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Are you having trouble connecting with your partner or seeing each other’s perspective lately?

Do you need to make a decision about your life, such as whether to marry or separate?

Do you live apart, live outside of London, or have busy schedules that make in-person therapy difficult?

Help is at hand from our highly regarded team of online relationship therapists

 

What Is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy where a licensed therapist with clinical experience working with couples, most often a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), helps people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict, and improve relationship satisfaction through a variety of therapeutic interventions. Couples therapy can vary depending on the therapist’s theoretical orientation, but all couples therapy generally involves the following elements:

Specialized treatment for a specific issue (e.g., sexual difficulties, Internet addiction, intimacy, jealousy)

Rather than treating each individual separately, the therapist actively participates in treating the relationship itself.

Early interventions that are solution-focused and change-oriented.

The treatment objectives should be clearly defined.

According to research conducted by the American Association of Marriage and Family, couples therapy helped over 97% of surveyed couples. As well as this, 93% of couples reported that therapy gave them more effective tools for resolving conflicts.

 

What To Expect in Couples Therapy?

Are you unsure what to expect in each couple’s therapy session? Couples therapy sessions typically begin with some basic interview questions about the history of the relationship as well as a discussion of each partner’s family of origin, values, and cultural background. It is also possible that the therapist or marriage counselor will use the initial sessions as a means of crisis intervention if that is necessary.

In the following sessions, the couple’s therapist will help the couple identify the issue that will be the focus of their treatment, establish treatment goals, and establish a structure for their treatment.

The therapist guides the couple toward understanding their roles in dysfunctional interactions during treatment, helping them gain insight into the relational dynamics that have created the problem. They will be able to change the way they perceive the relationship and each other after gaining this greater understanding of relationship issues and distress.

 

Couples therapy involves more than just gaining insight; it also involves actually changing behaviors. Couples’ therapists will often assign partners homework so that they can apply the skills learned in therapy to their day-to-day interactions.

Through therapy, most couples gain a better understanding of their relational patterns and learn effective communication and problem-solving skills.

 

What is an online couples therapy session like?  

A secure video conferencing platform like Skype or Zoom is used for online therapy. You need a private space and a good internet connection. During online couples therapy, you and your partner either sit together in the same frame or log in from different locations simultaneously. Just like an in-person appointment, you are greeted by your therapist and the session continues. 

 

What issues can it help with? 

You can benefit from online relationship counseling in the following ways:

Don’t communicate destructively 

Conflicts old and new can be resolved 

Make decisions you’ve been avoiding for a long time 

The decision to have children or get married should be discussed and decided

Identify parenting styles and challenges 

Decide how to deal with in-laws and extended family 

Solve problems related to sex and intimacy 

The process of recovering from betrayal

Manage finances and money 

Put an end to your relationship in a healthy way. 

 

How is Online Couples Therapy Different from Traditional Couples Therapy?

Not only is Expert therapy changing the way therapists practice couples therapy, but we are also reducing the stigma of couples counseling by making it more affordable and accessible.

Compared to traditional face-to-face couples therapy, online couples therapy offers several advantages. The ability to share as much as one want, without interruption, allows for a much greater level of communication. Communication between partners is more effective and appropriate when partners have the ability to process their own thoughts before texting and sharing them.

In addition, the format allows each partner to process their partner’s response and reflect on what they’ve heard rather than only focusing on what they’ll say. In addition, some individuals find that writing allows them to express themselves more honestly and openly. Couples’ therapists have also found that this format facilitates more productive conversations, which result in faster treatment progress.

Online couples therapy is also ideal for couples who frequently travel or have very different schedules and cannot coordinate a time to attend couples therapy sessions together. Additionally, Expert therapy’s accessibility can be of great benefit to couples with children who have difficulty finding childcare.

Additionally, many health insurance plans do not cover in-person couples therapy, and it can be quite expensive after only a few sessions. Compared to traditional couples therapy, Expert therapy’s online couples therapy is much more affordable.

 

Relationship counselling online with Expert Therapy

It is important to find a relationship therapist you can trust, and we take the guesswork out of the process. Our couples’ counsellors and psychotherapists are fully accredited, trained at top institutions, have years of experience, and are passionate, reputable experts in their field. Book your first session now by calling us or using our online form. 

 

But does online counselling really work? 

There is now evidence that online therapy is just as effective as in-person therapy. Several recent studies have concluded that therapy over the internet is just as effective for most issues, including anxiety and depression.

 

Is this the right form of therapy for you?

If either you or your partner are always travelling, or are not wanting to see each other in person, online couples counselling is an accessible and convenient choice. And one that doesn’t require the hassle of transport or arranging childcare, provided your children are old enough to play in another room.

Some couples simply prefer therapy over the internet, as they feel more relaxed and open with each other in the comfort of their own space. 

 

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  • Quick Facts about Couples Counselling 
  • Couple Fighting – How Often do Healthy Partners Argue? 
  • Relationship conflict – still fighting about the same old things?

 

 

Frequently asked questions

What is relationship counselling?

The purpose of relationship counselling is to help couples explore their feelings and behavior patterns in a safe, non-judgmental environment so that their relationship can be improved.

 

Does Expert Therapy offer relationship counselling in London?

You will be able to find the best match for you and your partner at Expert Therapy, as we have several relationship counsellors at our facility.

 

Who can attend online relationship counselling?

Any person in a relationship, regardless of sex, gender, culture, religion, or relationship status. Sessions are open to anyone, regardless of marital status, monogamy, or living together. In addition, your therapist can accommodate more than two people in your relationship.