Couples | Family Therapy

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Couples & Family Counselling & Therapy in London

It is often thought that couples counselling or relationship therapy is different from individual psychotherapy as the focus is on the relationship between the two people involved and not so much the specific issues of one individual. The relationship is considered to be the patient in need of help.

Couples Counselling or Relationship Psychotherapy

However, although the main focus of couple therapy is the problems existing in the relationship between two people, an exploration into each individual’s issues and difficulties is necessary in order to understand better the relationship conflicts. For example, frequent arguing within the relationship may be better understood by exploring the individual’s anxiety, anger or depression.

In relationship therapy, the psychotherapist or counsellor helps you and your partner identify the conflict issues within your relationship.

This is in order for you to be aware of and able to make appropriate changes in your behaviour as an individual and also make healthy decisions regarding your interaction as a couple within the relationship.
Relationship therapy is concerned with the couple learning how to communicate more effectively, and also how to listen better to each other. These two things are key to a healthy, progressive relationship. Sharing responsibilities within the relationship and towards each other, identifying common needs and goals and spotting triggers for particular behaviours are also all part of the therapy process.

Adult Family Therapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling

Difficult relationships between siblings, parents and children, or other family members, can often go unresolved for years. Often the causes of the difficulties can go unrecognised, without a therapeutic intervention. It sometimes takes a third, and more objective view of the relationship to pinpoint the cause of difficulties.

In adult family therapy, the psychotherapist or counsellor helps those involved identify the conflict issues. This recognition of the issues allows you as individuals to become aware of the difficulties and enable you to make appropriate changes in your behaviour and help you make healthy decisions around the relationship.

Adult family therapy allows a third person to hear your struggle and enable you both as individuals to be heard and to actively listen to one another.

Adult family therapy helps you as individuals communicate in a more effective way and enables positive change to take place within the relationship.

On the left are listed some of the issues with which our psychotherapist / counsellors regularly work.