Couples Therapy

From the outset of couples therapy, we seek to diagnose the causes of relationship dissatisfaction or disconnection. From here, we tailor a treatment program which will exclusively benefit the couple. Many factors can lead to relationship breakdown. As such, it is important to choose a therapist who is experienced and well-trained in identifying presenting concerns and implementing the most appropriate strategies to resolve these. Common themes for couples who present to our clinic include:

  • Conflict and poor communication
  • Relationship neglect
  • Loss of love or friendship
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Affairs and infidelity
  • Difficulties adjusting to parenthood
  • Managing mental health issues for one or both partners
  • Pre-marital check-ups
  • Controlling behaviour
  • Sexual problems and dysfunction
  • Marriage makeovers 
  • Anger management issues
  • Problems with parenting your children
  • Issues managing external family dynamics
  • Managing through a separation

The Couples Clinic therapists have been intensively trained in Gottman Marital Therapy and other leading evidence-based therapeutic techniques. Marriage and relationship counselling is also beneficial for those looking to enrich their relationship, and is not solely focused on crises and the repair of poor conflict management.