How can relationship counselling help you?
Relationship counselling is an effective way to help you feel better about your relationship and allows you to deal with any negative feelings or behaviours you have within your relationship and helps to overcome your issues. It’s a talking therapy that allows you to talk about your problems and feelings together in a secure, supportive and dependable environment.
Talking therapy such as counselling is ideal for relationships as at their core a relationship is about communication; and that’s not just talking! It’s how we listen and respond, it’s also our body language, actions and all the different forms of physical interaction and intimacy. Importantly it’s about communicating to ‘get your needs met’ and that’s both of your needs!
A relationship counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have about your relationship. Counselling will be series of face to face sessions on a weekly basis for about 50 minutes at a time.
A Counsellor won’t tell you what to do, provide a “quick fix” or give you their personal opinions. They also won’t tell you to if your right for each other or if you should separate. They will help you to improve your communication and never judge you.
How can relationship counselling help?
There are plenty of traps a relationship can fall in to. All the strains of everyday life take their toll on us and when you’re not communicating, or not listening, you’re unlikely to get your needs met and your relationship will start to suffer.
Sometimes talking to someone new is all it takes for you to gain fresh perspective and realise what’s going on. Your counsellor will have the skills and experience to guide you through to your own way of making things better.
Relationship counselling helps you:
- Communicate in a more constructive way
- Learn why arguments escalate
- Negotiate and resolve conflicts where possible
- Reflect on the past and how it operates in the present
- Understand how external factors such as family values and lifestyle affect your relationship
A relationship counsellor will never advise that separate and that is never the aim. If you believe that’s the only way to move forward then your counsellor will support both of you in that process too.
Usually people leave relationship counselling with a positive outlook, fresh views and a better outlook. If nothing else you should find that you’re able to communicate more effectively.
Relationship counselling improves communication and helps you in meeting your needs!
What can relationship counselling help with?
If there’s an issue with your relationship that’s causing you negative feelings or behaviours then relationship counselling can help.
Common issues are:
- Lack of communication
- Different goals and values
- Roles and behaviours
- Different parenting styles
- Life changes
- Respect and Love
- Different sexual needs or other sexual issues
- Betrayal or affair, lack of trust
- Financial issues
- Work-related stress
- Family conflicts
Whatever the issue, speaking to a professional is often an incredibly positive step forward! For some people, relationship counselling can transform their relationships and their lives; for others it can help solve a specific problem and move forward with more confidence and less anxiety.
If you would like someone to speak to regarding relationship counselling in Preston, contact Cheryl King Counselling Associates.