Conflict Resolution for Couples

I offer a short-term conflict resolution counselling intervention. It supports you develop and apply appropriate skills. As a result relationships are strengthened in the long-term. 

It can help with a range of difficulties. For example: misunderstandings or fear of conflict.

This intervention is based a number of relationship, psychological and social studies. It includes exercises developed by leading relationship experts Gottman and Silver. I have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work.

Conflict Resolution Session Topics

The topics help build an understanding of conflict. Additionally, they teach healthy ways to communicate your differences.

We explore the difference between short and long-term conflicts. After all, some difficulties are quick to resolve. They are based on small differences in opinion. On the other hand, major differences may always remain. This may include a difference in life goals.

How can we resolve conflicts? First we need to understand your communication difficulties. We then introduce skills to counter these challenges.

These skills are transferable to help manage future conflicts effectively.

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Why does conflict exist?

We are all unique people. Therefore we will not agree on everything. As a result conflicts are a natural part of all relationships. 

Some conflicts have a negative effect on the relationship. There are communication patterns that contribute to this. For example: contempt, criticism, defensiveness and stonewalling.

However, this is not the only type of arguing. Healthy arguing is a beneficial skill. It allows us to freely express the things that are important to us. Particularly when they’re not important to everyone else.

If you have ever felt misunderstood, then you might relate to the above. The aim of this conflict is to be heard not to argue. Therefore, building a strong skill-set can help this happen.

Displaying healthy conflict resolution skills also sets a good example for other family members – particularly children-