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Talking Therapies for Couples

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What are talking therapies for couples?

Our Nottingham couples therapy service offers behavioural couples therapy (BCT) and couples counselling for depression (CCfD).

Our couples therapy in Nottingham service can help you as a couple understand how and why difficulties have happened in past and present relationships. With the help of a trained therapist, couples can explore their thoughts and feelings, learn new communication skills, and work through issues in a safe and supportive environment.

What is behavioural couples therapy (BCT)?

Behavioural couples therapy (BCT) is a type of therapy that focuses on improving the relationship between romantic partners. It is based on the principles of behaviourism and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and it aims to help couples identify and change negative patterns of behaviour that contribute to relationship problems.

Overall, the goal of BCT is to improve the relationship satisfaction and overall functioning of the couple, while also providing them with the skills and tools necessary to maintain a healthy relationship over time.

What is couples counselling for depression (CCfD)?

While couples counselling for depression (CCfD) is a type of therapy that is specifically designed to help couples who are struggling with depression. During the CCfD sessions, the therapist works with the couple to identify the specific ways in which depression is affecting their relationship and helps them develop strategies to manage the symptoms of depression and improve their relationship satisfaction.

Overall, the goal of CCfD is to help both partners feel supported, validated, and understood, while also providing them with the skills and tools necessary to manage their depression and maintain a healthy relationship over time.

How is couples therapy delivered?

Talking therapies for couples usually include several sessions, delivered either in-person or over a video call with a trained therapist.

Couples can sometimes find it difficult to talk openly and honestly. These talking therapies can help, because they offer a neutral, fair, and safe space to discuss ideas.

They can also help when one or both people in the couple are experiencing depression, by helping each person to find ways to support themselves and their partner.

Your therapist will give you time and space to explore any issues in your current or previous relationships and offer practical tools to help you overcome them.

Whether you are dealing with issues related to trust, communication, intimacy, or any other aspect of your relationship, couples therapy in Nottingham can provide you with the tools and support you need to build a stronger, healthier, and more fulfilling relationship.

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You can call us on 0333 188 1060 to start your referral. We will then arrange an initial assessment.

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