Do you feel stuck in a rut or are you walking on egg – shells around one other? Have you stopped having fun or do you prefer to avoid each other as much as possible? Do you rarely show affection towards one another or has intimacy become a problem between you both?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to think about investing some time in couples counselling.
All too often, our primary relationship can suffer as life gets in the way. You may have stopped investing time and energy into yours as work and family pressures have taken priority. What once worked well between you both doesn’t seem to anymore.
Most people avoid dealing with relationship problems head on, often choosing to ignore them, in the hope that they will sort themselves out or eventually go away. Sadly, they don’t, and can lead to one or both of you feeling unhappy and resentful towards one other.
Learning how to manage conflict is part of everyday life. Couples counselling can help you learn how to communicate better with one another and in a way that doesn’t make you feel under attack or need to defend your viewpoint. Learning how to manage conflict in your relationship is both healthy and essential, because having a difference of opinion is not actually the problem, it’s the how you manage it that is.
Dealing with conflict creates not only a better understanding of one another, but also encourages intimacy and a stronger emotional connection, as understanding one another through the various phases of your relationships is vital in creating or reestablishing trust and stability.
As a trained couples counsellor, I work alongside individuals and couples who may be in a new relationship, a long-term relationship, or not in a relationship at all but would like to learn how to be. I offer support, guidance and direction to help you through major crises or a situation that is perhaps making you unhappy.
Your sessions will enable you to move your relationship forward to a more positive and fulfilling one, in which you learn how to prioritise yourselves and each other in order to build a better more loving partnership.