Uses for Relationship & Couple Counselling


Preparing  to Make a  Relationship  Commitment :-


As preparation for  making a commitment - you might like systematic help to talk about and understand the significant factors which will affect your relationship style and potential.


Equally, you may want to understand the communication issues or emotional processes that can cause difficult dynamics or rupture. This sort of  Relationship Counselling can give you an idea of the relationship skills you might develop to help you work better together to get what you both want.


Maintain  / Repair  / Improve / Your Relationship : -


Busy lives may prevent us from giving deserved attention to our individual and joint needs.  Neglecting our own development or aspects of ourselves we once valued, we reduce quality investments in the bank of our relationship.


We can also neglect simple gestures and subtle touches which used to bring pleasure and enrich our lives together.  It can be helpful to examine and re-sensitise ourselves and our partners to things - little or large - that really matter !


Expert Couple Counselling offers observations on matters which often escape attention until they become serious.   Use couples counselling this way to become more aware and more adept at avoiding hurt & improving things - discovering considerate attitudes and keeping your show happily on the road !


Counselling for Relationship and Other Life Crises : -


Even though we may operate well under pressure, the emotional loading of relationship and life crises can cause a damaging loss of perspective.


Ericksonian expertise is helpful in detecting subtle patterns and unconscious processes that cause emotional buildups which life pressures can push over the edge. Often a little subtle change corrects the precipitating factors.


Once patterns are recognised it is much easier to devise ways to help you to help yourselves - and each other - to bypass your own psychological tripwires.


Counselling  with  Separation & Breakup : -


Breakup is emotionally painful even where it is evidently the best thing to do. Leaving a significant relationship without understanding what happened can unsettle minds, leave hurts unhealed and matters unresolved over a long period.


Couples Counselling can help parties to adjust to the changed realities through framing & supporting this process constructively.


Sometimes couples  need a period of constructive separation to re-claim a lost sense of themselves, change dynamics and get a different perspective.


Couple Counselling may happen before or during the split - or may need working through a little later - when emotional distance allows easier openness and honesty. Both parties can be given help to help each other  achieve clearer understanding & cooperative separateness where children are involved.


It brings freedom from recrimination, guilt & uncertainty & helps adjustment and letting go.   It also generates beneficial learning for future encounters.


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