How Counselling can help Couples
At some point most normal couple relationships enter a phase of conflict or stress. Frequently these issues are sorted out and the relationship progresses or returns to its normal state. Sometimes however, when the issues cannot be resolved, you may find that your relationship escalates into anger and resentment, avoidance of the core issues, sadness, emptiness or a lack of hope for the future.
Common issues brought to couple counselling include:
- A lack of trust between the two partners.
- Frequent arguments, or a repeated argument about the same issue(s).
- Aggression and domestic violence
- Sexual infidelity/an affair of one or both partners.
- Conflicts about financial or career matters.
- A feeling of disconnectedness from ones partner.
- Unfulfilled emotional needs; feeling hurt, angry, neglected or disrespected.
- Differences in sexual desire, sexual needs, lack of sexual connection or difficulties with sexual intimacy.
- Conflicts about children or family members.
- Conflicts about gambling, addictions or other behaviours.
- A change in circumstance, such as the birth of a new baby.
Couple counselling (also referred to as marriage or relationship counselling) promotes open communication between the partners. Each partner is given the chance to clearly state their view and the couple learns new skills for communication and intimacy. If both parties become willing participants, conflict can often be resolved, trust can be restored and past resentments can be overcome restoring the hope for a shared future.
Couple counselling can also be used by couples in need of support when moving toward the end of a relationship.
If you would like to discuss your concerns regarding couple counselling or are simply looking for a counsellor, please contact me through the online enquiry form or telephone 01926 743698.