Relationships can be one of the most fulfilling and pleasurable areas in life. Our tendency to develop intimate and intense relationships can bring great joy and happiness. However, occasionally our relationships can become full of tension, resentment and conflict causing pain and upset to one or both parties. Difficulties in relationships are one of the most common causes of unhappiness, and often bring people into therapy.
In general, poor communication is a major factor in relationship issues. Many of the individuals claim they struggle with a feeling of not being listened to. Or that that their partner doesn’t take time to understand what they are saying. It’s also very common for the same topics to provoke arguments and blame without a solution being found.
There can be a lot of sadness, hurt, anger and resentment beneath the surface of relationship difficulties. It takes courage to listen to your partner and a commitment to understand their point of view, let alone find the words to say what’s important from your point of view. Through gentle questioning our counsellors will help you explore the underlying issues in order for you to both achieve a new level of understanding. We offer Relationship Counselling sessions for individuals or couples.
Whether you come with your partner or alone, whether you’re gay or heterosexual, married or single; we offer a safe and confidential setting in which to explore your difficulties and to help find more productive and fulfilling ways of relating to each other.
Common relationship issues:- Infidelity and affairs. ‘Stuck’ or Stale relationships. Intimacy problems. Jealousy and suspicion. Breaks Up’s and Divorce.
The purpose of Couples Therapy is to help you stay together as a couple unless you expressly wish to separate, in which case, Relationship Counselling can help you to do so more amicably.