Do you struggle to communicate with your partner? Are you repeating negative patterns in relationships, and you just don’t know how to break them? You are not alone. A relationship is an investment. It requires time and effort and the more you put in, the more you will get back. Whether you are looking to repair a relationship or strengthen one, counselling can help you build the skills needed for a healthy, satisfying, long-lasting connection.
Relationship counselling is the process of counselling people in a relationship to try and understand and manage differences and repeating patterns of distress.
Some common reasons couples engage in relationship counselling include:
Often, relationship problems occur when the couple’s communication has broken down, or, an event (such as an affair, the birth of a child, or when children leave home) has occurred which throws the relationship out of balance.
Couples counselling can help individuals to:
A relationship counsellor can often act as a mediator and help to get to the foundation of a problem by allowing each person time to express their views and concerns in a supported environment in order to work towards a solution. The counsellor’s role is not to make judgements or make decisions for their clients; they are there to provide support to their clients in a mutual environment.
The practitioners at VCPS can provide relationship counselling which can include: