Are you experience relationship difficulties where your communication has completely broken down or perhaps you don’t trust each other anymore or are struggling with intimacy for one reason or another? While all relationships can sometimes suffer under the increasing pressures of everyday life, ongoing and unaddressed stresses can leave you feeling exhausted, depressed, desperate and with low self-esteem.
When a relationship is at breaking point it can seem as if separation or divorce is your only option but talking through your problems together with an expert relationship counsellor can help you get to the heart of your conflicts and come to value each other’s beliefs and feelings.
Your therapist’s aim is not to resolve the issues for you, but to develop your skills so you can resolve the issues yourselves. Your therapist will encourage you to talk openly about difficult topics and explore your childhood and family history. By analysing your behavioural patterns and the ways in which you communicate with each other, they will also help you see discrepancies in your and your partner’s behaviour and teach you techniques to improve your communication.
Ultimately, we work to support you as a couple to identify patterns and modes of communication and behaviours so you can both take responsibility for your own choices and actions and work out the best way for you to resolve your complications.
They may ask questions such as:
- What issues have you been experiencing in your relationship?
- How long have these issues been a problem in your relationship?
- Have you ever been in relationship counselling before?
- What have you and your partner done to try to resolve these issues?
- What are your expectations of couples counselling?
Above all, our aim is to give you a safe environment in which to talk about your relationship issues so you can improve your communication and gain confidence in self-expression as a couple.