Relationship Therapy

 

Wendy has trained in Level 1 and Level 2 of The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy.

Gottman Method of Couples Therapy draws on the knowledge of 40 years of research and clinical practice to help couples break through barriers, and improve the level of connection, intimacy and understanding within their relationships. Online Gotttman Method Couples Therapy is structured, evidence-based, and goal-oriented.

Gottman Method of Couples Therapy is designed to help couples:

  • Increase closeness, respect and affection
  • Increase understanding between partners
  • Resolve conflict when partners feel stuck
  • Improve communication

 

The Process 

  1. Assessment – Relationship Health

  2. Therapy

  3. Phasing out of therapy

 

Assessment

Gottman Couples Therapy begins with a thorough assessment of your relationship to understand your unique situation.

Part 1 – Relationship history and background information

Each partner will receive an email with questions relating to the history of the relationship and the issues of concern. There are also questions about each partner’s experiences growing up to gain an understanding of how your background and past experiences influence your current experience of your relationship. 

Part 2 – Completion of the Online Gottman Relationship Checkup

Each partner will complete the Gottman Relationship Checkup online.  You will be given individual usernames and passwords so that you will each complete the 480 questions about friendship, intimacy, emotions, conflict, values and trust, as well as parenting, housework, finances, individual areas of concern and more.  This information will be sent to your therapist.

Part 3 – Feedback session 75-90 minutes

Both partners will attend a joint online session with the therapist.  Feedback regarding the assessment process will be provided, including the strengths and weaknesses of your relationship. We will discuss potential goals for relationship therapy and work together to develop a plan regarding the duration of therapy and the frequency of sessions.

Therapy

Research has shown that frequent sessions are helpful at the beginning of therapy.  Weekly sessions are recommended, if possible, to enable you to learn new communication skills and begin to make positive changes in your relationship.

Therapeutic interventions are designed to help couples strengthen their relationship in three primary areas:

  • friendship,
  • conflict management
  • creation of shared meaning.

Couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts.

Interventions designed to increase closeness and intimacy are used to improve friendship, deepen emotional connection, and create changes which enhances the couples shared goals. Relapse prevention is also addressed.

Some of the relationship issues that may be addressed in therapy include:

  • Frequent conflict and arguments
  • Poor communication
  • Emotionally distanced couples on the verge of separation
  • Specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, and parenting

 

Phasing out of therapy

In this final stage, we will “phase out” of therapy meeting less frequently in order for you to integrate new relationship skills and to prepare for life after therapy is no longer required. 

  

Fees for relationship therapy

Relationship Assessment

Relationship and individual history, Gottman Relationship Checkup and feedback session including setting goals for therapy

$795
Relationship Therapy – per session (The relationship assessment process must be completed prior to therapy)

 

$270

 

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