When do people engage in Relationship or Couples Counselling?
It is common for many people in long term relationships to experience periods of difficulty. This is true of even the most well suited of people. There are many reasons why this may be the case, such as bereavement, financial challenges, infidelity or stress.
However, challenges can also arise without warning and for seemingly no apparent reason. This can be due to a wide variety of reasons.
Making a mutual decision to come to couples counselling together, you are making a commitment to one another. This can often be seen as being the first step towards understanding each other’s needs. It is also a commitment to finding better and more effective ways of communicating with each other. We offer a safe, non-judgmental environment, where you are able to discuss your thoughts, feelings and needs.
What sort of things can we work on?
It can be common that one or other partners may engage in a period of one to one therapy. This is always a discussion point and is something that we can facilitate for you. We have a team of experienced and fully qualified counsellors available.
Common issues that can be discussed in couples work include:
- Communication issues.
- Intimacy and trust.
- Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Pre-marital concerns and expectations.
- Loss of libido.
- Sexual Dysfunction e.g. Erectile Dysfunction, Vaginismus.
This is just a small part of a much larger list of things that can be discussed. It is important to recognise that we are all individuals and will therefore all have different needs.
We are entirely able to work with all types of sexual diversities. This may include Heterosexuals, Bisexuals, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and other sexual diversities.
We offer both one to one, family and couples therapy depending upon your needs.
Most people at some point in their lives will become stressed. Or maybe you feel that life is generally getting on top of them.
Whereas family and friends can be great at lending a listening ear. Often it is important to speak to someone who offers a non-judgement and more professional approach. Someone who you know will hold whatever you say, with the utmost confidentiality.
Couples or Marriage Counselling
It is common for many people in long term relationships, to experience periods of difficulty. This is true even of the most well suited of people. There are many reasons why this may be the case, such as bereavement, financial challenges, infidelity or stress.
Family Therapy can be an important form of therapy that can help support family dynamics.
It is a process that helps family members support one another. It also offers a safe and facilitated space to express challenging thoughts and feelings. Often we also build on existing family strengths.