The quality of our intimate relationships can have a significant impact on our happiness, longevity, emotional well-being and even physical health. Feeling disrespected, misunderstood, or unheard by your partner can lower your self-esteem and confidence.

Couples therapy is a useful way for couples to resolve or reduce conflict in your relationship. Therapy can help you cope emotionally in your relationship and help the couple come to a mutual understanding of each other's needs. It is also a great way to learn new communication skills which will help you interact with one another in secure, healthy, and adaptive ways.

What kind of issues can be addressed?

  • Differences in expectations
  • Jealousy issues
  • Mental health concerns
  • Conflict and anger problems
  • Infidelity
  • Financial problems
  • Parenting roles
  • Loss of employment
  • Relationship Conflict / Issues
  • Conflict management/resolution
  • Divorce counselling
  • Grief counselling
  • Parental guidance

What to expect during couples therapy

Initially, Marésa will assess the couple- this will take up at least the first session. A comprehensive assessment of the good and the bad, the past, present and future will help her get a clearer picture of the relationship dynamics.

The therapy session itself will begin with identifying and understanding the barriers to a happy and healthy relationship. Shared treatment goals will be formulated and will help create a treatment plan.

Whatever concerns you may have as a couple, Marésa can assist you in improving your process of communication. She encourages couples to share their thoughts, feelings, and desires clearly and compassionately. Couples learn how to demonstrate to their partners that they understand and empathise with each other's points of view.