Couples counselling can help a couple to work through a wide range of issues presenting in their relationship. Common themes couples seek help for include: improving communication, conflict management, improving intimacy, and rebuilding their relationship following an infidelity.
It is often difficult to take an objective stance and truly see one another’s perspectives when a relationship is having difficulties. This can be further complicated by outside factors and opinions. By accessing therapy with an independent person who specialises in couples work, the relationship and both parties can be supported in a safe environment to explore the difficulties with the knowledge that the support is impartial, confidential and qualified.
During couples therapy both of you are present and we work on any areas that are affecting the relationship. Some of the issues I work with include:
- Different needs / wants
- Problems with communication
- Cultural differences
- Children / families
- Growing apart
- Seeking help in separating