What Is Relationship Therapy & Counselling?: Relationships are a source of love, support, trust and fulfilment when they are working well. Sometimes, however, they stop working well – desires and expectations fall out of sync, disillusionment occurs, communication breaks down, mistrust creeps in.
When you are struggling, seeking relationship therapy and counselling may be able to help; even if the relationship between you and your partner is working well, relationship therapy could strengthen that connection even further.
If you want to strengthen a relationship you’re currently in, individual or relationship therapy (couples counselling) could be helpful. If your relationship has ended due to divorce, death or separation, you may want to seek out individual counselling support to help you understand and manage your feelings.
When the issue affects your wider family (maybe with your children, siblings, or parents), it might be appropriate to seek family therapy. Relationship problems can even extend to issues in your current employment with your boss, or fellow colleagues within your workplace.
If you think past experiences may be affecting how you relate to your partner/s now, you may want to consider a form of therapy that will help you investigate the root causes of your issues, such as psychotherapy which will help you gain new perspectives about your partner and the way you relate to each other.