Counselling with Dawn Gregory gives couples the opportunity to understand and explore the relationship issues they are facing.
Working with an impartial, supportive and skilled counsellor, couples can deal with communication problems, major life events and other issues causing unhappiness.
Similar to marriage counselling, couples therapy focuses on creating a safe, non-judgemental space. Individuals are able to freely express their own unique feelings and emotions.
Like any form of relationship counselling, couple counselling is not about being told what to do. I will take an impartial and balanced perspective.
I will encourage and facilitate a process where the couple are able to decide upon the right course of action to take. I will never judge or take sides regarding your relationship by supporting positive communication. Counselling can help you and your partner come to your own decisions about how to progress.
This might involve changing how you interact with each other, the ways you spend time together or how you deal with specific issues as a couple.
In some cases this process might require ‘homework’ to be completed outside your counselling sessions. This will be unique to each couple but can take the form of topics to discuss, alternative ways of dealing with certain situations or completing a specific task together
No matter your gender, stage of relationship, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion Dawn Gregory Counselling is available to help. I believe passionately in the importance of early intervention and encourage couples to consider counselling before relationship issues escalate.
Why To Try Couples Counselling
The motivations to seek support through couples counselling are unique to each relationship. However several issues are common including:
- Major life events like starting a family, bereavement or relationship breakdown
- Communication issues
- Mental health problems
- Financial issues
- Parenting styles
- Family conflict between parents and kids or within an extended family
- Trust or jealousy issues when an affair is suspected or has been discovered.
- Falling out of love, losing connection as a couple
Increasingly couples are using counselling on a semi-regular basis to enhance their relationship.
Couples counselling is not purely for relationships in crisis and can help deal with smaller issues before they become significant.