Psychology and Living uses an approach with couples that acknowledges both the individual and the relationship.
Whenever two people enter into a relationship, they bring with them their unique individuality. When couples later experience difficulties, it is often because issues in the individual before they entered into the relationship, haven't been resolved and are playing out in the relationship. To respond to this at Psychology and Living couples therapy will often involve:
We find that the above approach, with some modifications to cater for specific couples needs, is far more effective and forges a gentler path, than merely launching straight into couples therapy.
One of the more emotive circumstances that couples can find themselves in is where one party has had an affair. There is some information about healing this situation here.