The single most common reason couple contact Steven is a failure in communication.  It is in this area that having a specialist trained couples therapist really pays off. Steven can coach you to avoid behaviours that have been proved in multiple research studies to predict divorce – and more importantly teach you tools to help you reconnect with that loving open communication that most couples start off with.   

The video below takes a humorous look at what is in reality a very painful problem.

Communication difficulties are the most common presenting problems for couples counsellors.  There is a simple reason for this.

Firstly – Couples who can’t communicate well will almost certainly have problems in their relationship

Secondly – Couples who are having difficulties tend not to communicate well about those difficulties

The bad news

Untreated communication issues are the single most common killer of relationships – if it hurts to stay connected in your relationship – after a while you will stop connecting. Then the relationship starts to die.

The good news

Communication problems are typically the easiest problem to solve in couples therapy – if that is the sole issue couples normally take between 6-12 sessions (depending on how well you practice together) to master the skills required.

If you have a solid relational base of respect and affection – the relationship will typically start feeling radically different within 2-3 sessions.

The really great thing about working with a specialist couples therapist is that we teach you how to take those skills home to equip you for a lifetime of loving connection.

The best piece of advice I give to people struggling with communication is get help early – treat it like a warning light on the car. It’s designed to save you time, pain and money by letting you know early to get help.

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