Goals and Principles of the Gottman Method of Marriage & Couples Counselling:
The principle goals of the Gottman Method of Marriage & Couples Counselling are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of understanding within the context of the relationship.
Drs. John and Julie Gottman developed nine components of healthy relationships, known as the Sound Relationship House.
- Building trust
- Managing conflict and improving communication
- Turning towards (as opposed to turning away from) each other
- The positive perspective (seeing your partner as a friend, not an adversary)
- Sharing fondness and admiration
- Making life dreams come true
- Creating shared meaning
- Building love maps
After 22 years providing marriage and relationship counselling I feel I have a clear idea how to help couples understand and navigate the difficult process of reaching out for help with their relationship.
Together we will work from a very practical perspective using many different tools, techniques, handouts, information, homework and ideas, to help facilitate positive change.
I "call it like I see it" in my sessions and am honest and straightforward in my approach. I believe that when coming to counselling, you deserve the truth; deserve to get the most you can for your time, your money and your relationship.
CLICK HERE to learn more about how I also use the Gottman Method and how you have the option of choosing the Full Gottman Marital Therapy Option for your couples counselling if you wish.
I am an approved member of the Gottman Relationship Checkup and can provide you with access to the online Gottman relationship questionnaires, including full treatment recommendations & personal reports direct to myself and you, from the Gottman Institute for Marital Therapy.
Giving your relationship the best chance of happiness and healing.