Relationship counselling / Couple counselling- is a form of therapy that looks to improve communication and resolve issues. When we have been in a relationship or marriage for a long time it can be easy to fall into a trap of not listening to the other person or not communicating our needs clearly, taking each other for granted. Sometimes talking to someone with no connection to yourself or the relationship can help you to gain perspective. What couples counselling offers is the chance to speak to someone with no preconceived notions of who you are as a couple, with the added bonus of having skills and training behind them to guide you through your concerns. Couple therapy reviews the committed couple by exploring how the problems of closely involved couples are assessed and have been previously tackled in different ways. Looking at the ways of Communication, interpretation and expectation, unrealistic and realistic expectation, fears, guilt, shame and vulnerability.
The intervention looks at “reframing” behavior, clarifying issues and confronting the couple by giving both parties an equal time and space to reflect. Establishing joint goals that the couple would like too and agree to work towards and by taking a brief history of the couple and to establish the purpose of coming to therapy. It will also look back to our own values of what we expect a relationship to be and where these beliefs came from. As your counselling sessions progress, you and your partner may find a way of overcoming any of your concerns, or you may decide it is time to part ways. Counselling will offer you the space to grow and decide what you would like the future to hold for both of you.