Our Psychologists will teach you skills to help improve your relationship
Have you been fighting a lot lately, have you thought about seeing a psychologist for relationship counselling? We can conduct a questionnaire that shows your strengths and areas for improvement. Then you can work with your psychologist on improving the areas of concern.
Relationships can be difficult, conflict is normal. Have you heard the term "choose your battles". Which issues do you address and which ones can you let go of . Relationships can trigger unresolved trauma. Do you have awareness so you know when you are triggered.
It’s very important to have positive relationships if you want your life to be happy. Relationships come in different forms and can provide much-needed comfort, love, personal support and friendship.
However, relationships can become negative, stressful and detrimental. Often, people find themselves in a relationship that has developed issues they feel they cannot confront and solve on their own. Without assistance or resolution, these kinds of problems can become toxic, harmful in a physical, emotional and psychological sense.
What are causes of issues in relationships?
There can be many reasons for breakdowns in family, friend and couple-based relationships. Some of these include:
- Substandard communication skills, including unwillingness to speak, detachment and emotionally reactive actions
- Conflict regarding household responsibilities and tasks
- Intimacy-related problems, including lowered libido, impotence and other health and psychological issues
- Financial matters
- Issues related to major changes and transitional phases in life, for example changing careers, immigration-related concerns, losses of a loved one or the birth of a child
- Changing, split or indistinct loyalties related to in-laws or extended family
How can your relationship be mended and repaired through counselling?
Relationship counselling is a means of applying the right tools to help build positivity, resolve disagreements and increase resilience.
It’s possible to attend sessions by yourself and talk about problems including making the decision whether or not the relationship should continue – or whether your partner wants to attend counselling with you. Many of our clients find it beneficial to discuss their needs in the relationship by themselves, without their partner.
Throughout the overall counselling process, psychological techniques including cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy or acceptance and commitment therapy may come into play. These methods are focused primarily on changing behavioural patterns. Your psychologist may choose to use emotion-focused therapy, which addresses emotional concerns and needs.
Learning about strategies and techniques that are proven to enhance relationship quality is a vital part of the relationship counselling process. Building your skills will help you to understand individual differences, as well as feel more fulfilled in your relationship.
Get in touch with our Client Relationship Team today and book in an appointment with one of our Growth Psychology psychologists that will help repair your relationship.