A Couples Therapy Retreat is very different from standard relationship counseling. It’s a bit like the difference between a lunch time picnic and a 2 week tropical holiday in the sun.
Seven Magic Ingredients
Sometimes it’s important to get away from it all, to step out of the daily routine and get a new perspective on life.
There are several reasons why a couples therapy retreat works better than standard relationship counseling. Here’s my magic seven:
Most standard relationship counseling happens once a week; a 40 minute or 60 minute session after work or a Saturday morning. This would be a standard set up. You might be offered 4 or 6 sessions after which you would have a review to discuss what happens next, basically to work out whether you keep coming or stop.
Our Couples Therapy Retreat is very different. We condense 6 months worth of counseling work into a week or two so the whole experience is accelerated. Sessions last between two to three hours and are a combination of individual sessions and joint sessions with your partner. This means that all the progress that is made is not lost during the intervening time between sessions. Big changes can happen fast.
I think it’s very difficult to tackle problems while you are in the middle of them. It’s often helpful to have a bit of space, to get away from things, to see life a bit more clearly. When you are involved in the relentless daily grind it is harder to see things for what they truly are. Our minds are stuffed with day to day worries and problems.
There is no greater feeling than waking up on your first morning and realizing that you are on holiday. The sun is shining, the swimming pool is warm and breakfast is waiting for you on clean white linen table cloths. I think this calm atmosphere alone gives you a head start in sorting out problems.
The Setting: Functioning At Your Best
To really sort out relationship problems it helps if you are rested and at your best. The setting is amazing and really help to relax you and make sure you are feeling good. We want you to have a great holiday while sorting out problems at the same time to experience a real life changing holiday.
Evidence Based Couples Therapy Retreat Program
The program that we offer is built around recent advances in Motivational Therapy. It is fully evidenced based and has helped many thousands of people before you. You will be treading a well worn path. We are only interested in counseling strategies if we know they work and if they help people change.
Our program starts with a personality profile which has the best evidence base in clinical psychology. This has been adapted especially for us by Prof Robin Russell, our close friend and adviser at London University. This helps identify problems in your relationship very quickly, areas of compatibility and conflict.
The program then moves at your pace until it’s conclusion where we help you construct your Couples Therapy Change Plan; a map of what you are going to change and how. After you return home you will receive 12 weeks support from us to ensure that your changes work out.
Couples have come from all over the world to sort out a huge range of problems. These include:
- Coping with affairs
- Health issues
- Sex addiction and compulsive behaviour
- Anger management problems within relationships
- Growing apart and changing circumstances
100% Success Rate
Our success rate is huge, well, to be honest it’s 100%.
If we don’t think we can help you we will let you know before you come to see us. What would be the point of letting you come all this way and not being certain that we can help. We have yet to meet a couple who we can’t help. We have been doing this work for well over 20 years and have a lot of knowledge and experience of helping people change.
Look forward to meeting you.
Back to Couples Therapy Retreat