Building healthy relationships is one of the most common goals for which people seek professional help and counseling. The relationship within a marriage is one of the most important in an adult’s life. It is also one of the most vulnerable relationships one can have. It can turn out to be quite stressful because of various reasons. Dissatisfaction can result from unclear boundaries and unfulfilled expectations.
Willing Ways caters to the needs of marital counseling. Marital counseling serves to repair the damage caused, and help the couples strengthen their marriage. Marital counseling takes an eclectic approach in making the primary focus of the therapy on the relationship, alongside on the needs of the individuals in this relationship. Our professionals are fully trained to coach the couples in learning how to improve this relationship. When it comes to improving the marital relationship, our attitude towards changing it is more important and crucial, than what action we will have to take.
The major principle of marital counseling is to change the view regarding this relationship. This shift in the paradigm is brought about through the therapeutic process. It promotes the understanding of the nature of this relationship and the roles on the partners in it. The major work is being done on discouraging the blaming patterns and promote healthy solution focused habits. Our expert psychologists make the most use of their core counseling and situational counseling skills to specifically target this area. We give the couple the tools to start building or rebuild their trust in the relationship.
While being in a relationship, it sometimes becomes difficult for the partners to understand the nature of each other’s habits and the difference between them might become overwhelming. Our counselors are fully trained in helping our client building healthy habits. With our supportive programmes such as Structure of Habit and Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples, we are able to ensure that healthy habits are built and sustained with proper skills.
Counseling also helps in promoting and encouraging healthy communication patterns. The relationship becomes neglected when partners avoid expressing their own feelings and emotions properly. Therapy helps in lowering this fear of expression and building the habit of assertive communication. We train the couple with skills based on Assertiveness, Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations. These skills play a vital role when couples face intense disagreements and arguments. Through counseling, couples understand that it is not necessary for them to agree on all matters. They need to learn how to express their opinions while keeping respect intact and the boundaries healthy. All these skills play a vital role in improving the communication between the partners.
Marital counseling also helps in modifying the dysfunctional behavior by working on behaviors that can cause physical, psychological and/or economic harm within the relationship. Sometimes a larger issue brings difficulty in a couple’s relationship. These can include problems from the past, coping with mental illness, fear of abandonment or infidelity. Our professionally trained professionals have the tools to help the partners uncover these problems and deal with them with a healthy approach.
Ultimately effective marital counseling points out strengths among the partners and builds resilience. Willing Ways understand that each relationship has its unique challenges and strengths. Therefore we design our treatment program accordingly.