Marriage Counselling & Relationship Therapy
Who is ACT for?
Our intimate relationships provide us with a sense of balance, peace and emotional wellbeing. If these are compromised, it can have a negative impact on every part of our lives.
Who is Marriage/Couples Counselling for?
AMANDA & DAVID, Clapham
What Does Treatment Involve?
You will meet with one of our Therapists, as a couple, for an initial session. This will last between 50-90 minutes (you can decide this prior to the meeting). During this session both you and your partner will be asked in turn to outline the relationship problems that have brought you along to the session, your goals for counselling, the potential obstacles to these goals and any worries or concerns that you have about the process. During this initial session your Therapist will also give you some initial information about what you can expect from Couples therapy.
It is the work that you do outside of sessions that will make the biggest difference to your relationship. Based on your initial session, your Therapist will set you and your partner some tasks to complete before you meet again. Tasks may include keeping detailed records of misunderstanding or arguments, diaries of your thoughts and feelings, listening to a recording of your counselling sessions and practising specific techniques to reduce unhelpful behaviours.
Following your initial couples counselling session with your partner you will each meet individually with the Psychologist so that they can gain a better understanding of what you each contribute to the marriage/relationship and to give you the space to explore and discuss the issues you face without your partner present.
Your Therapist will then meet with you as a couple and present a detailed formulation and treatment plan that will explain why you and your partner are experiencing difficulties and what you can do to change this.
Over the course of the next 10-15 sessions (this is the average minimum number of session) your Therapist will guide you and your partner through the process of making these changes using a combination of couples and individual sessions and homework tasks.
Once you and your partner are satisfied that you have created a happier and more fulfilling relationship for yourselves your Therapist will offer you a number of follow up sessions to help you to secure these changes and tackle any teething problems.
All of our Therapists offer Marriage counselling.