You may want to consider couples counselling if you are experiencing any of the following:
- When you talk to your partner it feels as though you are hitting a brick wall.
- You go round and round in never-ending circles when you try to talk about your issues.
- You feel frustrated and/or confused when you do talk.
- It turns into a shouting match when you try to talk for more than a few minutes.
- Depression or health problems recur.
- The bond of trust is eroded or broken.
Together or Alone?
Couples counselling works primarily with the relationship; unlike individual counselling which focuses on the person.
However if your partner does not want to join you, there may be some changes counselling can help you with that can have a positive impact on your relationship.
Couples Counselling can help you work through the following three steps:
- Exploring your story – The nature of your issues and how these may be impacting on your relationship.
- The history – How these issues arose and what changes you would like to see. Understanding your story. What it is about these issues that you are struggling with and things which may be preventing you from overcoming them.
- Rewriting you story – Helping you to find the strengths and resources to explore these issues, and to make them more bearable.