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Couples therapy in Brighton

Providing a safe space to strengthen your relationship

BETTER EMOTIONAL FUNCTIONING

STRONGER BONDS

IMPROVED INTERPERSONAL UNDERSTANDING

Relationship therapy, or couples counselling, allows couples to communicate and find solutions to ongoing difficulties within their relationship. 

Romantic relationships are an important part of most people's lives but establishing and maintaining relationships can be difficult, especially when external pressures arise. 

Modern times have led to changes in technology and in the way we approach and manage our personal relationships. Difficulties within romantic or intimate relationships are one of the most common reasons why people seek psychological therapy. The quality of our relationships is paramount to our wellbeing and relational difficulties can have a significant impact on our quality of life.

A new approach to couples therapy

Here at Psychology Brighton we understand that intimate relationships can come in different forms. We specialise in supporting couples from the LGBTQI+ community and people who are in polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships, as well as more traditional couples.

Couples counselling can help find solutions to ongoing relationship problems and address unhealthy dynamics that can sometimes arise within relationships. We can help couples work through recent, unexpected conflicts that have arisen in the relationship in the hope to find healthier ways of communicating and promote more fulfilling connections

What to expect from couples therapy in Brighton

As with individual therapy, your first appointment will offer an opportunity for each partner to identify the primary relationship difficulties from their perspective and agree on specific goals for the therapy. It is common for partners to have doubts or concerns about how couples counselling might help the relationship and these can be discussed with your therapist during the first meeting.

Following the initial meeting, the therapist will offer an individual session for each partner, to discuss their attachment histories more in detail so that this can be taken into account during the couples therapy process. Couples therapists don't take sides. The aim of couple's therapy is to support partners to find their own solutions and ways to better communicate in the hope to promote a healthier and more fulfilling relationship. 

Whilst many couples who approach us for couple's counselling are wanting to find ways to resolve conflict and stay together, couples therapy can also be helpful for partners who are considering separating and wish to do this in good terms (e.g. when there are children and it is important to maintain a good relationship after separation). 

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