Relationships are all about connection with people. When we feel disconnected, it can often cause us misery and distress. Relationship Counselling is for anyone- couples or individuals- who want to improve their relationships; whether with a partner, family members, friends, work colleagues or others.
Couples may come to counselling in order to break the painful cycles of arguments that they might be repeating in their relationships. There may be events that have hurt either or both partners, such as affairs, issues with sex, trust, money, parenting issues, life-stages and many others.
Many clients find that relationship counselling helps them to break the destructive patterns of arguing that they might be caught up in, and communicate in a way that feels more relaxed and comfortable. They may want support to repair their relationship and create a stronger, more connected one.
Some couples come for relationship counselling in order to decide whether to stay together, or to be supported during the ending of a relationship and to be able to move on.
Individuals may come in order to recover from a past romantic relationship, explore difficulties they may have in their lives, or to be able to find lasting love.
Many clients often report that relationship counselling helps them to understand themselves and others better, finding that a lot of their other relationships improve too.
All are welcome, whether LGBTQIA+, straight, any physical ability, religion, ethnicity or age.
What happens in Relationship Counselling?
Your counselling sessions are confidential. The counsellor will help you to talk about what you want from the counselling and use the sessions to enable you to make changes to help you move forward in the way you want to. Together, you can explore what’s been getting in the way of being happy and to find more helpful ways of thinking, behaving and communicating.
Your counsellor won’t judge what you say or do. They will work alongside you to think about what you’re doing that works well, and what you’d like to do differently.
Written by Ruth Murtagh