Need Help With A Relationship?
Couple sessions are very different to individual sessions as the client is seen as the relationship between the two people rather than each individual. Attending counselling as a couple can be beneficial in learning how to relate to each other and moving past blocks that may be present in the relationship. Couple counselling can make a huge difference to the children in the relationship.While couple counselling is generally focused on intimate relationships, these sessions are not restricted to your primary relationship. The results can benefit family members, friends and sometimes working relationships. Couple counselling can also be valuable in helping minimise the issues in the relationship between divorced or separated parents who have children in common.
If you have a partner who is not confident to come to counselling, one partner attending counselling on behalf of you both can make a difference to the relationship as one partner will learn tools that they can use to considerably change the problem areas that occur in the relationship. In many instances the reluctant partner will see the changes that counselling is having on the relationship and decide to attend counselling of their own accord.
Common problem areas that bring people to Relationship Counselling include:
- Unfulfilled emotional needs: hurt, anger, neglect, disrespect.
- Frequent arguments, or repeated arguments about the same issue or issues.
- Differences in sexual needs
- A lack of trust between the two partners.
- Sexual infidelity of one or both partners.
- A feeling of growing apart from one's partner.
- Conflicts about children or family members
- Conflicts about financial or career matters.
- Conflicts about gambling, addictions or other behaviours.