Why Couples Counselling?
Relationships can go through difficult times, for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes issues can be resolved without any extra help. However, if you are finding it difficult to sort things out on your own, you may decide to get some professional help by way of couples counselling.
Perhaps communication has broken down, or maybe you are feeling unheard, or finding that you are arguing more regularly. You may be feeling misunderstood, or alone. In relationship counselling you can get help and support towards making change.
In relationships we can sometimes get stuck in ways of behaving where we can forget how to talk to each other. There can be many different pressures, perhaps work, money, sex, infidelity, parenting differences or maybe anxiety or depression that can start to take their toll on the relationship. Resentments can build, you may feel taken for granted or just think the relationship has gone stale or that you have grown apart.
Understandably you may feel daunted going to a counsellor together. You might be addressing issues that are uncomfortable to talk about. Whatever is troubling you, it’s important to know I will not take sides or judge you.
Whatever your sexual orientation, marital status or background, my responsibility is to the relationship. You will have the opportunity to be supported in developing better communication and to have an equal time of talking and listening. Through this process you can gain a greater understanding of each other, learn to communicate differently and find a better way forward.