Why do people seek therapy for their relationship?
Most people feel afraid to start couples therapy because they believe it will end their relationship.
In fact, the opposite is true. Most relationships start to thrive from learning more deeply about each other's uniqueness and best ways to partner.
Therapy for your relationship will clarify and strengthen your self-understanding of the way your wishes, emotions, and ways to express these, are actually affecting the other person.
This is because in order to change how you express your wishes, emotions, and thoughts, means first to fully recognize what you feel and would like from the other person.
Why go to Relationship Counseling if I want and don't have a relationship?
The first step to attracting a suitable partner to you, is to recognize who you are!
All of us have some amount of growing up years' emotional hurt, scars, and fears. Usually the interaction patterns and styles we develop to protect ourselves from further emotional damage as children, we continue as adults until we wake up to the limitations of our familiar ways.
Have you ever noticed that despite not feeling satisfied by it, you attract a certain type of relationship pattern?
In Relationship Counseling for Individuals you will grow the inner strength which gives freedom to choose in which relationships to involve yourself.
When will I see results of relationship therapy?
Very often after the first session you will feel better!
During our first session we set an agenda which includes defining the problem the couple or an individual who has an interest to become a couple, has.
This clariifes each person's expectations, the hesitancies to expressing these, the degree of respect each partner or person searching for a relationship, typically receives and gives their partner.
Do you give "homework"?
Reflecting on what we discussed during our session is homework enough!
If you really would like homework, then sure, I'll give you homework.
Your homework will expand and build your confidence to know, trust, and creativly express your relationship style, priorities, and wishes.
How long is each Session? How often do we meet?
Each session is roughly one hour. Sometimes we talk for up to an hour and a half. The variable in the time is so you leave our session with some new insights and concepts about yourself and your relationship or theoretical relationship.
Usually we meet every other week because you need time to reflect, live the new concepts and insights, then consider the results.
In each case we decide at the conclusion of a session, how much time to allow until the next one.
Is therapy confidential?
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are number of exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include:
- Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.