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What's the evidence in the effectiveness of relationship therapy?
Amongst the most research approaches to relationship therapy is Gottman Relationship Therapy.
Gottman relationship therapy is based on 35 years of work by John Gottman and his team. John has examined what factors seem to make relationships work and which ones lead to the demise of relationships and he has come up with a very clear and easy to follow model. He has published this in a number of good books including 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work and 10 Lessons to Transform your Marriage.
It has been my experience that using John's model and the interventions he proposes with couples has meant that relationship therapy can be a very positive experience for all. This approach moves away from "scratching at scabs" which happens when we get bogged down going over old arguments and old hurts. Instead we assess the problem areas in your relationship and then develop a treatment plan to help couples to develop a range of new skills for managing those problem areas. We also focus on helping couples develop a culture of appreciation and a healthy level of positive sentiment override to innoculate them against falling apart whenever problems arise. Call me today if you would like more information about this approach.
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