MARRIAGE COUNSELLING IN PERTH
Marriage is one of the single biggest commitments that you will make in your life. Some marriages hit a crisis that requires an independent set of qualified eyes to assess, as the couple each have their own version of a story about the conflict or issues.
We are Richard and Helena Boyd, both psychotherapists, the owners of the Energetics Institute in Perth and a married couple who have been together for over 20 years. We have steadily worked through our own issues both individually and together as a couple. To maintain a healthy relationship over time, involves an investment of love, trust, commitment and perseverance. Either Richard or Helena is available to see you for Relationship Counselling in Perth.
HOW CAN OUR MARRIAGE COUNSELLING HELP ?
When you are married to another person, your own unresolved fears, hurts and distortions are likely to be activated and play out in the relationship, and these may not be understood by the person who acts them out in the marriage.
Our Marriage Counselling in Perth is able to work with married or defacto couples about the presenting issues, and deeper issues or dynamics that might be at play in the marriage. This can avert or resolve the crisis, and prevent the pain of separation, divorce, or sabotaging dynamics by one partner towards the other.
We are also able to help couples face the reality of a dying relationship when that is in fact the reality of their marriage, and assist in a healthy separation process, and personal grieving that ending the relationship may trigger.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MARRIAGE COUNSELLING ?
Some of the benefits of our Marriage Counselling include:
- Develop stronger effective communication
- Learns tools and ways of reducing conflict and expressing anger in a healthy way
- Increase individual confidence and self-esteem
- Learn how to safely express and be authentic
- Learn skills and approaches to strengthen areas in your relationship
- Develop a more nurturing and fulfilling relationship
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN OUR FORM OF MARRIAGE COUNSELLING ?
Love goes through many stages and these are especially apparent in a marriage. Our Couples Counselling in Perth recognises this and starts by assessing where your relationship is at, and why, and what issues each individual is carrying within the relationship.
Mature love is built on trust and permits each other the freedom to pursue their individual interests and friends without restriction. We assess the levels of trust, intimacy, communication, and how love and commitment is expressed in your relationship.
As a couple, you can effectively explore and express current challenges that exist in your relationship. Each of you will be questioned whether these issues may be part of a pattern you have in other relationships, or resemble dynamics from your childhood.
We encourage the appropriate expression of your hurt feelings, resentments and anger. We bring your relationship into truth through honest expression of thoughts, feelings, emotions and fantasies you may hold.
We teach each of you to take responsibility for any negative feelings within yourself which may be projected onto your partner through blaming, shaming and manipulation. Any contributing personality factors such as trauma, abuse, Narcissism, criminal behaviour, affairs and addictions are addressed and dealt with as contributors to the failing marriage.
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