COUPLES

Empowering Relationships, Inspiring Change

Welcome to Mindful Living, where we understand that the journey of life is best navigated together.

Our couple therapy services are designed with you, the client, at the heart of our approach.

Relationships form the foundation of our well-being, and we are here to provide a supportive and nurturing space for you and your loved one to explore and grow.

Our dedicated team of experienced therapists recognises the unique dynamics that each relationship brings, and we are committed to guiding you through challenges, fostering effective communication, and enhancing the connections that matter most. We are embracing of, and work with, all couples regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender diversity and sexual orientation.

At Mindful Living, we believe in the transformative power of togetherness and are honoured to be part of your path towards a more harmonious and fulfilling life as individuals and as a unit.

Couples Counselling

Embarking on the journey of couples therapy offers a multitude of benefits that extend beyond immediate conflict resolution. By participating in therapy, you and your partner invest in the foundation of your relationship, fostering a deeper understanding of one another and enhancing emotional intimacy. Our evidence-based therapeutic techniques empower you to identify and address underlying patterns that may be hindering your growth as a couple.

Through guided exploration and skill-building exercises, you’ll develop effective communication strategies, learn how to manage conflicts constructively, and cultivate empathy towards each other’s perspectives. Couples therapy not only strengthens the bonds you share but also equips you both with lifelong tools to navigate challenges together.

As you learn to navigate challenges hand-in-hand, you’ll experience personal growth, heightened self-awareness, and a renewed sense of partnership. Your journey towards a more fulfilling and harmonious relationship begins with us – let’s work together to build a stronger, more resilient connection.

Types of Couples Counselling

At Mindful Living, we use two approaches when it comes to couples counselling. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and The Gottman Method are both highly regarded approaches in the realm of couples therapy. EFT focuses on understanding and transforming the emotional dynamics underlying conflicts. It places a strong emphasis on attachment patterns, aiming to create a secure emotional bond between partners. Through EFT, couples are guided to explore their deeper emotional needs, leading to increased understanding, vulnerability, and intimacy.

On the other hand, The Gottman Method offers a framework for nurturing healthy relationships. This method underscores the importance of communication skills and trust-building within couples. It provides couples with tools for conflict management and resolution, equipping them to navigate disagreements constructively and strengthen their bond.

Both EFT and The Gottman Method have their strengths. EFT excels in fostering emotional security and addressing the core emotional aspects of a relationship. It encourages partners to openly express their feelings and vulnerabilities, leading to a deeper emotional connection. The Gottman Method’s strengths lie in its techniques for communication enhancement and conflict resolution. By focusing on friendship and shared goals, it assists couples in building a solid foundation for lasting harmony.

Ultimately, the choice between these two approaches depends on the unique dynamics and preferences of each couple. Whether a couple seeks to mend emotional wounds through EFT or acquire practical tools to navigate daily challenges through The Gottman Method, both methods offer valuable resources for couples committed to strengthening and enriching their relationship journey.

EMDR for Couples

Our EMDR Therapy for Couples offers a specialised approach to growth within relationships. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a powerful therapeutic technique that has shown remarkable results in helping individuals process and overcome past traumas. When adapted for couples, EMDR serves as a dynamic tool to address shared traumas, deep-seated emotional wounds, and unresolved issues that may be affecting the relationship.

By guiding couples through a structured process that combines bilateral stimulation with guided recall, EMDR enables partners to reprocess distressing memories, reactions, and beliefs that might be impeding their connection. This transformative technique aids in building empathy, enhancing communication, and fostering mutual growth.

Our EMDR for couples sessions are led by Harshani Algiriya who is dedicated to creating a welcoming, supportive environment, allowing couples to embark on a journey of growth together, ultimately paving the way for a stronger, more resilient partnership.

Ready to get started?

Our friendly team are on hand now to take any enquiries you have. You are more than welcome to get in touch for an obligation-free chat, to ask any questions, or to schedule a face-to-face, online or telephone appointment.