples counselling services we offer here.
When looking for online marriage therapy, it can also be beneficial to consider the following:
How experienced is the therapist/counselling service in marriage therapy?
Does your counsellor have a good reputation/positive reviews?
What problems are you hoping to overcome in couples therapy? It can help to keep a note of what to want to achieve in preparation for having your first session.
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Should you choose online or in person marriage therapy?
The best option for you depends on your circumstances and which option you feel would benefit you more. If you cannot easily travel to a therapist to attend sessions or if you both lead busy lives, online couples therapy can be a great option. You may also feel more comfortable talking to a therapist online rather than in person, particularly if you are nervous about your first session or if therapy is new to you. If you and your partner struggle to communicate calmly together, online sessions may also be more ideal if you are uncomfortable being in the same room for the sessions.
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Read more about the benefits of online couples therapy here.
You may, however, be able to forge a more personal connection with your therapist. It may also be beneficial for you to leave your home environment and sit in a neutral environment to talk to a therapist.
How we can help
The British CBT & Counselling Service offers online marriage therapy for those looking for a more flexible option, which can be done from the comfort of your own home, with a therapist you may not otherwise have easy access to, as they may not be based near where you live. Going online gives more scope and makes it easier to find couples therapy that you are comfortable with.
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How we can help
If you think that online marriage therapy could help you, then the British CBT & Counselling Service is here to help. We offer relationship couples counselling online so that you can get the support you need.
Get in touch with us to see how we can help you and your partner gain deeper clarity and understanding.
Frequently asked questions – finding online marriage therapy
How is online marriage counselling different to face to face?
Online therapy should provide you with the same experience as face-to-face therapy, other than the fact that sessions take place virtually rather than in person.
Can a marriage therapist help if you only want one session?
Single session therapy can be beneficial and is provided by some therapists, however, it is suggested that you leave the possibility of more therapy sessions open.
What does virtual relationship therapy help with?
Virtual relationship therapy can help with many varying issues, ranging from communication difficulties to problems with a partner suffering with addiction. The type of marriage therapy technique offered to you depends on your issues and what you want to achieve.
How frequently do you need to attend online marriage therapy sessions?
It is a good idea to engage in weekly marriage therapy sessions.
What is the success rate of marriage therapy?
A commonly discussed figure in this category of psychology is that 70% of couples benefit from a trained counsellor’s intervention.
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