Couple / Relationship Counselling
Most relationships will get strained at some time, resulting in their not functioning optimally and producing self-reinforcing, maladaptive patterns. There are many possible reasons for this, including depression, anxiety, anger, infidelity, sex, jealousy and arguments. If issues are left to continue without resolution the result can be general breakdown of problem solving, which in turn begins to gnaw away at the quality of the relationship. This can be a very distressing time, as our closest relationships can provide us with the greatest happiness, security and satisfaction.
At this stage, couples counselling can be very useful in exposing and addressing stuck patterns between partners. Couples are increasingly seeking counselling as a means of improving or rescuing their relationship. The purpose of couple counselling is to help you rebuild your relationship and stay together. However, if you expressly wish to separate, then couples counselling can also help you to do that more amicably.
In the counselling sessions we can:
– Openly talking through difficult topics.
– Share thoughts and feelings.
– Analyse your behavioural patterns and the way in which you communicate with each other.
– Look at techniques to help you both improve your communication methods.
– Explore role play exercises in the session.
– Explore your childhood and family history’s.
– Point out discrepancies in your and your partner’s behaviour.