Finding a partner to share your dreams, joys, adventures, and sorrows is one of the most satisfying and wonderful things that we can experience in life. That is why it is so heartbreaking if this connection starts to lose its luster and depth. Our busy lives with the daily stress and demands can chip away at our relational satisfaction leaving us feeling lonely or trapped. Counselling can help put the spark back into your relationship.
We are trained using the Gottman method of couples counselling where interventions are designed to help couples strengthen their relationships in three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning. Couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts. Interventions designed to increase closeness and intimacy are used to improve friendship, deepen emotional connection, and create changes which enhances the couples shared goals.
The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
Some of the relationship issues that may be addressed in therapy include:
- Frequent conflict and arguments
- Poor communication
- Emotionally distanced couples on the verge of separation
- Specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, and parenting
55 minute session: $120 – $150
Payable by e-transfer,Visa, Mastercard, Amex, or cash.
Your extended health care benefits may cover all or a portion of your sessions depending on your plan’s requirements.
If you currently do not have benefits, fees are tax deductible.
Take the first step by calling or booking an appointment with Wendy (Kelowna) or Connie (Penticton) today. Both Connie and Wendy are available anywhere virtually using Google Meet.