Marriage and/or Relationship Issues Play Therapy

Marriage and/or Relationship Issues

Entering into a relationship means merging your life with another person, understanding his or her flaws, quirks and beliefs. With marriage rates declining and divorce statistics set at 50%, it is clear that people are increasingly challenged by marriage and relationship issues, and many lack effective ways to address them. So how can we bridge the gap to understanding our partners better and enjoying romantic bliss?

Many factors affect the interpersonal relationship between two partners who are a couple and sometimes it's hard to see the cause of conflict or friction in a relationship. While some people find divorce to be the best or only option, other people speak to counsellors and psychologists  in a bid to try salvage the relationship.

Signs that indicate a need for couples counselling include poor communication in a relationship, affairs, living past one another, inability to resolve marriage of couples' issues, and acting out negative feelings. When divorce seems like the only option, or if a couple is staying together for the kids' sake, that's a sure sign that therapy is needed.

Therapists do not necessarily  believe that all marriages can be salvaged, but counselling can often help even some of the most challenged relationships.  Through talk therapy, the couple will discover again why they fell in love and what they can do to get back to that place in their marriage. They use a range of effective, proven methods to help couples in any situation to restore intimacy and move past the hurt and wounds to a safe and comfortable place.

The concrete tools used by marriage therapists provide guidance in a supportive and encouraging setting and empower clients to restructure their thoughts and emotions. It helps the couple to work with each other, instead of on one another, helping each individual to find the person he or she is at the core level and to build a happy union.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who works with  couples you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

Play Therapy

Play therapy uses the client's internal self-healing mechanisms to access unconscious and conscious experiences. The therapist forms a relationship with the client and encourages him or her to explore life events that affect his or her current life experience.

During play therapy, the therapist works at the client's pace. Talking is secondary to play in this form of therapy, and as such the client is encouraged to play while the therapist observes.

Play Therapy is suitable for adults too, as it helps them to relearn self-exploration, which enhances physical and cognitive behaviours. Play therapy gives children and adults freedom, increased creativity and life experience.

If you are looking for a therapist who offers Play Therapy, please browse our list of practitioners below..

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Jennifer Scott

M.A., RSW
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Katelin Wyness

M.Couns., RCC

Jill Parker

M.Ed., RSW

Cassandra Barfield

M.S.W., RSW

Jung-Hwa Suh

M.A., RCC

Judith Bertoia

Ph.D., R.Psych

Lisa Moore

M.A., CCC

Ann Holroyd

Ph.D., RCC

Gene Bonny

M.A., R.Psych

Angela Herd

M.A., RCC

Nazanin Moghadami

M.Couns., RCC

Ellie Bolgar

Psy.D., RCC
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Alison Bell

M.A., RCC

Phoebe Tsang

M.C., RMFT

Ann-Marie Inoue

M.C., RCC

Melanie Huck

M.A., RCC

Kerry Moller

M.A., RCC

Tania Zulkoskey

M.S.W., R.C.S.W.

Bonnie Mason

MFT, RCC

Mahima Jacob

M.A., CCC