Relationship Counselling

Relationship CounsellingRelationship difficulties can be painful and confusing and can negatively affect all other areas of your life. Very few of us have been taught how to have a good
relationship. Most of us are doing the best we can, and we often find ourselves reacting rather than responding to intense situations. Symptoms of a troubled relationship include affairs, controlling behaviour, verbal abuse, imbalance of power, lack of intimacy, financial issues, poor communication, frequent arguments, feeling disconnected and alone, sexual problems, painful childhood memories, undermining parenting styles, difficulties in relating to step children and in-laws.

Over time relationships, individual needs and future goals change. Couple counselling provides an opportunity to rediscover who you are, and who your partner is, within the relationship.

Couple counselling can also help you and your partner understand the dynamics and patterns within your relationship. It offers a safe and comfortable place where you can talk openly, know that the conversation will not get out of hand, and that both of you will be supported in being heard. Being able to communicate effectively helps a relationship stay on track especially during times of transition. Even if couples decide to separate, and children are present, counselling often helps to refocus, and reprioritise on parenting, rather than on relationship issues. It also helps to be able to communicate better down the track. As parents, you will be in each other’s lives for a very long time. Your children will benefit enormously if you can negotiate, deal with conflict and make united decisions concerning your children.

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