Why Begin Couples Relationship Therapy?
Couples come to counselling for many reasons. Some have hit a crisis point and are on the verge of splitting up, others may be sick of arguing about the same things. Some couples may feel that they have lost that connection they once had.
Are Your Needs Being Met?
Maybe you feel constantly criticised or blamed or perhaps your needs aren’t being met. You feel resentful, hurt and frustrated. These feelings cause you to either lash out to your partner or to withdraw completely.
Has There Been Infidelity?
Perhaps there has been a betrayal in your relationship such as an affair. Or maybe you’re not sure if your relationship can ever recover as the trust has gone?
Has There Been A Major Change?
Maybe you’ve just had a new baby and the stresses and exhaustion of taking care of a newborn has put a strain on your relationship. You are communicating less, arguing more, and this has caused an increase in tension and loneliness. You miss the relationship you once had, before the birth of your baby, but with little time for connection, intimacy and time alone, you wonder if you will ever get back to the way things were, before, becoming parents.
Other Issues Can Include…
- Lack of sex
- Step children
- Loss of emotional intimacy
- Depression or anxiety
Couples counselling, can help you break the cycle of negativity, and re-establish connection and intimacy in your relationship. I work with you and your partner in a way that helps you both to understand each other. This is a powerful process which enables you to look at those difficult issues in a new way.