Joyce Dallimore is a qualified relationship therapist in Gestalt couples therapy.

Gestalt therapists facilitate couples to speak to each other face to face (as they have to when in their home environment), in an effective manner. They learn now to resolve their issues in the long term between themselves. A confidential, supportive, non-judgmental environment that helps to facilitate new ways of communicating and problem solving facilitates this work. A spirit of experimenting with new ways of relating is encouraged.

A couple may want some help and guidance on how to improve issues around:

w w Intimacy.
w w Communication between themselves.
w w Step and blended family conflicts.
w w Working through a crisis.
w w Resolving the after effects of an affair.
w w Discussing sexual compatibility.
w w Resolving wider family issues.
w w Dealing with secrets.
w w Issues around children.
w w Separation anxieties, etc. etc.

Times when you may need some help with communication within your relationship are:

w w When you talk to your partner, it feels as though you’re hitting a brick wall.
w w Your conversations just go round and round in never-ending circles.
w w After you’ve talked, you feel frustrated and confused.
w w You can’t talk for more than a few minutes without turning into a shouting match.
w w You’re afraid that if you bring up a certain subject, things will get even worse.
w w There’s nothing left to say.

It’s never ‘too late’ to improve your relationships.

“Gestalt couple therapy is about teaching a pair of human beings, joined by many bonds, some weak and some strong, how to live authentically with one another – from their hearts and bodies, from their longings and laughter. In return, we are rewarded with their revealed beauty”. Joseph Zinker and Sonia Nevis.