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.
If you arrived here, maybe you feel that…
When you argue, you often lose control and you don’t achieve anything. You realize that you have communication problems and you are getting increasingly distant. You are afraid that the family can shatter.
The rencor has been installed in your lives, there are things you are not able to let go and appear again when you least expect it.
You believed that, letting the time go by, things could go back to normal but you see that your relationship is at a standstill and it is even getting worse.
Your sexual life is not satisfactory and it seems like it’s not going to change.
The relationship with your in-laws is not good at all and this fact is unpleasant for your partner, it’s impossible for you both to find an agreement.
You are sure about what your sons/daughters need but your partner has a different opinion, in the meantime your kids are not fine and you don’t know what you can do.
The atmosphere at home gets unbreathable and you would often prefer to stay at work. You deeply miss those moments when you enjoyed each other’s company and you were happy…
This is what I offer you if you work with me…
My method of Marriage Counseling is different
With me the Therapy has a beginning and an end and from the start we will establish the sessions’ planning so you can get organized in a better way.
The sessions are two week-long and both of you two will take part to the visits, that last one hour and a half. So you will not have the feeling that you could not go forward.
The therapy is intensive and shorter than it is in other places. The results come so fast because I know you need changing things as soon as possible and I don’t want your pain lasts more than necessary.
Maybe you are asking yourself some of these questions…
What is couple therapy?
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.
What is the therapy useful for?
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.
When it’s necessary to seek couples therapy?
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.
What’s up if my partner doesn’t want to come?
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.
For whom is the couples therapy?
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.
¿How many sessions are necessary?
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.
What do we do during the sessions?
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.
Is the Marriage Counseling truly useful?
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.
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.