Dr Neville Misquitta
Dr Neville Misquitta is consultant psychiatrist at Pathfinder Clinic.
Dr Misquitta has more than twenty years experience in marriage and relationship counselling.
Ms Reshma Nathani
MSc, MPhil Counselling Psychology
Reshma is a Professional Counselling Psychologist. She has additional training in Family Therapy from NIMHANS, Bangalore.
Her areas of interest include marital and relationship difficulties.
What is marriage counselling?
Marriage counselling is the process of helping a couple to work through difficult and painful relationship issues. Marriage counselling always addresses the couple and their relationship. In marriage counselling neither partner is the focus of therapy, the focus is on their interactions. A marital counsellor helps the couple heal and nurture their relationship. This is done by systematic, proven interventions in a safe environment. A marital counsellor is neutral and helps both partners share their versions of the issue and form goals for therapy based on their needs.
Marital Counselling can help couples
How does marriage counselling help?
- Provide a platform for a confidential dialogue to explore feeling and release pent-up emotions
- Enable each person to be heard in a non-threatening environment
- Identify difficulties in the relationship
- Understand underlying emotions and identify disruptive patterns
- Reorganise emotional responses to facilitate and strengthen healthy behaivour patterns
- Empower both individuals to develop realistic practical solutions
Problems addressed in marriage counselling
Couples are vulnerable to issues like lack of communication, power struggles, arguments, difficulty resolving conflicts, unrealistic expectations, issues of trust, evaporating intimacy and romance, infidelity, physical or emotional violence, work-life imbalance, financial or other stressors, chronic health problems, difficulties with in-laws, infertility, couple issues related to family life cycle like new born child, difficult teenager or children leaving home.
Relationships will get strained at some time. Occasionally these strained relationships evolve into patterns of negative interactions.
Factors within the relationship include
- Sexual problems
External factors from changes in life situation
- Work related disruptions
- Financial stress
- Influence of other family members
Our marriage counsellors recognise that each individual in the relationship has their own unique personality, values (religious and social) and perceptions. All these are considered in the process of counselling and marital therapy.