‘Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation’ Oscar Wilde
Relationships can be complicated as everyone’s personality is unique and there are always ‘two sides to every story’. Sometimes trying to work it out on your own or with the other person in the relationship seems impossible and an impartial third party – such as a professional counsellor – can be beneficial as they offer a non-judgemental listening ear and a safe space in which to explore issues and challenges. A counsellor’s job is not to tell you what to do but we will work with you to help you understand:
- The relationship you currently share
- What you want from your relationship/s and from the other person
- What are you prepared to do to make the relationship work?
- How you both contribute to the relationship
- Reactions of anger and distance you might be feeling
- Ways to help you relate to another individual (Eg. your partner or a work colleague)
- A lot more about yourself as an individual and within the relationship
Relationship problems between couples arise because of many factors including a person’s upbringing, life transitions (marriage, having a baby) and stress (work or financial problems) which can lead to overwhelming emotions such as anger and a feeling of disconnectedness in your relationship. Your personality develops as you go through different life experiences and this requires understanding and flexibility both of yourself and from another. It’s about communication and seeing things from the other person’s perspective – easier said than done in these anxiety-inducing times.
If your relationship is becoming overwhelming you might benefit from some professional counselling. We will work together to help you understand your relationship and how you feel, what you want from your relationship and what you are prepared to do to make the relationship work, as well as a rediscovery of why you were attracted in the first place.
Therapy Services For:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Relationship Difficulties
- Anger Management
- Stress Management
- Sexual Abuse
- Grief and Mourning
- Life Transitions
Relationship Issues and Counselling
You might say that our whole lives are relationships; vital to our physical and emotional well-being. Healthy relationships offer stability and support, care and connection but it is also normal to go through some difficult times and experience occasional problems and conflict in a relationship. You may even grow from challenging relationships with an open mind and willingness to compromise. Speaking with an appropriately trained therapist is a good way to explore the ins and outs of relationships as you have the opportunity to talk through your personal concerns and gain insight and perspective. We offer individual counselling to help you develop self-awareness and coping strategies in any of your relationships; work, family and any other challenging relationship you might be in, including with yourself!
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