Couples and Marriage Counselling Ottawa
Couples come to therapy for a variety of reasons. They may want to address communication, conflict resolution, loss of intimacy, jealousy, infidelity, parenting, and blended family issues. As a therapist specialized in marriage counselling I address the presenting issue by creating a therapeutic alliance based on empathic listening and acceptance, and I follow the Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) model.
I integrate emotion and solution focused therapy to help the couple explore the emotions and beliefs that influence their behaviour. The objective is to gain greater self-understanding, resolve issues, and create healthier and more satisfying relationships.
Whether married or not, or same sex, couple therapy has a good chance to succeed when both partners wish to remain together and are willing to do some work. The couple may present with different levels of motivation, but if there is enough hope, enough mutual respect, and the belief that therapy will help, then therapy may help mend what was almost broken.