CO-FACILITATED / CO-GENDERED COUNSELLING
- Structure of counselling: Male & female counsellors' with two or more clients
Given the theory 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus', Core Connections are offering couples and families to be co-facilitated by a male and female counsellor.
Relationships are that much easier when men and women understand, respect and appreciate their differences in both personal and professional realms. Sometimes this seems impossible to achieve. Core Connection Therapists don't presume to be in 'perfect' relationships. To them the concept does not exist, is a romanticised notion for most, and is partially responsible for relationship dissatisfaction and disconnection. As counsellors, they don't always practice what they preach. However, they accept and understand relationship complexities, and recognise the benefits gained from couples who work though these adversities.
Positive benefits of having more than one counsellor of opposite gender
By having both sexes present, each gender will be represented. There are bound to be issues raised during a session in which a counsellor will have more expertise in. Thus the counsellors will be able to draw on one another's strengths, and benefit from the others reflections and interpretations during case conferences.
Co-facilitated-co-gendered therapy addresses the fact that some male clients may not feel comfortable in discussing their issues with a female counsellor. Likewise for a female client talking to a male counsellor. This style of therapy is not about men uniting against women, or women ganging up on men.
Core Connections is about helping one another to create meaningful, connected, and egalitarian relationships, by gaining insights and understanding the 'others' position.