Therapists specialising in Gottman Method

Gottman Method

The Gottman Method is a type of relationship counseling developed by John and Julie Gottman. The goal of relationship counseling that applies the Gottman Method is to improve how the client’s relationship works by teaching couples how to avoid the behaviors shown by the Gottmans (and others) to damage relationships. Gottman maintains that there are four emotions (criticism, defensiveness, stonewalling, and contempt) that harm relationships. Therapists using the Gottman Method will help couples to grow closer, increase their affection for one another and help them to resolve conflicts in a healthy and positive way.

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