Relationship Counselling Rod Solar 2019-05-17T12:28:18+01:00
Relationship counselling explained
Marriage counselling or couples therapy is an effective way of getting the support your marriage or relationship needs. Common issues that you might value counselling for may include a lack of communication between you and your partner, a betrayal in the relationship or a recent emotional trauma. A trained professional can help navigate and guide you through these hard times. Having issues in your marriage or relationship can lead to frustration and anger towards your significant other, creating an unhealthy environment. A professional counsellor can help source the root of your issues and introduce change into your relationship.
Our approach to couples counselling, couple and family therapy
Pinnacle Therapy offers a holistic approach to family and relationship counselling, often blending therapies together so that you receive what works best for you.
Couples counselling case study
Steve and Sarah had been married for 10 years and had 3 children. They were both feeling bored in their relationship. The couple rarely had sex and they would often argue. Both still enjoyed each other’s company, but they did not spend a great deal of time together even when they had free time. They felt saddened by what they felt was a lack of connection in their marriage.
As the counselling progressed, we encouraged Steve and Sarah to consider innovative and creative ideas of how they could spend time with each other that would be different from what they had been doing. One of the exercises that we asked the couple to do was to imagine the problem as they envisioned it as if it were a living character. We had them describe it and expand on this outward embodiment of their issues. We then encouraged them to think of their character when they felt they were being overcome by the issues that were keeping them apart and to think of what they could do to thwart the character.
Sometimes the discussions got quite heated as the couple spoke about things that were really bothering them. We observed their interactions and helped them listen to each other and communicate better.
Both Steve and Sarah felt they had benefitted substantially from working with a marriage counsellor. They felt closer than they had in years and felt better equipped to cope with outside pressures. They also found that the understanding of their problems that they had achieved during the counselling sessions had created a return to being connected. They also reported feelings of intimacy that they hadn’t experienced in years.
Relationship counselling case study
Tina was a 29-year-old sales executive who was encountering difficulties in many of her relationships. She frequently interpreted comments and behaviours from friends and colleagues as derogatory – and tended to respond accordingly. This caused her to lose friendships and to miss out on promotion opportunities.
Over a course of 6 sessions, I helped Tina to understand how her negative thoughts were causing her to be unhappy. Tina also learned how to spot when she was jumping to conclusions in this way.
As a result, she was able to challenge these negative thoughts by looking for evidence to see if they were really true. This prompted her to re-evaluate many of her existing relationships in a more favourable light and to feel more confident in herself.
What Clients Say
Richard took us from the lowest point in our marriage and gave us the forum and advice from which we are completely back on track. We are now looking forward to what amounts to a fresh beginning with each other and a huge thanks has to go to Richard for that. He made us think about and approach things in a way we would have never been able to do on our own