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… Continue reading

The Value of Online Marriage Counselling in a Modern World

While many people are still waiting for a “return to normal” after the Covid-19 global pandemic has disrupted our regular way of life, it would be impractical to think that things will ever return to exactly the way they were before. The full extent of the impact this has had on people and their interpersonal relationships is still unknown, but it is safe to say that it has often been challenging and frustrating in many ways. Instead of fighting these changes, this might be the time to start leaning into… Continue reading

4 Important Benefits of an Online Family Therapist

We all rely on relationships in various guises to support us and enrich our lives. Few relationships are as important in forming us as people than those we grow up with – our household family. Often, it is expected that these relationships should simply be perfect, but they very seldom are. As with any relationship, they require work to grow into healthy, nurturing structures. An online family therapist like Dr Tienie Maritz can help you navigate this journey.

The goal of therapy is not to find an instant solution to all problems,… Continue reading

Why Marriage Counselling Is Now More Needed than Ever

Too often we are fooled by the storybook image of love, thinking that relationships are all sunshine and roses, and that if this is not the case, we have somehow failed or weren’t the perfect partner. The truth is that any and all relationships require constant work and care, and that there is never a “picture perfect” template for the ideal relationship. Furthermore, external factors influence a relationship. It’s vital to be aware of this and be able to recognise these factors for what they are. Marriage counselling is a great… Continue reading

7 Manageable Ways How You Can Regulate Your Stress Levels

There are very few, if any, of us who can say that they never suffer under stress. Considering the fast-paced world we live in and the numerous expectations that are put upon us, this is to be expected. Add to this the challenges we collectively faced over the last couple of months, and it is no wonder that more and more people are looking for ways how to regulate their stress levels better. If left unchecked, it can become debilitating, and the health consequences can be devastating.

However, rather than… Continue reading

Couples Therapy – Unpacking Myths and Facts about Couples Therapy

This is, without a doubt, the cliché of this year, but here goes: we live in unprecedented times. As much as we all want to groan when we hear that phrase, it’s also very important to acknowledge the fact that times aren’t normal and we’re all dealing with a combination of challenges, emotions and struggles that we don’t typically have to deal with. This has led to many of us experiencing strains in our relationships that we don’t necessarily know how or where to place. Couples therapy might just be… Continue reading

6 Frequently Asked Questions About Couples Counselling

Below we answer six of your questions about couples counselling.

  1. Who Is It For?

While it is often thought that couples counselling is a last attempt to save a marriage before divorce, the truth is that it provides guidance and support to people in all types of intimate relationships, whether they are married or not, and regardless of their sexual orientation. It can be beneficial for those who are having relationship problems, or those who simply want to strengthen and look after the health of their relationship.

Counselling Sessions in Pretoria Can Help You Live a Full Life

Nobody can honestly say that they were fully prepared for 2020. The year has thrown an uncanny number of unexpected – and highly challenging – situations at us, many of which are unlike anything the majority of us have ever had to deal with before. Add this to the expected stress and challenges of everyday life, and it is no wonder that most of us are having a hard time processing it all. Whether you feel completely overwhelmed or simply off centre and are struggling to find your rhythm,… Continue reading

Married people live longer

Single men have mortality rates that are 250% higher than married men. Single women have mortality rates that are 50% higher than married women (Ross et al, 1990). Having a spouse can decrease your risk of dying from cancer as much as knocking ten years off your life. Single people spend longer in the hospital and have a greater risk of dying after surgery. (Goodwin et al, 1987)

The Purpose and Benefits of Seeing a Family Therapist

Our
generation is living in unprecedented times. There is absolutely nothing wrong
with you if you are finding life truly challenging at the moment. As the novel
coronavirus continues to threaten our health and force us to stay in our homes,
previously suppressed issues might be boiling over under pressure. This is not entirely
unexpected, as we are isolated from the outside world and forced to spend
extended time with our household while under immense pressure. This could, of
course, also be a great time for introspection and to rebuild connections… Continue reading

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