Therapy for Couples
Supporting you and your relationship
Couples therapy (also called couples counselling or relationship counselling), is any type of therapy that supports those in intimate relationships.
If you and your partner are struggling to communicate effectively, if you're misreading one another or dealing with conflict more regularly than you'd like, therapy may be able to help. You might be considering a breakup, trial separation or time apart, but you may both be committed to continuing the relationship, just wanting to grow together and strengthen the bond you already have.
Couples therapy can support you through some of life's biggest challenges - whether it's having children, moving house, grieving a loved one, taking on step-children, losing a job or infidelity in the relationship.
You may also feel you've been growing apart so would like find ways to come back to one another, to reconnect.
You and your partner/s will see your couples therapist together and, sometimes, separately. Sessions will usually be weekly.
A couples therapist will not take sides during the sessions but will support both people in the relationship to achieve your mutually agreed goals. Although the therapy will vary slightly according to your therapist, sessions will tend to follow the following structure:
1. A focus on the specific problem (i.e. conflict resolution, jealousy, intimacy, sexual difficulties, internet use, communication, infidelity)
2. Active participation in treating the relationship itself, rather than each individual separately (you may also wish to have individual therapy, alongside your couples sessions
- that's up to you)
3. Solution-focused, change-orientated interventions from your therapist and recommendations to take away and try at home
We're here to help. Our specialist therapists are highly experienced in working with a range of life's difficulties. We use psychodynamic, humanistic and existential theory, while integrating teachings and techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
Every person and every relationship is unique.
We're proud to have a diverse team with different approaches and characteristics. We want you to feel better. We'll do our best to match you to the right therapist for you, so you get the best possible experience and the most significant results.
Your health and wellbeing is our top priority.
We are also highly experienced in working with neurodiversity and specific diagnoses - including Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, ADD and others.
We offer a safe-space for you to feel truly heard and supported, free from judgement or ridicule. We want to know what it's like to be you, living your life, within your relationship.
To read more about our expert therapists that work with couples, view their profiles.
If you'd like to know more about how therapy at Vitus Wellbeing could help you and your relationship, or you'd like to book your first session,