Working with Couples
The issues arising for couples are as varied as the couples themselves! Couples are made of many differing ingredients; age, sex, expectations, length of time together, commitment or lack of, culture, race, religion, children, needs, wants, beliefs, conditioning
Most of us enter into relationships somewhat unconsciously, with little idea of what we are really getting ourselves into. Over time, we begin to see our partners for who they really are, and we also begin to wake up to ourselves on a more conscious level. Relationships grow and change - this is their very nature. Our individual personalities play a role in whether we seek help, turn a blind eye, or just practice avoidance.
There are multitudes of reasons why couples come for help. Many come initially because of frequent arguments and fights, or because communication has become poor or nonexistent.
For others, the shocking discovery of infidelity is what leads them to seek help, or maybe financial problems, lack of intimacy, long working hours, distance, illness, accidents or the stress of a young family. Many couples also come for guidance prior to marriage as a way of enhancing their relationship.
Every day many emails and phone calls are received at LifeWorks from couples seeking help because of struggles in their relationships.
Answers to commonly asked questions for couples seeking answersWe provide sessions for communication styles, codependency, self empowerment, self worth, stress and anxiety, Mindfulness, emotional connection and many other useful ways of seeking fulfilling connections. All are suitable for couples.
A couple is the term used to describe two people together. This can be a married couple, siblings, parent and child, workmates, friends, a relationship before marriage, same or opposite sex couples.
We need help but what happens if my partner won't come?
Make an initial appointment for individual assessment to get the help you need. Often this can create a change which encourages the partner to turn for help also.
How many sessions will we need?
After the initial session, the frequency depends on each individual situation. Sometimes couples continue coming together seeking help, sometimes we set both individual and small group sessions. Some couples like to have a regular "relationship tune up" and others like to make a conscious commitment to their relationship with couples sessions at 6 monthly intervals.
Please contact us and ask for an appointment to determine what will best suit your needs.Helen Williams -
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