Therapy for Couples

When you got together, you knew things wouldn’t always be perfect, but you never imagined your relationship would turn out like this.

It’s so lonely. And painful.

You feel so disconnected from this person you were once so close to. Your relationship feels more like you’re living with a room mate.

You miss the laughter, feeling understood and special.

Your sex life is non-existent.

You are too ashamed to tell anyone about the struggles that are taking over….after all, most people think you’re the perfect couple.  But, it’s so hard to be going through these things on your own. You’re scared if you don’t reach out for help your relationship won’t survive.

You try to stay busy with work, the kids and your friends. But, if you’re being honest, you don’t know how long you can keep going on like this.  

Unfortunately, most couples wait much too long to reach out for help. Acclaimed relationship and marriage expert Dr. John Gottman, found that couples wait an average of six years of being unhappy before getting help. That’s a long time to wait. 

If you and your partner are hurting I can help you (re)build a  better relationship.

If your partner is unable or unwilling to come to couples counselling, you can take steps on your own to address some of the challenges in your relationship. 

You can experience the intimacy, passion and connection you have been longing for.

What Happens in Couples Counselling?

We’re in this together.  Sessions will involve you having different kinds of conversations than you and your spouse/partner usually do. I’ll be there to slow things down, to guide you and help you discover what really drives the other person to react in the way that they do in disagreements.

Most importantly, we’ll work together to rebuild intimacy and help you to reconnect emotionally in your relationship.

My approach is compassionate and honouring towards both people. The couples I work with appreciate this because it means neither of them feels blamed and no one thinks I’m taking sides.

What makes me different?

I specialize in couples counselling.  Over the last decade, I’ve intentionally pursued training, supervision and focused clinical experience helping couples rebuild their relationships.

I use an approach called Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). It’s been well researched for more than 20 years and a leading therapy for couples work. Approximately 9 out of 10 couples will experience significant improvement in their relationship and 70-75% experience relationship recovery (meaning re establishing a healthy, connected, strong relationship).

Here are some of the ways I help couples in my Bedford, Nova Scotia Counselling Office:

Improve Communication

Restore Intimacy

Rebuild Trust

Pre-Marital

Finding the right therapist is really important.

The relationship between you and your therapist is the biggest predictor of success in couples counselling.

Contact me for a free, 15-minute no-obligation consultation call so we can chat about working together. 

I want you to be confident that I’m the right fit.

If you’re looking to include your faith in the process of restoring your marriage, you’ve found a safe place to have those conversations too.

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