Liverpool Couples Therapy is the couples arm of our therapy practice. Couples therapy (or what used to be known as marriage counselling) is a way for you to work out issues in your relationship.
It is an effective way to rediscover the best of your relationship so you can experience the good times you long for.
When things are difficult, you don’t need to figure this out alone.
We help you build solutions for your relationship so that it becomes the relationship you both want.
What Couples Therapy Is Not
There are many myths about couples therapy.
The most common one is that the therapist will act as an umpire. They won’t.
If they did, then every session would turn into an episode of Judge Judy. Thankfully, in relationship counselling we are not trying to figure out who is wrong and who is right.
The aim is to help you both get your needs met so you both thrive within the relationship.
There is often a lot of hurt involved within couples. Relationships are so important to us that it is very painful when things start to go wrong.
It is all too easy to fall into patterns of protest and defence that push you further away from each other.
It is important to have someone who is sensitive to that pain, who can help you build ways to create the relationship you want together.
What Happens In Couples Therapy
As with individual therapy, relationship counselling simply involves a conversation. Yet it will hopefully be a conversation that is useful to you both.
During therapy we will discover what you each want from the relationship.
Then, together, we will look at the best ways for you to move towards that.
There is a loving, nourishing relationship waiting for you beneath the arguments and disagreements. The goal of couples therapy is to help you reach it.
Liverpool Couples Therapy Is For Everyone
The Liverpool Psychotherapy Practice welcomes couples of all orientations. The LGBTQ+ community is welcome here.
Get In Touch
To find out more or to make a booking, visit our Contact page for details of how to get in touch. You can reach us by phone, email, SMS text, or even WhatsApp.
See our Director Alun Parry’s short video on relationship counselling