Do you want to stop suffering from your relationship? Do you need a way out of this negative loop to regain wellbeing and calm?
If you don’t know what else to try to solve the situation, couples therapy can help you find solutions.
I consulted you because I felt that my relationship was walking on thin ice and I wanted to struggle in order to put my trust in ourselves again. To be honest, I believed that most likely after the sessions we would split but friendly. The point was breaking up or renewing many of the habits we had installed and which we did not talk about from the bottom of our hearts. I have been able to appreciate the effort we make both of us to keep being together. I learned how to put in the person I love’s shoes. I recommend it with no doubts.
I like your way of approaching the things which unbalance the couple. Your ability of playing down everything in order to solve it. Your way of listening and of smiling, even of getting moved with our domestic problems. Ah! The emails you send are also very helpful.
First of all, I want to thank you, Patricia, for your comprehension all the time, fact that, although it’s included in your task as a professional, it personally made me feel very comfortable and tucked in constantly, sharing with you very intimate and personal situations, feelings and experiences. I had never done it before with anybody and I think it has been very helpful.
I underline as positive in this therapy, first of all the fact that both of us have bet and started together this task and giving hope to that. The truth is that, except one or two sessions, we always got out of them stronger and even though we faced delicate matters, we went out together and speaking about the subjects in a very positive way.
After my first son’s birth my relationship started trembling. I did not know if I had to split up or not. I have been able to learn that when one changes the attitude, the attitude of the partner can also change....but in a good way! I like your positive and fixer focus, that nothing is black or white.
I am Patricia Maguet, clinical psychologist in Barcelona specializing in relationship with couples.
I have been working for real couples like yours for 27 years. Couples seeking help to communicate and understand each other, to enjoy their relationship again and to feel better.
If you arrived here, maybe you feel that...
If you identify yourself with these situations, you are in the right place. Here you will find useful solutions.
How do I know if we need Marriage Counseling?
In order to know when it’s about time to require professional help, you can orient yourself by the situations in you daily life when you turn to someone from outside for support. There are three assumptions when I suggest you to start a therapy for couples:
This is what I offer you if you work with me...
- You will find a cozy place where you can express what happens to you, how you feel and what you need with no fear of being judged, criticized or attacked.
- You will start to realize that there are different ways to approach what is happening to you which will shed light on your difficulties, and which will help you find out where you can find the exit.
- Very soon you will notice little changes which will provide the home’s atmosphere with calmness and serenity and which will allow you to make decisions more peacefully and quietly.
This is the right time to start your couple therapy.
Remember that 80% of people who start this kind of marriage therapy
improve comparing to those who don’t ask for help.
My method of Marriage Counseling is different
The therapy for couples usually restricted itself to the in-person sessions with the psychologist. I know that you need to change things as soon as possible because staying in a limiting situation makes you feel bad and it doesn’t let you enjoying your life. I also know that between a session and the next one you can make progress if I orient you and I offer you the material and the information you need.
This is the reason why I created my own method solution-oriented Marriage Couseling, that will help you to stop suffering, facing the problems you have, from different sides.
Maybe you are asking yourself some of these questions...
The therapy for couples is a kind of therapy that the specialist psychologist can practice, with the main aim of solving the difficulties you are facing in your couple relationship.
Anytime you feel blocked and you want to go forward, the support of a psychologist who is specialized in couples, can be key. Maybe you have a temporary problem or maybe you are facing a critical situation for a while. According to my experience, I know that as soon you start up as fast you can get rid of the hard times and take back your well-being.
I work with heterosexual couples as well as with homosexual couples. I look after multicultural couples, couples with a big age gap, re-built couples who live or not with sons/daghter from former relationships, couples with long-distance relationships…. If what concerns you is your couple relationship and what you can do in order to make it stop being a source of pain, then you can work with me.
For sure you have seen, more han once, some images of a psychological therapy in movies or in TV fiction. I don’t use a divan and my first goal is getting to know you more deeply. This is why we will talk about what mostly makes you feel worried at this time and about how you have made the decision of searching for help. It will also be very important to find out what you have been trying so far in order to solve your differences with the aim of clarifying what did not work properly. With all this information we will be able to understand what is going on and we can start to seek new ways to face it.
The most ambitious objective of the couples therapy is helping you to hatch trust between one another. This trust you probably gave each other in other periods of the relationship. The trust that will make you feel that your relationship is strong, that you are friends again and that you can enjoy your sexual privacy. This trust that allows you to know you rely on one another, that you have a mutual unconditional support. Definitely the point is being able to overcome the troubled phases to enjoy a healtier and happier relationship.
Esa confianza que os permite saber que contáis el uno con el otro, que tenéis un apoyo mutuo incondicional. En definitiva se trata de podáis superar las etapas turbulentas para disfrutar de una relación más saludable y más feliz.
It is something usual that one of the two is more convinced than the other one about the need of seeking professional support. I am aware that you build together your couple relationship and if both of you take part with common goals, it will be easier that you can make progress.
Anyway this doesn’t mean that only one is not able to trigger changes so, if your partner doesn’t want to come, don’t worry about that and start youself.
The most important point is do not letting go your concerns and start up to build the relationship you need.
Sin embargo esto no significa que uno solo no sea capaz de desencadenar cambios así que si tu pareja no quiere venir, no te preocupes y empieza tú. Lo importante es no dejar pasar tus inquietudes y ponerte en marcha para construir la relación que tú necesitas.
According to my experience, I can tell you that we can deduce that if both of you are willing to turn little changes up, 12 sessions will be enough in order to produce relevant changes. Keeping in mind the fact that the sessions are biweekly, this means a period which lasts about 6 months.
The several investigations we looked up, indicate to us that 80% of the couples who attend, are able to improve their level of satisfaction in their couple relationship, therefore the answer is yes.
Do you want to meet me before you decide?
I offer you a first free visit so you can meet me in person. You will be able to explain me what is happening to you in order to evaluate if my method can help you and I will give you more details about how it works and I will be able to solve all your doubts which you feel like setting out to me.
If you tried many things and you don’t go forward, if you thought time could fix everything and you are realizing that it doesn’t, if you feel it’s time to ask for help, don’t think about it anymore. The best time to start giving a turn to your relationship is now.
In my more than 20 years of professional experience, I accompanied hundreds of couples and I can tell you that the 80% of the people who work with me, in a short period of time, feel happier and more satisfied with their relationship.
Here's a bit more about me
Hi, I’m Patricia Maguet, clinical psychologist specializing on couples and family therapy.
I started studying psychology in 1987, motivated by the unhappiness caused by family problems. This is also why I decided to specialize professionally as a family and couples therapist.
More than 27 years of professional experience that I have behind me, I have been able to see time and time again how healthy relationships and family relationships are synonymous with a life free of anguish, suffering, guilt…
The relationships you establish with those you care about most and of course with yourself are the key to feeling good. That’s why I think it’s worth helping you to enjoy your partner and family again.
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