There are generally two reasons why people may seek relationship counselling. It could be to deal with a specific problem or difficulty in the relationship or it could be to improve the relationship and make it better.
We provide help with the following issues:
Communication issues in a relationship can take on many forms and can range from not talking (silence) to yelling. Misunderstandings are commonly the root cause, but these are notoriously hard to identify if you are one of the parties in a dispute. It helps to have an independent party observe the current interaction.
Trauma in Relationships:
(i) Infidelity- Betrayal is often one of the hardest things a couple may face. Once trust is broken it shatters confidence within a relationship. Its hard to pick up and move on easily from a breakdown in trust. We can help you work through this issue to enable you to move forward in the relationship and re-build confidence one step at a time.
(ii) Conflict – Constant fighting without resolving the issue at hand is counterproductive to the health and wellbeing of each party in a relationship. Fights can go around in circles and often the things people fight about can be trivial matters that mask a larger underlying problem. A skilled therapist can help you identify the underlying issue and show you how to resolve conflict in a healthy and productive manner.
(iii) Domestic Violence. Abuse in a relationship comes in many forms, it can be physical abuse, emotional abuse, control, manipulation, misuse. The effects of violence can be debilitating and it affects the whole family including children. Once the dynamic of violence is entrenched in a family it is difficult to remove without skilled advice. If your relationship has become abusive or if you have been a victim of domestic violence or abuse in the past, we can help you.
You may be seeking a deeper sense of connection with your partner. Learn what intimacy is and how to deepen that connection with your partner. Learn how to maintain your autonomy and individual identity in a relationship. Set healthy boundaries and avert problems before they arise. Most importantly keep the ‘fun’ element in the relationship.