The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy; and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
Emotion Focused Therapy
Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) is a therapeutic approach based on the premise that emotions are key to identity. According to EFT, emotions are also a guide for individual choice and decision making. This type of therapy assumes that lacking emotional awareness or avoiding unpleasant emotions can cause harm.
Constant Fighting & Bickering
We get to the bottom of HOW a couple argues. Using the Gottman Method and Emotion Focused Therapy we can help provide psychoeducation to couples around their communication. Fair fighting rules must be followed. In therapy, we will look at the triggers, needs and wants, and the losing strategies that you have implemented that are actually stopping you from getting what you want.
Resentments From Years Ago Still Showing Up
Resentment is a feeling that we’re all familiar with. Unlike explosive anger that flares up and quickly dies, resentment lingers. Like a wound that has never fully healed, it remains. And though you try not to touch it like a wound, when you do, the memories and pain and anger come to the surface. But all resentment is not created equally. Part of counselling is to uncover past hurts and resentments, maybe for one last time, and actually resolve them.