Trillium Counselling

 COUPLES COUNSELLING

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Regardless of the difficulty you may be facing in your relationship, working through challenges with a counselor can be the first step in rebuilding and strengthening your connection.

At Trillium Counselling we utilize a proven methodology based on decades of clinical research for couples therapy.

This gives you and your therapist a clear understanding of the strengths and challenges in the relationship.

Learn more about The Gottman Method to understand why its such a comprehensive and effective approach for couples therapy.

 CAN YOUR RELATIONSHIP BENEFIT FROM COUPLES THERAPY?

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  • Do you feel resentful towards your partner because of hurt feelings?
  • Has the trust in your relationship been shattered from a betrayl or affair?
  • Do you feel more like roommates than partners?
  • Are you finding that there is tension in your relationship?
  • Do you feel that you are fighting about everything and nothing at the same time?
  • Do you find yourself disconnected or feeling that there is a lack of passion or expression of love?

You Are Not Alone


Couples should not feel ashamed for struggling, relationships are difficult and can sometimes be hard work. Often times couples don’t realize that the patterns they are stuck in are damaging to the relationship, and are stuck simply because they haven’t learned effective tools to break the cycle.

WHAT KIND OF ISSUES ARE DEALT WITH IN COUPLES COUNSELLING?
  • Betrayal / Affair
  • Emotional closeness / Intimacy
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Love languages
  • Managing conflict
  • Sex, Passion, Romance
  • Blending families
  • Building friendship
  • Affection
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress
  • Parenting
  • Family dynamics
  • Pre-Marital Counselling
  • Relationship Checkups

THE GOTTMAN METHOD

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 There are a number of common behaviors couples can exhibit in their relationship that can have damaging consequences on relationships.

Awareness of these actions and the impacts they can have on our relationship can be a critical component of moving past the feeling of being ‘stuck’

John Gottman notes, the ‘Four Horsemen’ - criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling are behaviors that have been proven to lead to early divorce.

Gottman is able to predict with a 90% accuracy which couples stay together vs divorce.

At Trillium Counselling we use this empirical methodology based on many years of clinical research to ensure we are using sound techniques and tools to help our couples effectively improve their relationships.