Couples therapy is not simply individual therapy with two people. Far from it, couple therapy is a different entity entirely which requires the use of different skills, theory and perspective.
The term ‘couples’ means any two adults who have or want to have a close relationship with each other, regardless of whether they live together, are married or not, or what gender they are.
Couples relationships (especially when they go a bit wrong) can involve intensely difficult emotions, especially when there is conflict and/or distrust.
Couples undertake relationship counselling/therapy for many different reasons. Sometimes this can be:
Intimacy problems, or a lack of intimacy (either emotional, physical or sexual) – communication – lack of understanding - trust issues – affairs – life changing events – fear of commitment – sexual difficulties - unhealthy behaviours – past experiences – and the list goes on…..
This list was just intended to give some examples. Couples come to counselling for many and often quite unique reasons.
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