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Couples Counselling

Anxiety Counselling

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It can be very distressing when you start experiencing difficulties as a couple and it can be very tricky to know where to turn when your usual avenue of support has gone. 

However, there is help and support available out there in the form of relationship counselling, which has proven to be very effective at helping couples work through their differences and come out the other side, enjoying a stronger relationship as a result and equipped with strategies and coping mechanisms to deal with future issues successfully.

Engaging in this kind of therapy provides you with a safe, neutral and confidential environment in which you and your partner can explore your concerns safely, free from judgement. 

Many relationship issues can be addressed during counselling sessions, including sexuality and intimacy, infidelity, LGBT issues, loss of desire, self-confidence, self-esteem, bullying, bereavement, intimacy, domestic violence, abuse, anger management, trauma and many more.

What does relationship counselling involve?

Typically, couples counselling will involve you and your partner meeting with a therapist or counsellor to discuss what’s happening and what concerns have manifested that are now encroaching on the relationship.

It is a highly effective form of talking therapy, which aims to resolve certain issues that may arise within an intimate relationship. 

While a certain level of conflict is healthy in a relationship, if concerns start to become overwhelming and start taking over, this can then lead you to question the longevity of the relationship itself, which then has a knock-on effect on your overall health and general wellbeing.

Seeking outside support can help you both facilitate change and find resolutions through more effective communication, enabling you to draw your own conclusions on the matter with the help of professional guidance.

Your therapist won’t tell you what to do as such, but rather give you the opportunity to explore your feelings and emotions openly so you can gain a new perspective, reconnect with each other, gain a deeper understanding as to how external factors can influence your relationship and learn how to negotiate and resolve conflicts when they arise.

While many couples only seek counselling when they’ve already started experiencing difficulties, others adopt a more proactive approach to their relationships and seek out therapy while the going is good to ensure that their partnership continues to be healthy, allowing them to address potential concerns that could give rise to conflict in the future.

Wherever you are in your journey as a couple, counselling can certainly prove beneficial. If you’d like to find out more about the therapy services I provide and how they could be of use, get in touch with me today to see how I can help.