|Why Try Couples Counselling?
The decision to try couples counselling for the first time can be a difficult decision. It may have been something that you have both thought about for sometime, in fact the average time between problems starting and a couple seeing a counsellor is 6 years. It is not unusual for couples to come into therapy as a last resort in order to save the relationship. My advice here would be do not leave it too late. Even if your relationship is a breaking point you can still do work to get it back on track. If you would like me to help you with your relationship call me on 07760 272562 or email me from my contact page.
There are a variety of problems that bring couples to therapy, issues that you both cannot resolve alone. You may have resorted to conflict behaviour, avoiding each other, grown distant over time or cannot get past a problem. The first session will be to explore what has brought you to couples counselling and what you wish to achieve. Your individual needs will be taken into account, alongside your wants and needs as a couple.
What to Expect from Couples Counselling.
Couples counselling may include:
*Changing behaviours that are damaging to the relationship.
* Listening to each other without interruption and conflict.
* Resolving past issues.
* Learning how to solve problems in a constructive way.
* Issues of trust and reliability.