Perth Hypnosis & Couple Counselling

Couple counselling, or couples therapy, is a form of therapy designed to help couples improve their communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their relationship. It involves a trained therapist who works with both partners to identify and address issues that may be affecting their relationship.

Relationships can be challenging, and sometimes couples may find themselves struggling to navigate difficult issues or experiencing communication breakdowns that can lead to feelings of frustration, anger, and resentment. Seeking outside help in the form of couple counselling can be an important step towards resolving these issues and strengthening the relationship.

Couples therapy offers a safe and confidential space for partners to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and to learn new ways of communicating and interacting with one another. By addressing these issues in therapy, couples can gain insight into the dynamics of their relationship, and develop strategies for resolving conflicts and building a stronger, more satisfying relationship.

While it can be difficult to seek outside help for relationship issues, it is important to remember that seeking counselling is a sign of strength, not weakness. By taking the step to seek outside help, couples can work towards resolving their issues and building a more fulfilling and satisfying relationship.

Maintaining a healthy relationship requires effort and commitment  from both partners.

Here are some ideas that can help strengthen and maintain a relationship:

  1. Communication: Regular, honest and open communication is key to a healthy relationship. Make sure to regularly check in with each other and discuss any concerns or issues.    Good communication is essential for a successful relationship. Couples can learn to aim to communicate openly, honestly, and respectfully. This includes active listening, expressing emotions clearly and effectively, and avoiding criticism and defensiveness
  2. Quality time: Spending quality time together is essential for building and maintaining a strong connection. This could be anything from a date night out, to a movie night at home, or simply taking a walk together.
  3. Active listening: Make sure to actively listen to your partner when they speak, and show that you understand and respect their feelings and opinions.
  4. Empathy: Is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. It is a critical component of successful relationships because it helps partners to connect emotionally and build trust. An exercise to do regularly is to put yourself in your partner’s shoes and understand how they are feeling, even if you don’t necessarily agree with them.
  5. Compromise: Relationships require compromise from both partners. Be willing to make compromises and find solutions that work for both of you.
  6. Affection and Intimacy: Intimacy is the emotional and physical connection between partners. It is essential for a successful relationship because it helps partners to feel connected, supported, and loved. Couples should make an effort to regularly engage in activities that promote intimacy, such as physical touch, verbal affirmation, and shared experiences  Showing affection towards your partner, whether it’s through physical touch or verbal affirmation, is important in maintaining intimacy and connection.
  7. Trust: Trust is the foundation of a healthy relationship.  Trust is another key component of successful relationships. Couples should strive to be honest, reliable, and consistent in their words and actions. This includes respecting each other’s boundaries and commitments, and avoiding behaviors that could damage trust such as lying or cheating.  Work to build and maintain trust by being honest and reliable, and by respecting each other’s boundaries.
  8. Conflict resolution: Conflict is inevitable in any relationship, but how couples handle it can make all the difference. Successful couples are able to work through conflicts in a healthy and productive way, using strategies such as active listening, compromise, and problem-solving. It’s important to avoid criticism, defensiveness, and stonewalling (refusing to engage or respond).
  9. Shared values: Successful couples often share similar values and goals. This helps them to build a strong foundation for their relationship and work together towards common objectives. Couples should make an effort to discuss their values and goals early on in the relationship, and work to align them over time.
  10. Gratitude and Appreciation: Gratitude like appreciation are important components of a successful relationship because they help partners to feel valued and supported. Couples should make an effort to regularly express gratitude for each other, and recognize each other’s contributions and efforts

Every relationship is unique and requires its own set of parameter’s to stay strong. The key is to consistently work on communication, intimacy, and trust.

Give Beverley a call at Blue Pearl, and see what having a private chat with her can benefit your relationship quality.  Beverley is also part of the Act Belong Commit Program in WA.

How does a couple counselling session generally work?

Its flexible, however as a general rule, couples will initially come to the session together, and then depending on what each couple requires and if there is personal work to be done for each individual, then a session with each of the couples independently of each other are carried out.  This is then followed by further sessions together as and when appropriate to see how the relationship has improved and what else, if anything is still required to be addressed.





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