Healthy relationships are fundamental to our physical and mental health and well being.
When things go wrong and our closest relationships are unhealthy, it can affect not only ourselves but many of those around us. It can be difficult to believe that things can change and instead bury our heads in the sand hoping that one day the problem will disappear.
Having the courage to embrace change and to take responsibility for recognizing there is a problem is the first huge step.
In our experience these are some of the issues that people will seek therapy for:
- Communication. How we relate to each other, how we listen and are listened to, how we express our needs, wants and desires, how we hear things.
- Commitment issues.
- Domestic Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Divorce, Separation and Loss
- Forming sustainable relationships
- Working with relationship endings
- Family dynamics
Relationships are often referred to as a dance, sometimes intimate and close and at other times strong and angry.
Relationship counselling offers the opportunity to explore the problems in an open and non-judgemental way. We find that it can often help to better understand the ways in which earlier experiences have impacted upon the way we relate to others and the world. In some cases people have described counselling as an opportunity to open the doors of the untidy cupboard of their lives or relationships and sort through and discard any unwanted items, and deciding what we want to keep and hold on to.
We offer relationship counselling in various ways. Face to face appointments, Zoom and Skype sessions, telephone appointments, and email counselling.