What Does a Relationship Counsellor Do?
Relationship counselling, marriage counselling, couple counselling… whatever name you know it by, it always has the same aim; to help you understand your strengths as a couple and gain insight into your relationship.
Relationships help us to feel connected, loved and give us a sense of purpose. When healthy relationships work, they can help us to feel good about ourselves and increase our optimism and zest for life.
However all relationships encounter bumps in the road, some bigger than others. Ups and downs are normal but if you constantly feel like you are having difficulty in relating to your partner, it can make us feel low self-esteem, depression and loneliness.
If you feel misunderstood and unheard, it can be stressful and damaging on your mental health. Sometimes one partner wants to make the relationship work, whilst the other is ready to throw in the towel and go their separate ways. You can see a relationship counsellor individually or as a couple, in person or online/by telephone. Our highly-trained relationship counselling professionals have helped hundreds of couples resolve their issues in a calm, person-centered, amicable way.
There can be a lot of resentment, anger, sadness and hurt when a relationship encounters problems. When communication breaks down and difficulties occur, our relationship counsellors are on hand to provide gentle questioning to help you both explore the reasons these issues are occurring.
Can Counselling Help a Relationship?
Taking the time to listen to one another under the mediation of a professional relationship counsellor can be the first step to a happier, united future for you both. Whatever your marriage status, sexual preference, gender or creed, relationship counselling can help you to find productive and fulfilling ways of relating to one another. A relationship counsellor can help you recognise and break unhelpful behavioural patterns which makes it easier for your relationship to continue.
Some common relationship issues include:
- Intimacy problems
- Suspicious behaviour
- Communication problems
- Financial differences
- A shift in life goals
- Sacrifice and martyrdom
- Losing your individual identity
- Taking each other for granted
Research shows that 70% of all couples who seek marriage/relationship counselling report improvements in their relationship. If you hold hope that you want to be together, then we have seen that relationship counselling can be incredibly successful. Both partners have to be committed to the relationship counselling (even if you are seeing a therapist individually) and must be open to looking at the patterns of behaviour which made it spiral into crisis. Both partners have to come with motivation and the desire to make the relationship work, and they have to have belief that relationship counselling will help them.
Marriage counselling isn’t just about an individual and his/her issues. It involves two people, their issues and the dynamics of those issues. Relationship counselling isn’t just counselling – it’s a learned skill that requires a specialist relationship counsellor trained in relationships. Our fully trained experienced relationship counsellors are on hand to help you find a lighter, brighter, happier relationship.
Our dedicated relationship counsellors re thoroughly trained and have many years of experience in offering couple counselling sessions for couples looking for impartial support. Get in touch with our team today to get the support you deserve.