Online Counseling for Couples: How It Works and Why It Can Be Effective

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Have you been considering couples counseling, but you are confused about it’s process, and all that it entails?

There are a various types of therapy available that address different concerns of individuals, families, and couples. Moreover, there are a variety of therapeutic approaches or techniques that therapists use while interacting with clients. 

This makes it confusing and difficult while choosing the right therapist, and the type of therapy for you. In this article, we specifically cover online couples counseling. Telecounseling or Online Counseling for couples is conducted with the help of the internet, over video call. It is an effective and accessible option for everyone who wishes to go for therapy.

Online Counseling can be a great option for couples as it provides a safe space to speak about your concerns from the comfort of your home.

The common concerns that Online Couples and Relationship Counseling can help you with are communication issues, troubles with intimacy, resolving conflicts, and many more. 

At Inner Space, we offer our counseling services online which includes couples counseling.

Challenges That Can Be Addressed Through Online Counseling for Couples

A relationship is a shared experience that two individuals go through. 

As two people move through a relationship, it is common to have conflicts and misunderstandings. Conflicts may bring up various painful feelings and both the partners may become defensive, aggressive, or emotional.

Sometimes, the smaller unresolved issues and feelings can pile up over time and turn into larger conflicts. This can create distance between you and your partner. It can also result in feeling dissatisfied, unheard, or unloved by your partner. 

As the two people involved in a relationship are completely unique, you may have different needs and expectations from your partner and the relationship.

Both the partners in the relationship may have their own perspectives and beliefs that they have learned from their childhood. By not addressing these differences, you may begin to resent your partner over time, and it can create more chances for conflict in the relationship.

Relationships are an important and enriching part of our lives. We seek love, companionship, and support from our relationships. But, relationship issues when left unattended can bring a lot of disappointment and pain in both the partner’s lives. 

It may feel like it is impossible to know what your partner really wants. This can bring a lot of confusion in the relationship. It can make you feel disappointed and helpless. 

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Why Online Counseling For Couples Can Be Effective

Couples Therapy works on the notion that every individual is unique, even when they are in a relationship. Each partner functions, thinks, and behaves differently from the other partner. 

Therapists can provide you with an unbiased perspective on what is really happening in the relationship. A counselor can give you a supportive, non-judgemental view on the patterns, relationship dynamics and issues in the relationship. 

Couples Counselors are trained to notice how each of your patterns, expectations, and tendencies could be negatively impacting the relationship. They can guide you on how to learn more about yourself and your partner. 

Sometimes, a lot of thoughts and feelings when unexpressed can cause pain and resentment later. 

Couples Counseling can help you improve how you communicate your needs and expectations with each other. They can also help you manage any overwhelming feelings that come during conflicts. 

Going for couples counseling can be an effective and  valuable addition to your relationship. It helps both the partners become more aware of their patterns, emotions, and ways how they handle conflict. It also helps you develop a new perspective on the relationship and your partner.

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The Benefits Of Having An Online Counseling For Couples

There are multiple benefits of choosing an online couples counseling session. 

Privacy: Online counseling makes sure that all your personal information and concerns you share with the therapist remains confidential. 

Convenience: You will get to choose a time of the day or week that is most convenient for you and your therapist. 

Flexibility: Scheduling and rescheduling sessions are easier with online counseling. You can choose timings that are right for you and your partner. 

Accessibility: You can access counseling wherever you are on the globe.

Wider range of options: Choosing online therapy opens you up to more options for therapists. This can help you find therapists that are suited for you and your partner. 

How Does Online Couples Counseling Work?

Online relationship counseling includes separate sessions with each partner, and sessions together. You can attend these sessions online with your partner, wherever you are on the globe. 

Our counselors usually conduct individual sessions first to learn more about the issue from the perspective of each partner. The counselor helps both you and your partner identify the underlying patterns of thinking and feeling, areas of conflict, and issues in communication that lead to problems and work on resolving them. 

Couples Counseling can help you:

  • Improve communication skills. 
  • Become better at understanding yourself and your partner.
  • Learn coping strategies that are useful to manage conflicts.
  • Develop a stronger bond and obtain a positive outlook towards the future of the relationship.

Couples therapy can be used by both married and unmarried couples. Therapy for married couples is called Marital or Marriage Counseling. For unmarried couples, the counseling is called Premarital Counseling. 

At Inner Space, we offer both Marital and Premarital counseling for couples facing various personal and interpersonal issues in the relationship. If you would like to learn more about our Relationship Counseling Services, please click on the following links:

While online counseling can be a great option for couples who are opting for therapy, it may not be the right fit for you if:

  • If you or your partner are suffering from severe mental health issues, in-person counseling would be more suitable for you.
  • If you or your partner are contemplating suicide, or exhibiting such behaviours, it is better to take the help of suicide helplines and other crises-based support. 
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Our Ethical Standards For Online Counseling For Couples

At Inner Space, we make sure that our counseling services meet all the necessary ethical standards. 

Our services are offered completely online, and meet the following standards:

Privacy and Confidentiality: Our therapists make sure of your privacy before, during, and post-sessions. The information that you share with us shall remain confidential, and will not be shared with anyone. 

Qualifications: All our therapists are qualified psychologists with a postgraduate degree in clinical or counseling psychology. We do not hire people with diplomas or short-term training courses. This ensures that our therapists are equipped to help a variety of emotional and personal issues in individuals, couples, and groups. 

Online Counseling for Couples can be a great option if you are considering working on issues with your partner. Opting for couples therapy with a Counselor will ensure that you are on the right track towards creating a stronger relationship with your loved one. 

Going for online therapy is a more accessible and flexible option for many individuals and couples. If you are interested in booking a session with us, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Couples Counseling is a great opportunity for you and your partner to understand each other better, and work through any conflicts or issues between the two of you. Couples Counselors are trained to identify, explore, and help you work through issues that occur in relationships. This can help to create a stronger bond in the relationship. 

It is best to seek counseling when there is recurrent, unresolved conflicts and communication issues, among others. If you feel these issues are standing in your way towards a healthy relationship, it is best to seek couples counseling. A counselor can help you navigate through these issues to restore a loving, healthy relationship.

Couple counselors take a neutral stand during counseling. This means that they do not pick sides or favour one partner over the other. The main goal of couples counseling is to help you work through your conflicts as partners. Thus, counselors do not pick sides to make sure that they create a secure environment for both the partners to share their concerns. 

About the Author

This article was written by Parvathi Ganesan, Counselor at Inner Space. This post was consulted & approved by professional therapists practicing online therapy and couples counseling. 

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