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Couples Therapy

“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.” – Khalil Gibran

What is Couple’s Therapy?

Couple’s therapy (also called Relationship Therapy, Marriage Therapy or Marital Therapy) focusses on matching what is meant with what is said.
 
Couples therapy builds the communication skills couples need to negotiate life’s challenges. This in turn contributes to a sense of fulfilment in their relationship. This can be useful at various points in the lifespan of a romantic partnership.

 

Couple’s therapy may be useful in:

  • Assisting couples in negotiating the different life stages of their relationship over time

  • Managing different socialization needs

  • Negotiating different parenting styles

  • Discussing different financial management styles

  • Balancing different sexual needs

  • Negotiating the boundaries of fidelity

    Dealing with the impact of breaches of these boundaries

What is pre-marital therapy?

Pre-marital Counselling aims to build effective communication skills before walking down the aisle. It has been scientifically proven to enhance the quality and longevity of relationships. Discussions around marital goals and expectations build a realistic foundation for the marriage.

What is Co-parenting Therapy?

The end of an intimate relationship does not mean the end of your relationship as parents. Co-parenting Therapy guides parents in prioritising the best interest of their children despite the dissolution of their relationship. Building a new family system during this time can be very tricky. Parents often need guidance in negotiating this new relationship dynamic.

How does Couples Therapy work?

When working with a couple, I see each partner on their own before starting joint sessions. This gives me a full picture of the challenges you are facing. It also allows each partner an unfiltered space to vent before joint sessions.
 
Once each partner feels heard, and we’ve addressed hindrances to a joint process, we create a joint therapeutic space. This is a space where both partners can work towards a more satisfying relationship.

When should we consider couples therapy?

It is never too early to consider couple’s therapy. The earlier you start the process, the better. Pre-martial therapy builds effective communication to add to the satisfaction in your relationship. Couples therapy can address a sense of dissatisfaction at any point in a relationship. It can also also serve as a maintenance tool in a relationship to promote the lifespan of a relationship.
 

DO YOU PROVIDE ONLINE COUPLES THERAPY?

Yes, Online Couples Therapy uses the same principles within an online format. I make use of Zoom, a secure online platform.
 
Contact me with any questions. Or schedule Couples Therapy appointments via my online booking system. Sessions available online or at the Satori Health Centre in Garsfontein, Pretoria East. Remember to book indivdiual sessions for each partner before couples sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the costs involved in Couples Therapy?
We can claim from the medical aid on your behalf at the tariffs prescribed by the medical aids. Elmarie Horn, my Accounts Manager, manages this process. No excess is payable if there are funds available in your medical saving account. If there are no funds available, you remain responsible for the account.
 
Alternatively, sessions are R1000 per 50 min session. You can pay for your sessions:
Will the medical aid pay for Couple’s Therapy?
Yes, the medical aid will pay for couple’s psychotherapy if there are funds available in your medical aid. No excess will then be payable. If the medical aid, however, does not pay for the sessions, you will remain responsible for the bill.
 
Elmarie Horn, my Accounts Manager, can submit medical aid claims on your behalf. You may, also, wish to pay for the sessions yourself and then submit the claim to the medical aid.