When it’s time to bring in the big guns…
(aka Relationship & Couples Counselling)
Communication breakdown with your partner?
Can’t seem to get past your trust issues?
Trying to put up with unresolved conflict?
Yep, you know what I mean. Something’s come up and things aren’t quite like they used to be in your relationship. Maybe it’s been a sudden change, or maybe things have just gradually become the way they are now.
No matter how things got this way, they don’t need to stay this way. If you value this relationship, then it’s time to ask for help… It’s time to seek relationship & couples counselling.
Imagine if you could have a relationship where no-one gets cranky “for no reason”, where neither of you feel neglected nor harassed all the time. Imagine if your relationship could be restored to its former glory, or even made better than ever.
I get it, no one likes asking for help. But, you don’t hesitate to get a mechanic in for your car, a PT in for your fitness or a plumber in for your blocked pipes. There are times when you need to call in an expert, and your relationship is one such time.
What brings people to relationship/couples counselling?
There are a whole range of factors that can make a great relationship into something not-so-great. People seek help for a wide range of reasons, and there’s no shame in calling in a relationships “personal trainer” to help build those skills that you need.
People can arrive at relationship & couples counselling for reasons such as:
- Communication problems
- Relationship breakdown
- Financial pressure
- Power imbalance
- Trust issues
- Growing apart
- Blended families
- Parenting concerns
- Conflicting ideas
- Unresolved conflict
- Past Trauma
- Unhealthy behaviour
Sometimes it comes from factors that are outside of your control, and sometimes it’s through unhelpful habits that have been formed in the relationship. Relationship & couples counselling can really help and if you’re living with any of these above issues, then my bet is that life’s not feeling so great right now.
How can relationship/couples counselling help?
If you’ve never been to counselling before, you may not appreciate all the various ways that relationship/couples counselling can improve your relationship. Some of the things you can expect are:
Better understanding: Through counselling, you’ll grow to understand more about yourself and your partner. You’ll learn about your relationship style and the dynamics within the relationship. Counselling can also facilitate learning more about your partner.
Experience healing: Healing yourself from past hurts and relational traumas is such important work and will reflect itself in better outcomes in your current relationships.
Manage emotions: Counselling can also help you to be able to manage the emotions and overwhelming feelings that lead to emotional outbursts.
Deepen communication: Healthy communication is an essential part of every relationship, but it’s something we’re often not taught as we grow up.
Develop healthy boundaries: Boundaries are important in any relationship. A range of issues can arise when you don’t have healthy boundaries for yourself or respect the boundaries of others.
Manage interpersonal conflicts: Conflict is a part of all relationships, but it doesn’t need to cause division. There are healthy ways to deal with conflict that can actually strengthen a relationship as you work together through it.
Rekindle your relationship: The ultimate goal of relationship/couples counselling is to rekindle your relationship. Counselling can help you to create the relationship that you both desire.
There are so many ways in which relationship & couples counselling can help.
So, let me ask you, is it time you brought in the big guns?
Contact us today.