Couples counselling can help many couples to improve their relationships and respond to problems and difficulties in ways that bring them closer together, rather than drive them apart. Relationship Counseling can also help partners to clarify uncertainty or ambivalence about their relationship, to heal wounds, and to better function together as a couple.
Most long-term couples will at some point experience periods of conflict, anger, mistrust or a break down in communications. For many couples, it can be frightening to realise that the old ways of communicating are no longer working.
Such failure to communicate and resolve core issues can then lead to loss of trust, feelings of resentment, repeated arguments and loss of the couples intimacy and sex life.
Relationship counselling provides an environment where communication is facilitated to help couples express their needs and to learn the skills to resolve their conflict.
Common problems include frequent arguments about repeated issues, lack of sexual connection, infedility, lack of trust, financial difficulties, etc. Having such unresolved issues can lead to frustration and resentment.
The aim of couple counselling is to help partners who are stuck in patterns of conflict to find ways of communicating with each other, to decide how to solve their problems and to achieve their goals.