What is relationship counselling?
Relationship counselling is available for individuals, couples & families and offers the opportunity to understand each other better, and to assist with the development of strategies to deal with everyday life and relationship challenges.
Our relationships impact on our overall wellbeing and happiness, especially our personal relationships. When our personal relationships are not working well, our ability to cope with other areas of our life is often affected and diminished. Many relationship difficulties can be managed and supported with help from a trained therapist.
What is involved?
Relationship Counselling involves talking with a counsellor about any relationship challenges you are experiencing. Whether you are just embarking on a new relationship, wanting to enhance your relationship, or having difficulties within your relationship, a counsellor will work with you as an individual or with you and your partner, asking questions to elicit deeper understand of your relationship and even yourself, and supports and guides you to find effective ways to manage your situation more effectively.
Counselling provides a safe, non-judgmental environment to explore your feelings and emotions where problems and issues can be discussed and understood. Counselling can help you gain clarity, exploring a wide range of possibilities, perspectives, options and the possible consequences of actions. Clients often report feeling validated, supported, acknowledged, respected and valued throughout the counselling process, which can lead to feeling this way in your relationship as well.
Relationship Counselling can be beneficial if you are:
Benefits of Relationship Counselling:
If your partner does not want to attend counselling, attending on your own will ultimately have an impact on your partner, as change in one person in a relationship will also affect the other. Sometimes, when one person accesses counselling, their partner can see positive changes and may later decide to engage as as well.