Couples Intensive Programme
Reconnect, restore, repair and rejuvenate your relationship.
Evidence-Based Couples Therapy
The intensive program uses a variety of evidence-based approaches. It is an increasingly popular and highly effective way for couples to reconnect, restore, repair and rejuvenate their relationship.
The intensive programme is a personalized 3-day intensive programme either online or in the comfort of Ann’s office in the CBD of Wellington.
The sessions run from 8:00 am – 2 pm each day. There is a total of 15 contact hours between the couple and Ann.
Reduce Stress and Resolve Conflict
While this can be a difficult emotional process for the couple, the age-old saying of “ no pain no gain” truly resonates with this style of couples work. Intensive sessions are proven to have the benefit of reducing couple's distress, resolving specific conflict issues, and increasing a sense of closeness and intimacy, leading to a stronger, more resilient and more satisfying relationship.
Your intensive programme will consist of 5 hours with Ann per day. Each day will be broken down into 3-4 sessions of between 90-120 minutes. Due to the intensity of this process, there will be regular breaks throughout the day.
While Intensive Sessions are personalised for each couple, depending on the extent of their issues, some of the areas you can expect to cover in your intensive sessions include:
Conflict Management | Strengthening Friendship
Deepening Intimacy | Building and Maintaining Connections
Creating shared meaning | Enhancing Passion and Romance
Couples that would benefit from an intensive programme:
- Couples who want to lay the best possible foundation for their relationship going forward.
- Couples who are experiencing relationship distress.
- Couples who want a condensed and highly focused intensive approach to specific issues.
- Couples who are time poor, want highly focused and rapid resolution
Couples that the intensive programme is not suited for:
- Those with severe relationship distress.
- Those with significant emotional or physical abuse.
- Those with addictions to drugs, alcohol or gambling.
- Those with severe mental health problems.
- Those with an undisclosed or ongoing affair.
- If either partner is currently experiencing suicidal, homicidal or self- harming thoughts.