Marriage & Couples Therapy

“The purpose of couple’s therapy is to restore a better level of functioning in couples who are experiencing relationship distress.” The reasons can be one or a combination of many: domestic violence, depression etc.

Approaches in therapy may vary between focussing on the well functioning aspects and also the dysfunctional parts. This occurs through the act of being part of the exploration and soul searching for “answers that lie within”. Tienie does follow approaches from Ego-Analytic Couples therapy, Cognitive –Behavioural and Emotion-Focussed therapies. There are various assessments involved to help this process along. As would be expected, it takes commitment and perseverance to see therapy through.

Some applications of Couples therapy:

  • Individual and couple identity/ role definition
  • Emotional gratification as found in the relationship
  • Functional and dysfunctional couples
  • Intimacy within the marital/ couples context

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