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Relationship Therapy & Counselling (Divorce, Loss, Problems, Separation)

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.

Relationship Therapists & Counsellers Working at HQ Therapy

Common reasons for seeking relationship therapy support include divorce/separation, death of your partner, chronic illness or disability, substance abuse, sexual issues, infidelity, communication issues, financial issues, and mismatched desires or expectations around big life decisions like having children, blending families or starting a new career.

Below is a selection of our current therapists who are fully trained in relationship therapy and counselling using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques.

Choosing the right therapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together.

Therapy Modalities That Deal With Relationships

What to expect from relationship therapy & counselling: A therapist trained in relationship issues can help you explore your feelings about your current and past relationships, or relationships in general. We often learn how to relate to others from our families of origin and historical patterns in our previous relationships, and therapy can help you uncover patterns and subconscious feelings that are affecting your current relationship.

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your therapist. This is important in order for you to progress your therapy. If you feel like you still need some more help in your decision then get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of this page (‘Can I Contact You For Advice About Therapy?’) and someone will guide you through the process.

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that are closely related to relationship therapy and counselling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Relationship Therapy & Counselling?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.