What is it?
Relationship counseling, also known as couples therapy is a form of psychotherapy designed to help couples or individuals in a relationship address and resolve issues and conflicts within their relationship. The primary goal of relationship counseling is to improve the quality of the relationship, enhance communication, and promote a healthier, more satisfying partnership. Here’s how it typically works:
How does it work?
The therapeutic process involves assessment, goal setting, therapeutic interventions for effective communication, understanding the partner’s perspective, to express one’s feelings and needs in a safe setting, address issues related to intimacy and sexuality.
Who is it for?
Couples: It is commonly used by couples seeking to strengthen their relationship, whether they are married, in a long-term partnership, engaged, or dating.
Individuals in a Relationship:
Sometimes, one partner in a relationship may seek counseling to work on personal issues that are affecting the relationship, even if the other partner doesn’t participate.
Some couples opt for pre-marital counseling to prepare for the challenges that may arise in marriage and to ensure a strong foundation for their partnership.
The effectiveness of relationship counseling often depends on the willingness of the participants to actively engage in the process and make the necessary changes to improve their relationship.