The decision to end a relationship is a difficult one and with it comes a host of emotional and practical challenges. Unlike couples therapy, separation and divorce counselling is not about saving the relationship, but rather helping the transition out of it. The therapist provides a safe space to examine the path that lead to separation, have the conversations necessary to find closure, and offers support in cultivating a plan for moving forward. Not only is therapy for separation helpful for processing strong and painful emotions, but it also provides resources for managing practical challenges, such as child custody, financial separation, and legal involvement.
SEPARATION & DIVORCE
Every couple faces challenges that can threaten the strength of the relationship. Learning to communicate more effectively and developing a deeper emotional awareness of yourself and your partner can help turn periods of difficulty into times of growth. Therapy can be beneficial in developing new strengths, increasing intimacy, deepening connections, and working through the issues that cause difficulty in the relationship.
We seem to think dating should be easy, but for many it's really hard. Whether it's about finding the courage to approach someone you're attracted to, knowing what to say on a first date, having the confidence to be vulnerable in an increasingly intimate relationship, or confronting a fear of committment- dating is challenging. Date coaching helps examine the things that are holding you back, while providing valuable information and skills to help you move forward.
The decision to get married is a big one. With an estimated 50% of marriages ending in divorce, it is important to take this decision seriously, and do what you can to give your marriage its best chance. Pre-marital counselling examines existing issues that may be present in the relationship, provides education on what factors contribute to successful marriages, and emphasizes skill development related to communication, resolving conflicts, and enhancing intimacy.