Couples seek therapy for a wide range of reasons that are unique to the culture of each relationship yet have some common overlap between most couples who join in commitment. Every therapy session works within a framework that considers the couple's needs, goals for therapy, and vision for the relationship. Reasons for seeking therapy often fall under the banner of communication difficulties but can range from high levels of discord and conflict, to feeling stuck in cycles, to not communicating. Some couples are trying to recover from serious attachment wounds or betrayals, such as deceit or affairs. Some couples feel stuck and need support in making life decisions on which they do not agree. Sometimes a couple wants to improve their intimacy and sexual connection. Some couples are undergoing relational transitions that they need support navigating, and at times one or both are considering ending the relationship. Therapy can be a place to support a relationship that is undergoing strain for reasons both internal and external to the relationship. For many couples, therapy is a supportive checkin point where they can make active plans to support themselves, one another, and the relationship. These are just some of the reasons couples seek therapy.
Valhalla therapy offers an attachment-based approach to couples therapy. Attachment theory is explained briefly here. The intention of attachment-based couples therapy is to create a safe haven relationship wherein a couples' bond can be strengthened. Structurally, the therapeutic hour changes depending upon the stage of the therapy and the needs of the couple during the session.
Whatever stage the couple is in, a skilled therapist is always tracking a couples’ needs and is responsive to those needs in the moment. For therapy to be effective, it contains many elements, including not only client commitment to change, experiential work within a proven therapeutic road map, a strong therapeutic relationship between clients and the therapist, therapist attunement, responsiveness, and engagement; therapeutic creativity, and numerous other common factors shown to be important.
At Valhalla Therapy you can choose to work online on a secure platform or in-person in the Nelson BC counselling office. Choosing what works for you depends upon a variety of factors: your location, schedule, comfort, technological availability, and personal preferences. To discuss what works best for you, contact Valhalla Therapy for a free consult.
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