When you are not getting on with your partner, things can feel very challenging. You may both have a similar perspective on your problems or you may have very different ideas. Whatever stage you are at in your relationship, therapy offers a space for listening and attempting to understand what lies beneath your problems. Reflecting in depth on your shared situation can help us see issues from a different perspective. This can lead to a deeper appreciation of one another and help you decide how to move forward in your relationship. Relationship therapy – sometimes called couples’ counselling – is available to people of all sexual and gender identifications and is accepting of difference and relationships that fall outside traditional categories.
Research at the Tavistock Clinic, the UK’s leading relationship therapy training programme, has shown that couples find that therapy has helped them with:
- emotional well-being
- managing stress
- better communication
- a more stable family life
- improved sexual relationships
- conflict and problem-solving
- reducing jealousy
Couples’ therapy is not a ‘magic’ solution, it requires commitment, engagement and hard work. Whilst many couples find that the process leads to an improvement in their relationship, sometimes it may lead to a decision to separate. Where this is the case, therapy can help you manage the process with respect and can offer support to both of you with the process of grieving for what has been lost.
An initial consultation will help you and your therapist come to a decision about whether couple therapy is right for you. If we decide to continue we will agree a fee and regular day and time to meet.
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