Private Couples Counselling
Couples counselling is offered in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody by Heather Kempton of Optimal Life. Heather provides a safe-space for couples to explore vulnerable and challenging topics, allowing each individual to share and discover behavioural patterns that are contributing to the breakdown of the relationship.
Being part of a couple is hard work and the success or failure of the relationship may hinge on how well you and your partner deal with topical issues; finances, sexuality, communication, conflict, parenting, in-laws, leisure time, family, spirituality, expectations of each other, and household chores and associated responsibilities. Effective communication between you and your partner, along with a willingness to grow closer together, even when the topic is difficult, is one of the keys to building a successful relationship. Couples Counselling at Optimal Life in Coquitlam provides a safe and controlled environment to learn effective ways on how to actively listen to your partner and respectfully communicate with each other.
During the first couples counselling session, Heather Kempton will meet with each individual separately for approximately 10-15 minutes. This allows Heather to identify personal goals, perceived problems, sense of responsibility/role played in the relationship and a brief history of mental health/addiction/abuse/infidelity. Heather will then meet with the couple for the remainder of the counselling session.
It is recommended for couples to attend a 90-minute session for the first counselling session in order to allow enough time for a comprehensive introduction to each of you individually as well as an introduction to Heather and all that can be accomplished. After the introductions and basics are covered the initial exploration of your relationship can begin. Depending on the initial progress made, and the core aspects that are discussed during the first session, discussions about any further requirements for ongoing couples counselling sessions can be reviewed.