Vancouver & Victoria Marriage Counselling
Marriage Counselling in Victoria, BC
Life is full of ups and downs and marriage-life is no different. Any stresses in the areas of work, family, friends, hobbies, finances, and inner-connection may add to the feelings of tension within a marriage. Topics to be addressed within the framework of marriage counseling include:
- Dealing with divorce
- Infidelity and adultery
- Co-Parenting & Family counselling
Do you find yourself and your partner:
- Having feelings of anger
- Having feelings of shame
- Feeling uncertain
- Feeling hopeless
- Feeling lost
- Feeling alone
- Feeling misunderstood
- Feeling like you’re not being listened to
- Feeling uncared for
- Feeling unloved
- Feeling inadequate
As a result of experience, trainings, and research, Kendra has developed an awareness practice based program to assist couples in their process of developing a more harmonious relationship.
Connecting Communication for Couples (CCC) integrates the importance of awareness of both self and others. How could one expect their partner to know them if they do not even know themselves?
In the form of a worksheet, couples follow the instructions step-by-step in order to learn more about themselves, each other, and their relationship. From there, they are able to integrate this into their lives and continue to develop increasing communication skills and connection. Among developing inner and relational awareness, couples also become aware that adults have attachment needs: It’s okay to need to feel held, secure, and loved. Adults also need to be validated. We need to hear those words of understanding and acceptance, to know we’re not alone, & to know that our partner will hold us if we ask them to.
Benefits of Marriage Counselling include:
- More compassion
- Feeling understood
- Releasing stuck emotions
- Developing a deeper connection
- Increased trust
- Increased feelings of safety and security
- Be more sensitive to your own and your partners needs
- Increased ability to enjoy life and your relationship
- Decrease co-dependency and increase interdependency
- Deeper and more connective intimacy
- Greater awareness
- Stronger communication skills
With a background in yoga and meditation, Kendra integrates the importance of the mind-body connection in her work with couples. Somatic Experiencing (SE) is incorporated into the therapy for couples who are experiencing trauma-related issues.
Did you know...
Communication involves more than just spoken conversation. Forms of communication that are equally as important within a relationship include touch, eye contact, body language, energy, and written words.