How Couples Therapy Works on TYHO
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What You’ll Get From Couples Therapy
There are no right or wrong reasons to seek couples counselling. Most couples opt for couples counselling to sort out their differences and forge stronger bonds.
Types of Couples Therapy
Relationships can be beautiful, but they also come with their fair share of challenges.
Whether you are a newly engaged couple who wants to strengthen your bond or a long-term couple experiencing a rough patch, seeking guidance can be incredibly valuable in navigating the complexities of your relationship.
By exploring these areas, you and your partner can set realistic expectations and minimise the likelihood of future misunderstandings.
Premarital counselling is an emergent mode of therapy that helps couples prepare to transition into a new phase in their relationship. For example, a married life or a long-term commitment.
Couples have the space to learn how to identify potential points of conflict that could arise in the long run. They can set realistic expectations for their marriage.
Through the guidance of an unbiased professional, couples counselling also helps reduce marital friction.
Marriage is a journey filled with love, laughter, and challenges. As you navigate through the ups and downs, it is natural to encounter obstacles along the way.
That is where marriage counselling comes in. Contrary to popular belief, seeking couples counselling is not an admission of failure; instead, it is a proactive step towards fortifying the foundation of your relationship.
With marriage counselling, you and your partner can address any doubts or concerns surrounding marriage. In addition, it is a safe space for open dialogue, allowing you to understand each other’s fears and uncertainties.
Setting realistic expectations for your marriage can significantly reduce the likelihood of future strife and create a nurturing environment.
Marriage counselling can address several concerns. These include the following:
Issues People Seek Couples Therapy For
We provide couples counselling in Singapore for people seeking help with any emotional issues that may be:
- Deep-seated, and
- Difficult to articulate.
Below are the common concerns addressed in couples therapy:
Not everyone is receptive to sharing what goes on in their relationship.
If your partner is resistant to the idea of couples counselling, here are some things you can try:
What Couples Say
What to Expect at Couples Counselling
For most, the first few couples’ counselling sessions may seem unfamiliar and confusing.
There is also an added pressure arising from:
- The need to find the right therapist
- Cost considerations
- Distant location
- Lack of willingness for both partners to attend therapy
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of couples counselling for an hour-long depends on the organisation or platform approached.
These charges are subject to slight variations as some organisations do offer package rates.
At Talk Your Heart Out, we strive to keep our prices transparent, competitive and affordable while still providing access to quality couples counselling services.
There is no stipulated timeline for how long couples counselling lasts as the dynamics of every relationship and the motivations for seeking therapy can differ from couple to couple.
Several factors that result in the varying length of therapy include:
Nature and Complexity of Issue(s)
As mentioned previously, there is a myriad of reasons couples decide to go for therapy together.
On the one hand, some couples are looking for support only at a particular point in their relationship.
For instance, where couples are making the transition into marriage, premarital couples counselling may span only for a few sessions.
On the other hand, some couples may be dealing with long-standing communication problems.
Such issues may have plagued their entire relationship and they may turn to couples counselling for long-term support.
Commitment and Frequency of Sessions
Partners may have vastly different schedules and may not be able to commit to counselling sessions at regular intervals.
The low frequency of sessions can potentially prolong the length of couples counselling.
Engagement Across Sessions
The idea of couples therapy is often foreign to many. As such, the readiness to engage in therapy sessions varies among couples and even between partners.
Couples who struggle and find it hard to open up to each other and their therapist may need to attend couples counselling for a longer period of time.
Conversely, couples who demonstrate positive therapeutic engagement by being fully present at sessions are likely to observe positive developments in their relationship more quickly.
On Talk Your Heart Out, we offer couples counselling through an online medium (ie via video / audio). F
or many couples, online counselling is preferred as it is more streamlined and accessible than an in-person visit.
These are some reasons why couples would opt for online counselling:
When both partners are residing in different countries, online counselling may be more applicable as it overcomes the geographical barriers couples may face.
It allows both parties, regardless of distance and time difference, to attend the sessions together.
Uncertainty with Traditional Therapy
Couples may find in-person therapy challenging and uncomfortable, especially because it involves the physical presence of all parties.
Hence, access to online counselling services reduces the stigma surrounding therapy and the initial apprehension that may come with couples who are trying out therapy for the first time.
Couples who prefer to attend counselling in a more familiar and casual environment may find online counselling to be a perk as it can take place in the comfort of their homes.
Some partners may be in occupations where they have to frequently travel.
In these situations, online therapy would, similarly, be more beneficial and convenient as hectic travelling schedules would not compromise the opportunity to seek of therapy.
Reflect at your own pace
Take time between sessions to process what has been shared during therapy and ponder over the input from your therapist.
Both partners can take a few moments after each session to pen down what goes on in their mind and revisit them later when they feel more ready to take on these thoughts.
Reflecting on the conversation between you, your partner and your therapist can help to increase your awareness and understanding of the present issue or situation.
Consistent reflection also allows regulation of your emotions and helps prepare yourself for the next session without feeling overwhelmed.
Affirm effort and change
Review the progress you and your partner have made since going for couples counselling. Celebrate all attempts – however small – at improving the relationship.
Change and adaptation take courage and time. For your partner, your affirmation lets them know that their efforts are being recognised and allows them to feel appreciated.
This can be particularly uplifting and reassuring when your partner is facing difficulty adjusting to new habits.
Check in and consider next steps
After several meetings with your therapist, it may be useful to check in on how your partner is feeling about the past couples counselling sessions and share your takeaways with them.
Both partners can schedule a recurring time to assess if the objectives and desired outcomes that were agreed upon at the beginning of couples counselling have been met.
Beyond that, both partners can also start to consider what is their next step forward with regards to their relationship.