Sometimes relationships may undergo periods of stress and it may feel as if they are a source of unhappiness or confusion.
Relationship (also known as Couples) Counselling helps people in poly-relationships, couples and individuals explore problematic patterns that may be affecting their quality of life. The problem may be recurring or after an event or series of events. This type of counselling can hopefully create an awareness of the conscious and unconscious relationship dynamics which creates a better understanding and enables partners to relate to each other in a healthier way.
I work with a wide range of couples from different cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations. Relationship issues vary considerably, below is a brief exploration of the types of relationship issues that are addressed in counselling:
- Conflict and Resentments
- Depression and/or Anxiety within the relationship
- Lack of communication
- Financial issues
- Lose and Bereavement
- Fertility Issues
- Jealousy and trust Issues
- Affairs and Betrayal
- Managing Open Relationships
- Managing Differences (culture, race, religion, sexuality)
- Life changes (becoming parents/children leaving home)