How to Approach Relationship Therapy Online

The image of perfect love sold to us via movies, books, and more is a sweet fantasy, but also paints an unrealistic picture. Yes, relationships can be beautiful, and wonderful, and completely fulfilling. But it also doesn’t simply happen by chance. It requires intentional commitment and, sometimes, some additional support. Professional counselling can be a wonderful way to grow a healthy, well-balanced relationship, and you can even engage with this therapy online for added convenience and safety while navigating the Covid-19 landscape.

So how do you get started with reliable relationship therapy online?

  1. Choose the therapist

The right therapist is someone who both of you feel comfortable with. Remember, you will have to be very honest with this person. It’s also essential to engage with a professional with proper qualifications and the necessary experience in working with couples.

Dr Tienie Maritz is a highly-qualified psychologist who has been helping people to live life better for close to three decades. He has worked with numerous couples over the years, helping them to improve communication, develop problem-solving skills, and deal with potential conflict by creating a safe space where issues can be explored and dealt with amicably on the road to growth and happiness.

  1. Make an appointment

Next, it is important to choose a suitable time for the session. Just because your relationship therapy is online, does not mean you can and should slot it in anywhere you can pinch off a few minutes. Prioritise it, choose a time that suits you both, and make sure that you have the option to decompress afterwards, if necessary. Contact the office of Dr Tienie Maritz to find out more about availability and to make an appointment.

  1. Choose a channel

Not all online channels and platforms are equal, and we’re all comfortable using different applications. Dr Tienie Maritz offers relationship therapy online via Zoom, Skype, or WhatsApp, so decide which one works better for you, your devices, and your Internet connection.

  1. Prepare a suitable space

The majority of us have encountered the challenges that go with online meetings over the past year. Avoid these by making sure you have a quiet space where you won’t be interrupted, where you can hear the people involved, and where the light is decent enough to be seen, but not too bright to cause a glare on the screen if you need to see.

  1. Be honest, be brave, and be hopeful

Remember why you’re investing in relationship therapy online in the first place – you want to improve your relationship. This requires honesty, the courage to face challenges, and a belief that you deserve happiness and peace in your life.

A message from Dr Tienie Maritz

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