If you wish to strengthen your relationship and improve your communication skills with each other, couples work is recommended sooner rather than later. We can address any difficulties that have set in, and establish positive and constructive agreements between you. This work will involve homework assignments for you to complete between sessions, such as practising new communication skills with one another, listening to each other more effectively, or
If one or both of you are unsure whether you wish to continue in the relationship, or if one of you does not want to attend therapy, then it may only be possible for me to work with one of you. I cannot persuade your partner to attend!
It may become clear in the course of the therapy whether or not your relationship has a future, and what you need to do to achieve your relationship goals. It can be challenging to face the truth of what your relationship has become, but if you both have a strong and equal commitment to make this work, a lot can be achieved.
Couples therapy is also available if you have decided to end your relationship and need support to conduct the process of separation and making arrangements, for example for longterm childcare. Mediation may then be effective once the emotional issues have been clarified.