From time to time we hear that whilst one person wants therapy another person in the relationship or family are resistant to coming.
When it comes to family therapy this situation is easily resolved as we can often do a great deal of work with the parents which has a positive impact
on the family overall.
For couples’ work we find the best approach is to see each person individually so that the resistant person has an opportunity to meet the Therapist and
decide how comfortable they are with the person. Usually when one person is resistant it is because they have had a bad experience with another Therapist
or they are scared that the sessions are going to make the situation worse or result in the couple separating which is rarely the case.
All Therapists work differently. Feeling comfortable and having confidence in the skill of a Therapist is vital to ongoing work. Please contact us if you
are in this situation so we can work out the best way forward.