Couples Counselling Have you ever wondered why relationships are so hard, and why they can feel so wonderful in one moment and so frustrating in the next?
Have you ever asked yourself things like:
· How did I get to be the way I am? · Why can’t my partner change? · Why do we always get into the same arguments? · Why do I keep choosing the wrong people?
Don’t worry if these sound familiar—you’re not alone! We all want to have better, more fulfilling relationships, not just with a partner, but with all those we care about. But Love is not enough to make a relationship work. You need to know how to make it work. And if you’re like most people, no one ever taught you about the important dynamics of love and intimacy.
Some of the relationship issues we can help with include Pre-marital Counselling Divorce Co-Parenting Marriage Counselling Same Sex Couples Communication Intimacy Adjusting to Parenthood Relationship Counselling Coping with Infidelity
We face many pressures in life – in regards to jobs, home-life and personal finance. Relationships can suffer as a result of these pressures, or often as a result of a couple not getting along. In some cases couples counselling may be the way to turn. Here are some brief explanations to outline what this type of counselling is, what it is not and what it seeks to accomplish.
Some signs that show you are experiencing a relationship difficulty may include; being bullied or pressurised, feelings of ‘here we go again’, limiting social life, anxiety and depression. These more distinctive issues again can be addressed by couples counselling.
Common issues that come up in a partnership, from money, sex, housework, parenting, family and much more can all be tackled and addressed by therapy.
Short term therapy can work extremely well for couples, weekly sessions from 8-20 weeks is the usual recommended length to focus on specific problems and work in a goal directed fashion.
A good couples therapist will not take sides; instead they will remain neutral and help the two of you explore and bridge your differences.
A therapist will not just listen; instead they will actively help you to work towards tackling your problems. They do this by handling issues in an interactive style, asking questions and responding to situations you bring into therapy as a couple.
One of the greatest fears people have about couples therapy is that counsellor will turn your partner against you. This is not the case; instead the counsellor will facilitate understanding between you in the hope that your relationship will be healthier and stronger.
Couples counselling can help in a variety of ways including: examining the effect of change, improved communication, healthier conflict, recognising abusive relationships. The ultimate goal is to work towards more successful relationship.
Here at Couples Counselling Leeds Harrogate York we offer couples counselling that works collaboratively with you, to help you and your partner to learn to negotiate your differences, articulate your hopes and express your feelings more honestly to help reconnect you to the relationship that you used to have or were always hoping for.