30 years of empirical research
Whether you're in an opposite or same sex relationship, newly married or married for 50+ years, if you are seeking help in your relationship, you deserve a method which has been validated by over 30 years of empirical research. Find out more about the approach we use, EFT, at the link below.
Finding a therapist who can fit in with two busy schedules is tough, which is why we aim to offer as many lunch-time and after-hours appointments as possible. At Rise Psychology Hub, we endeavor to make counselling accessible to all by offering flexible times and flexible methods of delivery. Contact us to find out if our hours will work for you.
What to expect
To begin, your therapist will ask you and your partner to share concerns regarding your relationship, expectations about couple counselling, and will answer any questions you may have.
Then, with the help of your therapist, you and your partner will start to explore the dynamics and possible maladaptive patterns between the two of you. You’ll be guided to direct new conversations and interactions based on honest feelings. To accomplish this, your therapist will encourage you to look at your current emotional issues and then help you discover feelings and emotions that you may not be fully aware of. You may discover deeper past feelings and vulnerabilities that are blocked by the more immediate emotions you display in your current relationship.
You will learn to express these emotions in a way that will help you connect, rather than disconnect with your partner. You will learn new ways to listen and stay attuned to another’s emotions and discover more productive ways to respond to emotional situations.
How it works
At RISE, your couple therapy focuses on the present time to make changes in the here and now. There are three steps, or stages, of therapy. The first is to de-escalate the couple’s negative cycle of interactions, and help both partners see and understand what is happening in their relationship. The next stage is to restructure interactions, wherein the therapist helps clients discuss their fears in the relationship, using language that doesn’t push the other away. Clients learn to turn toward each other and discuss their needs and they become more open and responsive to each other. Consolidation is the third stage, wherein the therapist helps clients see how they got into negative patterns and points out how they were able to change those patterns and can continue these types of conversations in the future.