Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers that you have built against it.
— Rumi

about us

The Durham Couples' Clinic is staffed by a team of therapists and counsellors with specialized training in relational therapy.  We understand that the process of couple's therapy is different from that of individual therapy; we are skilled at holding space for both members of a couple and the relationship that exists between them.  Each member of our team has training in approaches specific to working with couples and is experienced in working with a variety of couple-related concerns. Please view our services for more information on how we can help you on your healing journey.

Our mission

"Helping couples grow in love"

The Durham Couples' Clinic helps couples heal their painful patterns and begin to relate to each other in more loving ways.  We focus on helping couples develop a greater understanding and awareness of what keeps them stuck, practice vulnerability with one another (it's key to connection!), engage in heartful communication, and re-energize their relationship.

We strive to provide the highest quality services to the couples we work with, which is why continued education, ongoing training, clinical supervision, and peer consultation are regular aspects of our practice.

Underlying our mission are New Roots Therapy's core values (the 5 C's): compassion, collaboration, connection, courage, and creativity.  These values guide us at every stage of our work with you.

our approach

Our client-centered therapists approach each session as an opportunity for growth and greater connection through meaningful conversation.  Collectively, our therapists draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches when working with couples, including (but not limited to):

  • Emotion-focused therapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-focused Therapy
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness and Embodiment Practices
  • Energy Psychology Practices 
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
— Rainer Rilke