What is relationship counselling?
Couples counselling provides a safe and supportive environment to express your thoughts and feelings in a constructive way which leads to a better understanding of how you feel and how you interact in your relationship. This provides the opportunity to untangle misunderstandings and see your relationship from a different perspective.
When should you consider couples counselling?
- Breakdown in Communication
- Feeling unheard by your partner
- Covering the same ground over again without improvement
- Afraid to discuss certain topics with your partner
- Feeling alone or Confused
- Unable to live together yet can’t live apart
- Difficulties with Intimacy and Sexual Difficutlties
Some Couples hesitated coming for couselling when problems start to appear for fear that ‘attending counselling’ confirms something is wrong. It takes courage to admit to problems. Couples rarely come to work on their relationship ‘ too early’, but often leave it until the realtionship is at a crisis point. The sooner you come, the better the chances are of reparing the difficulties that have arisen.
Our job is to facilitate you to come to a decision and help you find the healthiest way forward.
This could be by helping you to start re-building your relationship with a better understanding of each other’s needs and/or by developing healthier coping strategies to deal with the problems or difficulties which may have arisen during the course of the relationship.
In some cases it may be that if the future does not feel bearable that there is a decision made to end the relationship. Should this be the healthier outcome we will be there to help you cope with the pain that this may result in, and assist you to develop strategies to move on.
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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
Solution-focused brief therapy – also known as solution-focused therapy – is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. Although it acknowledges present problems and past causes, it predominantly explores an individual’s current resources and future hopes – helping them to look forward and use their own strengths to achieve their goals.
Psychotherapy involves regular personal interaction and the use of psychological methods and techniques particularly, to help change behavior and overcome problems in desired ways.
Schema Therapy helps you to understand and gain clarity of where and why difficulties have developed in life and provides a treatment plan for healing.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy and has been described as the fourth wave in therapy following CBT.
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a data driven science of all behaviour.