Couples Therapy and Domestic Violence

During a couples therapy session and unexpectedly, Sue gets up and hits her partner Rob in the face. How should we, as couples therapists respond? Many couples therapists state categorically “I don’t work with domestic violence”. The usual justification given is that if there were some degree of intimidation in the therapy room or spouses … [Read more…]

Addressing the Meaning of Sex

The psychosexual elements of our work as psychosexual and relationship therapists can seem, at times, to be very straightforward and even risk becoming formulaic. We regularly use homework CBT exercises, relationship rekindling, communication work etc.  More often than not, though, I find myself engrossed and excited by the way our clients bring out, not just the … [Read more…]