Relationship or couples counselling
All through life, our relationship with our loved ones can be pulled and tested to its limits in a variety of ways and at different stages.
Couples counselling can offer a safe place to explore those distressing feelings without it spilling into the same old argument all over again. Relationship counselling aims to support both partners through to find some resolution to their issues and give them time to reflect on their future together. For some couples it can be a space to look at ending the relationship.
For some couples it is relatively easy to adapt to step children or to a new baby but for other couples it can introduce a huge strain in the relationship which hadn’t been expected and, without the felt support of our partners it can be a distressing time. Sometimes the frustrations seem impossible to overcome but …… you still want the relationship to succeed.
During the duration of couples counselling work, I will make a safe place for you both to look at difficult areas of your relationship that maybe you feel always lead to the same old argument without any resolution. I can stop those rows escallating and give you both time to reflect on what you really want the other person to hear. Sometimes those conversations may be uncomfortable and I will be able to support either one of you in a balanced way. I do not take sides and but simply there to help both individuals explore their feelings about their difficulties and how that impacts their relationship.
Some relationships feel ‘stuck’ and I can help identify what is stuck and work with you both to shift something, however small.