How does a couple therapy work?

Relationships are an integral part of life. It’s quite easy to get into a romantic relationship. However, it takes a considerable amount of time and effort to nurture the relationship.

Ups and downs in a romantic relationship are inevitable. There are times when you don’t get along with your partner or have conflicting opinions. It is the time where the Couple therapy comes into play.

What is a couple therapy?

Couple therapy is psychotherapy where a clinical psychologist/therapist helps couples gain an insight into the relationship, resolve conflicts and improve relationship satisfaction through therapeutic interventions.

How does it work?

Relationship therapy starts with a questionnaire session between the therapist and the couple. In this session, she would ask basic questions about the history of the relationship. She would also probe into each partner’s family origin, values, and cultural background. During initial sessions, she gets to know the rootcause of the problem.

The therapist will then help the couple to identify the issues in their relationship and accordingly decide the course of action for treatment.

In the next few sessions, she will help couples to gain insight into their relationship and individual personalities. This will help change their perspective about the relationship. Gaining insight into the relationship and identifying the root cause of the problem is a crucial aspect in Couple therapy. The next step in couple therapy involves improving your behavior and adopt a different way to communicate with your partner. The therapists will often ask couples to practice these skills in their day-to-day interactions.

The therapist acts as a mediator between couples to help them identify their individual strengths and weakness and thus ameliorate their relationship with each other.

By the end of cognitive behavioral therapy, couples are well-acquainted with the skills to communicate rightly and solve their problems effectively.

In Counseling Works, the couples learn fundamental keys to maintain a healthy relationship with their partners by gaining an understanding of the relationship dynamics and become well-equipped to solve the issues objectively.

The therapist at Counseling Works will guide the couples to handle the conflicts in a rational manner.

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