Relationship and Marriage Coaching

During your introductory session, Ellie will discuss with you your needs and determine which programme is right for you. Coaching is then customised to suit your specific personal and business needs.

Research shows us that being part of a satisfying relationship can bring about happiness, life satisfaction, the ability to manage illness better, as well as an overall sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. Having a good, healthy relationship with your partner would also make you less likely to be depressed or anxious; it also lowers your risk of cardiovascular and immune system difficulties.

Regrettably, when couple relationships are no longer healthy, it can be distressing – leaving people feeling unhappy, bored, miserable and even angry. In an unhealthy relationship the ongoing conflict, the volatile arguments, the simmering resentments, the feelings of anger and bitterness and the sense of loss and rejection that go with it can put your body in a state of chronic stress. According to Dr Jane Collingwood (“The physical effects of long-term stress”) high levels and chronic stress can have a serious impact on our physical as well as psychological health – reducing the function of our immune system and increasing the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Using the evidence-based Solution Focused Coaching approach, Ellie will work with couples on identifying the issues they face and help them learn more helpful strategies to improve their marriage or relationship. Ellie will not dwell or be bogged down in the past and will not be concentrating on the ‘he said – she said’ or the issues of your childhood or upbringing. Sure, it can be useful to know the history of a relationship, but Ellie is more interested in the future and how things need to change to make your relationship a happier and more fulfilling one.

Ellie will equip the couples with some practical tools and techniques, which can help create positive change, repair relationships and break old behaviour patterns. Couples will be expected to complete various ‘homework’ tasks and commit to attending at least two (2) two-hour sessions. Depending on the issue(s) at hand, couples then would need to commit to at least three (3) or four (4) one-hour coaching sessions.

Ellie’s coaching approach is for couples who are still committed to each other and want to put things right, but don’t know how to go about it. There is still love and underlying bond between you, but you are drifting along or growing apart. You need a relationship GPS to get you back on track!  If however you are dealing with big issues like an affair, gambling or drinking problems, violence or emotional abuse you should seek help of a professional psychologist, psychiatrist or a counsellor.

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