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Inclusive Couples' Therapy
in Vancouver

Do you and your partner have the same fight over and over again? You love each other, but you can’t find a way out of this cycle. Even though you both want to make it work, you can’t seem to get through to each other, and every time you have the fight, your relationship feels a little bit more damaged. Resentment is starting to build, and the distance between you and your partner is growing, and the stress and tension has started to impact your mood. You want to figure out how to have constructive conflict and rebuild intimacy, but you’re not sure where to turn. And more than anything, you want to feel heard.

 

Most of us don't have a different fight each time: we have patterns we fall into that are informed by our personalities, communication styles, and attachment histories. Relationship counselling can help you to understand where this pattern comes from, and most importantly how to break it.

 

Navigating the Highs and Lows of Your Relationship

Maybe you are non-monogamous and not sure where to find a therapist who understands your life and your relationship structure. Or maybe the issues you want to discuss are related to your sex life, such as mismatched sexual interests or levels of desire, and you need a safe space to work through these differences, where no topic is off-limits. At Stillwaters Counselling, we see neurodivergent, queer, trans, kinky, and non-monogamous clients and strive to provide an inclusive space for all types of relationships.

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Relationship Counselling That is Proven to Work

Our couples' counselling services are grounded in the Gottman Method. The Gottman Method is an evidence-based approach to couples counselling grounded in over 40 years of extensive research on couples and relationships conducted by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman.

The Gottman Method employs a range of assessment tools, such as questionnaires and interviews, to help therapists and couples understand the strengths and weaknesses of their relationship. These assessments provide a personalized approach to therapy, allowing the therapist to target specific areas of concern.

The Method places a strong emphasis on identifying and addressing specific behaviors that can either enhance or harm a relationship. This kind of specificity can make it easier for couples to understand and change patterns that are damaging the relationship. Our approach emphasizes the importance of emotions in relationships. It teaches couples to recognize and validate each other's emotions and to engage in effective emotional communication.

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Find Peace in Your Relationship

Bridge a stronger connection.
Reach out now.

Embarking on the path to a healthier, more satisfying relationship is a courageous and rewarding decision.

 

At Stillwaters Counselling, our practice focuses on improving communication and empathy, so that you and your partner can learn to not only coexist peacefully, but to build warmth, understanding, and intimacy. Our counsellors work from the perspective that conflict doesn’t have to damage a relationship; with the right communication skills it can actually bring us closer together.

 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and let the journey towards greater intimacy, understanding, and love begin.

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