At VCPS, our psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and general practitioners specialise in mental health and provide caring, confidential and professional assistance to couples.

Relationship difficulties can take a profound toll on our happiness, interfering with our ability to reach our potential and enjoy life to its fullest. Sometimes individuals express that they have ‘fallen out of love’ with their partner, despite continuing to love and care about their partner. It can be extremely difficult for couples to pinpoint where things are going wrong, and know how to works towards a healthy and intimate relationship.

It is not uncommon for couples to continually struggle in unhealthy patterns and habits. Whilst both individuals within a relationship may be doing their best, it often requires the perspective and expertise of a third party in order to instill long term change in a relationship. With the help of a psychologist, examining the dynamics between you and your partner can help to identify any blame you may be unknowingly attributing to your partner. This provides a way forward for both you and your partner to work together to improve the relationship.

Our practitioners at VCPS also work with couples to manage specific problems that one, or both partners in the relationship may be experiencing, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fertility problems
  • Addiction
  • Gambling
  • Loss and grief
  • Trauma
  • Sexual concerns or difficulties

Relationship counselling provides a supportive environment in which you can explore the concerns and barriers occurring within your relationship. Our practitioners assist couples to work through identified concerns using communication, listening and problem-solving skills.

An important aspect of counselling is to allow each of you the opportunity to express your wants and desires. With the help of a practitioner, you can learn to communicate more honestly, encourage intimacy within your relationship, learn to better understand your emotional needs, and celebrate improvements with your partner.

You may view our full suite of services for couples here.

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