Couple therapy helps the two partners reconnect. Together we will rekindle love which has grown stale because of work obligations and child-rearing. We will put a stop to mutual neglect and filling your relationship with negative messages. In couple therapy we will overcome inadequate relationships skills that spouses may have brought from their primary families. We will remove all obstacles on the path to your common goals.
Some couples choose couple therapy simply because they want to part in a friendly way, with respect and responsibility.
In couple therapy I will equip you with various useful techniques to improve your relationship.
Mere knowing these techniques is not enough: you need to apply them, think about them and use them on daily basis, if you want change to occur.
Note: I can only help you to the level you want to achieve – with your willingness, hard work, activities, and loyalty.
Together, we will improve the quality of your intimate partner relationship on various levels:
- Strengthening mutual trust between the two partners
- Taking responsibility
- Clear expressing of your needs and desires
- Developing compassion for oneself and your partner
- Focusing on your goals
- Focusing on the key points of your relationship
- Money management
Approaches I use in couple therapy
In couple therapy, I use different approaches, such as relational family therapy, Imago therapy, Gottman method, cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, play therapy, various relaxation techniques, visualization, goal writing, etc. – depending on each specific situation.
During therapy sessions you will focus on your relationship goals and begin to consciously change your behaviors. You will learn how to eliminate or reduce behaviors that affect your relationship, and strengthen and develop those behaviors that positively influence your relationship: your connectedness, trust, and friendship.
The most common reasons why couples begin therapy:
- The deterioration of a mutual relationship
- Frequent painful quarrels or ‘silent’ days (because of finances, sex, household chores, parenting, in-laws etc.)
- Affairs (cheating); the involvement of a third person
- Emotional distance and coldness
- The threats of separation; separation
- Incapability of profound dialogue and conflict-solving
- Difficulties due to conflicting attitudes towards money (one of the partners tends to spend money, the other to save it)
- Sexual issues (due to differences in sexual desire, in the ways of sexual satisfaction etc.)
- Fantasizing about better relationship with someone else
- Problems with child-rearing and attitude towards children
- Violence in partnership (physical, mental, insults, depreciation)
- Depression in one of the partners
- Stress due to work overload (children, household chores etc.)
- Partner’s absence from family life
- Issues in patchwork families where one or both partners are divorced and have children from previous relationships
- Excessive use of psychoactive substances or addiction to alcohol and / or drugs
- Addiction to a certain type of behavior (relationships, sex, pornography, self-harming etc.)