Virtuous Circle Counselling


Gottman Method Therapists Calgary

Your Experienced Gottman Method Therapists in Calgary

Welcome to Virtuous Circle Counselling, where we stand as your dedicated ally in fostering enduring relationship harmony through the esteemed Gottman Method. If you’re on the quest for highly skilled Gottman Method Therapists in Calgary for couples therapy, look no further—you’ve arrived at the ideal destination. Let’s embark on a journey together, delving into the unique features of this therapeutic approach and discovering how it has the potential to elevate your relationship to unprecedented heights.

In the heart of Calgary, our counselling services seamlessly integrate the Gottman Method, known for its effectiveness in nurturing deep connections and understanding between partners. We understand that every relationship is unique, and our experienced therapists are here to tailor the Gottman Method to your specific needs and challenges.

Gottman Method Therapy is not just about resolving conflicts; it’s a comprehensive approach that strives to enhance the overall quality of your relationship. With a foundation in decades of research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, this method provides valuable insights into the dynamics of successful relationships.

Understanding the Core Tenets of the Gottman Method

The foundation of the Gottman Method lies in the meticulous research conducted by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. Drawing from extensive observations of couples’ behaviors and interactions, this approach is designed to pinpoint key factors that contribute to relationship success.

Seven Principles

The method is structured around seven fundamental principles, providing a comprehensive roadmap for couples to navigate challenges and strengthen their emotional connection. These principles act as a compass, guiding couples toward building a resilient and fulfilling relationship.

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Navigating Challenges Through Assessment and Intervention

Assessment Phase

Every journey with the Gottman Method typically commences with a thorough assessment. This involves in-depth interviews, careful observations, and the completion of questionnaires, all aimed at identifying specific areas that need attention and improvement.

Tailored Intervention

Following the assessment, our highly skilled therapists craft a personalized intervention plan. This plan is not a one-size-fits-all solution; instead, it takes into account the unique strengths and challenges of each couple, ensuring a targeted and effective therapeutic journey.

The Gottman Sound Relationship House

Central to the Gottman Method is the concept of the Sound Relationship House, a metaphorical framework that illustrates the essential components of a healthy relationship.

  1. Build Love Maps: Foster intimacy by staying updated on your partner’s inner world, dreams, and aspirations.
  2. Share Fondness and Admiration: Cultivate a culture of appreciation, expressing admiration and fondness for your partner regularly.
  3. Turn Towards Instead of Away: Enhance connection by responding positively to your partner’s bids for attention, affection, and support.
  4. Positive Perspective: Cultivate an optimistic view of your relationship, emphasizing the positive aspects and minimizing negativity.
  5. Manage Conflict: Develop effective conflict resolution skills, understanding that disagreements are a natural part of any relationship.
  6. Make Life Dreams Come True: Support each other’s aspirations and goals, working collaboratively to turn dreams into reality.
  7. Create Shared Meaning: Build a shared life full of rituals, symbols, and traditions that provide a sense of purpose and meaning.
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Beyond Conflict Resolution: Nurturing Intimacy and Connection

While conflict resolution is a crucial aspect, the Gottman Method goes beyond mere dispute management. It delves into fostering deeper emotional intimacy, ensuring couples not only resolve conflicts constructively but also nurture a rich and fulfilling connection.

The Gottman Method also equips couples with effective communication tools, ensuring that they can express their feelings and needs in a constructive manner. Learning to communicate openly and empathetically is crucial for resolving conflicts and preventing misunderstandings from escalating.

Realizing Lasting Change through Gottman Method Couples Therapy

At Virtuous Circle Counselling, we approach the Gottman Method as a holistic journey, aiming for profound and enduring change in your relationship dynamics. Our therapists, proficient in the Gottman Method, are committed to providing a supportive and transformative experience for couples.

Why Choose Virtuous Circle Counselling for Gottman Method Therapy in Calgary?

  • Expertise: Our therapists are not only trained but deeply experienced in the Gottman Method, ensuring you receive specialized and effective care.
  • Customized Approach: We recognize that every relationship is unique. Our approach is personalized to address your specific needs and goals.
  • Proven Outcomes: The Gottman Method, backed by extensive research, coupled with our therapist’s dedication, has shown consistent positive outcomes for couples.

Embark on a Journey to Renewed Connection and Understanding

Ready to embark on a journey of renewed connection and understanding? Reach out to Virtuous Circle Counselling, your trusted partner for Gottman Method Couples Therapy in Calgary. Take the first step toward a more connected, harmonious, and fulfilling partnership. Our experienced therapists, proficient in the Gottman Method, are dedicated to guiding you through a transformative experience. Let us help you navigate the path to lasting change and a stronger, more resilient relationship.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Gottman Method is a research-based therapeutic approach developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. It focuses on fostering emotional connection, conflict resolution, and overall relationship health.

The number of sessions can vary based on individual needs, but the Gottman Method often involves an assessment phase followed by a tailored intervention plan. However, you can typically expect to spend multiple hours of couples therapy spread out over time in which you would apply the skills and techniques learned in between sessions.

A Gottman therapist is a professional trained in the Gottman Method, specializing in couples therapy. They use evidence-based techniques to help couples build stronger, healthier relationships.

The goal is to strengthen the friendship, intimacy, and shared meaning in a relationship, equipping couples with tools for effective conflict resolution and emotional connection.

Gottman therapy has shown high effectiveness, backed by extensive research. It equips couples with practical skills to navigate challenges, leading to lasting positive outcomes.

Book Your Appointment Online

We are currently accepting new clients however being a good fit is everything in a therapeutic alliance. When you’re ready, please contact us for a free 30-minute phone consultation to see if we match your needs and goals.

We at Virtuous Circle Counselling acknowledge Moh’kinstsis, the lands where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, in what we currently call Calgary. We acknowledge that we are visitors on Moh’kinsstis and acknowledge the Blackfoot are those who named this area as Moh’kinsstis. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we recognize the ancestral territories, cultures, and oral practices of the Blackfoot people, the Îyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Dene people of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.