Whenever I ask clients what is an important thing to them in life - Relationships, connection, love and intimacy often takes the top place. Relationships with partners, family, friends, children, parents and colleagues gives you both lives greatest joys and heartaches. I can help you to experience the joys more fully and often, and work with the heartaches with calmness, kindness and acceptance.
Together or individual?
There are two ways to do therapy for relationships - on your own or together with the other person. The first is called Individual therapy for Relationships and the second Relationship therapy including therapy for couples.
Often clients who seek to resolve relationship issues accept they can’t bring their partner, so Individual therapy suits them. This option can also be the best fit when you recognise your own behaviour, moods or emotions are at the root of the issue you or the other is facing then Individual therapy may be right for you.
On the other side, if the other person perhaps is a little bit open to Relationship Therapy( They don’t have to excited or even want to believe it will” work”, just willing to try it out for some sessions, then perhaps a together session is suitable.
How does individual therapy for Relationships work?
Now you might ne thinking that for your relationship to improve, both partners need to be involved. While that can be at times the ideal, it is possible to influence, not control the other persons behaviour towards a healthier relationship for both people. Using the principles and techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I can help you respond differently to your partner and even your own reactions