Marriage Counsellor in St. George, Ontario
Relationships aren’t always easy or perfect. In fact, they take a great deal of work. The question is whether you and your partner are willing to put in the effort to make your relationship work in all of the ways that satisfy you both equally and unequivocally. Together, through the implementation of Emotionally Focused Couples’ Therapy, I can guide you and your partner as we explore the nuances of your relationship and what led you to seek out marriage counselling.
Growth Counselling Services provides a safe, confidential, encouraging, and judgment-free space in which you’re both granted the opportunity to express your perspectives freely and communicate effectively. As a counsellor, I have great confidence that we can collaboratively determine what you both need to work toward in being able to establish a strong, lasting, and caring bond.
Improving your relationship is a two-way street and it starts with making the joint decision to embark on a challenging, yet very rewarding and worthwhile journey to self-improvement and realization as a bonded partnership.
What Is Marriage Improvement Counselling?
Marriage Improvement Counselling is a form of couples’ therapy that involves making a commitment to understanding your partner’s deeper emotional and physical needs and connecting with them on a more accepting level. Rather than sweeping all your disagreements, arguments, or differences under the rug, or playing the merry-go-round game of blame, couples’ counselling entails laying everything out in the open in a gentle and understanding manner. Seeing things from your partner’s perspective and understanding where they’re coming from emotionally is one of the cornerstones of enhancing the caring bond between two individuals.
How Can a Marriage Counsellor Help You Resolve These Issues?
This is a legitimate question that a lot of couples tend to face. Whether you’ve been experiencing marital problems for a long time and have attempted counselling in the past, or even if this is your first time seeing a relationship counsellor, my goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment where you and your partner feel comfortable enough to openly share your feelings.
As your impartial counsellor, my role throughout your counselling is to help you understand the areas in which your marriage needs improvement and help you establish strong and effective communication skills that’ll help you get there.
What Can You Expect From Marriage Counselling?
My goal in couples’ therapy is to help each partner gain an understanding of how the other person is feeling and come to terms with their own individual needs. I will take the time to ask you a little bit about your history together, what your reasons are for seeking out therapy, what problems you’re facing, and ask you both to explain what you love about your relationship and what you think needs to change. Both you and your partner will be given separate opportunities to speak and listen to one another.
Experienced Marriage Counsellor in St. George, ON
My name is Rick Defoe and I am a registered psychotherapist-Q. I have a great deal of experience working closely with couples, families, children and individuals to help them better manage the challenges that come with facing impactful experiences, emotional difficulties, anxiety, depression, and so much more. To learn more about my approach to couples’ therapy and schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact Growth Counselling Services today.