Couples come to relationship counselling for a variety of reasons including conflict, the impact of affairs, financial stress, fertility issues, sexual difficulties, addiction and for many other reasons.
Couples can sometimes fall into the trap of not listening to one another or one person may assume they already know what the other is thinking. Some couples expect each other to be mind-readers, while others may not have communicated healthily from the outset of their relationship and are struggling to change.
Relationship counselling seeks to support you to improve how you communicate, to explore and express your feelings in a healthy way and to resolve the difficulties that bring you to counselling in the first place.
The role of the counsellor is not to tell you what to do or to referee arguments. Typically, your counsellor will work with you to facilitate improved communication, help you to explore your options and support you to come to your own conclusions. You may be given tasks or pieces of ‘homework’ to complete between sessions.
There is no set number of sessions as different couples will have different needs. The number of sessions you have will be agreed with your counsellor.
If you think relationship counselling could help with you and your partner’s relationship, please contact us.