Relationships are an essential part of our lives, from family and friends to partners and spouses. We have a natural tendency to develop intimate and intense relationships with a few select individuals, which can bring joy and happiness. Difficulties in relationships are one of the most common causes of unhappiness, and often bring people into therapy.
The reasons for seeking relationship therapy include:
By helping you to identify the roots of your difficulties relationship counselling brings clarity and facilitates positive change.
A psychotherapist will listen and help you to understand how past experiences, concerns about the future, or issues surrounding self-confidence may affect your life. In therapy you can explore how you respond to events in your life and begin to gain insight into the way that you relate to yourself and others. The therapist will not tell you what to do or give advice but will help you understand more about your own choices.
Many people experience emotional difficulties at some point in their lives. When in distress, people may turn to their family and friends for support, however, sometimes this is not enough and professional help is needed. Counselling and therapy can be helpful for a wide range of problems including: