Relationship Therapy - Love, Sex and Relationships
Love, Sex and Relationships
Relationships are tricky most of the time. They can be on one of three states - functioning, breaking or broken. Counselling can proactively help you improve relationships that seem flat, uninspired or dull, and when things go awry, counselling can also help with helping re-establish happy, healthy and functional relationships. Please don't wait until things are at crisis point - book an appointment to work on your relationship or if you are not sure, book in for a free 15 minute consult via telephone.
If we are not mindful of our relationships, break-ups and conflict can seem to come out of nowhere. My approach is to address it from a needs perspective couched within the Gottman evidence-based approach and along with aspects of Stan Tatkin's PACT approach. When needs are not satisfied, there is a human tendency to look elsewhere. We are all works-in-progress, and no-one does relationships perfectly, myself included!
Relationships that may need a 'tune-up' experience the warning signs:
If you experience some of these signs in your relationship, consider what you can do to look at the problem, if you want your relationship to get better or survive. There is always hope and there is always help. I work with individuals (personal relationship counselling) and couples (couples counselling). Make an appointment today.
Rekindle Your Marriage or Partnership with Relationship Therapy
Relationship therapy isn’t just for marriages on the brink of divorce, or relationships on the rocks. While there is sometimes a stigma around seeking help from a relationship therapist—as if asking for assistance and guidance is tantamount to admitting that your relationship isn’t ‘strong enough’ to weather the hard times. The truth of the matter is that most couples can benefit from counselling, and we are all a work in progress . Relationships break apart in different ways, from infidelity and betrayal to the simple loss of spark. As a relationship therapist, I seek to understand the specific challenges or difficulties a couple is facing and to adjust my approach to work with couples to find their way back to where they would like to be. For some this could be a respectful, fulfilling and inclusive functional relationship with lots of intimacy, for others this could be helping each other to separate in love, or just create space to re-evaluate the couple’s emotional contract and negotiate new changes.
Signs You Should Invest in Relationship Therapy
One of the things I like to tell clients who come to me seeking relationship conflict resolution is that, ultimately, relationships can fall into one of three states. The state we all want our relationships to exist in forever is ‘functioning.’ The state we never want to reach is ‘broken.’ Yet so many of the couples I work with find themselves in the in-between state: ‘breaking.’
Sometimes, couples don’t realise that their relationships have exited the functional state until some real damage has occurred, it is more urgent than ever before to find the track back to trust, love, and effective partnership. Knowing how to spot the early signs of a fraying relationship can make it easier to get back to functional—and can help forge a stronger relationship in the long run. Its never too late.
Here are some signs that you should perhaps consider sitting down with a therapist for in-person or online relationship counselling:
Can't get there in person? Try out Virtual Relationship Therapy...
While most clients prefer in-person sessions, there are many benefits to virtual relationship therapy that are also worth considering, including:
Why Nicolette Ward Counselling Is Cost-Effective
My rates are reasonable and industry-competitive, and even offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to prospective clients who want to learn more about how I work.
Relationship counselling, in general, is a cost-effective option, especially for married couples where the alternative might be a costly divorce. Working to save a relationship is always more fulfilling than breakdown, and being left wondering about what might have been. So give me a call today and schedule your first online relationship therapy session. It’s the first step to a happier future.
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