Is your relationship in difficulty? Do you and your partner have problems in communicating fully? Is a lack of intimacy causing problems for one or both of you? Has the romance disappeared and you find yourselves in a rut? Are you trying to resolve the effect of an affair? Is divorce being discussed and you wish to try to recover what has been lost before making a final decision? Then couples counselling may help.
All relationships have difficulties at some time and these difficulties may appear to be insurmountable to the couple involved because of the strong emotions that can arise. Couples counselling provides a safe, non-judgmental space for these issues to be aired openly, examined together and a plan of action to be jointly prepared and monitored with me as the therapist facilitating this process.
Communication – or the lack of it – between a couple can be a significant portion of any difficulty within a relationship. As a qualified couples and relationship therapist I can help improve communication skills to enable better understanding between you. That, in turn, may lead to a possible resolution of the problems. These skills will then become tools which can be used in the future, should difficulties once more appear in the relationship.
Couples therapy is available to everyone, whatever their sexuality or gender identity, whether married or in any other form of relationship. It is appropriate to work with married couples, civil partnerships and long term relationships no matter what the underlying problem may be.
Common situations which may lead to relationship difficulties can be:
- Life changes
- Sexual issues
- New baby
- Career or work pressure
There are many other issues which can lead to the breakdown of a relationship. Yours may not be listed here but that does not make it any less likely that you may benefit from couples counselling.