REMEMBER HOW IT WAS ? MAYBE IT CAN BE THAT WAY AGAIN ?
RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE SUPPORTIVE AND SATISFYING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE CENTRAL TO PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH !
It can be scary and also a relief when you are deciding to take the first step to make a phone call and attend a counselling session. We can work with you and your partner by creating a safe place where you can hear each other, sometimes for the first time. This space will allow you both to express your experiences in the relationship so you both become clear about the needs and wants you both have. Through learning these tools you will begin to understand yourselves and each other with greater empathy. This space allows you both to gain insight into your own triggers and blockages. A progression and growth in knowledge allows you both to find solutions to dilemmas in your relationship and have a greater understanding how to overcome any issue your relationship faces. We can assist you to develop and grow the loving relationship you have always wanted with each other, are you ready to make the commitment?
Developing and maintaining relationships requires a life-long commitment.
When we are in a relationship, we can sometimes feel like we are not being heard by our partner or maybe we feel that we are being pressured which can make us shut down. These feelings can often take over our relationship, which can lead to loss of intimacy and cause conflict. We all want a healthy and happy relationship but sometimes we get lost in confusion and difference and our once loving and caring relationships can break down. But don’t despair we all may need assistance at some time to:
• Help deal with differences or difficulties in our relationship or an emotional or sexual affair.
• Learn how to enhance and grow our relationships through communication.
• Cope with our feelings, fears when our relationship is breaking/has broken down.
• Help to change our relationships where there is violence and abuse.
Relationships take two?
The first step towards creating a happy, healthy relationship is our own willingness to work at it. Many couples leave it until their relationship has started to fall apart before they consider doing anything about the difficulties they have. While the most ideal time to build a strong foundation and learn relationship skills is at the start of a relationship, it is never to late to start working for the benefit of the person we love, ourselves and the relationship.
Wanting Greater Intimacy ?
Intimacy is important in relationships, and requires commitment and trust. Vulnerability is a key component to gaining greater intimacy with our partners, and we are most vulnerable when our defenses are down. Allowing each other the space to be vulnerable and accepting yourself and your partner’s differences can be powerful and lead to greater intimacy and love. Intimacy is also about being able to accept and share in your partner’s feelings. Intimacy doesn’t always need words, but being able to express our own experiences and feelings and communicating in that space makes intimacy more likely to occur. Intimacy involves being able to share the range of feelings and experiences we have as human beings – pain and sadness, as well as happiness and love.
Learn how to handle conflict more effectively and increase your understanding of you spouse and self
Conflicts are often the hardest thing to resolve. Conflicts arise from differences in opinion, difference in needs and often we lack understanding of where our partner is and how they are feeling. Couples who are able to communicate and have empathy for the other person are more likely to be able to handle conflict constructively. These tools are essential to a long healthy relationship.
Good relationships are healthy for you!
When you are in a supportive, loving relationships you are more likely to feel healthier, happier and satisfied with your lives and less likely to have mental or physical health problems or to do things that are bad for the health and happiness of your relationship. You can learn how to lift each other, not through fixing the one you love but by being there when they need to be heard or maybe when they need some space. You can have a supportive, loving relationship and help each other practically as well as emotionally. You can share the good times and help each other through the tough ones and we can show you how.
Give us a call or fill out the free initial consult section and we can work to make your relationship healthier than it has ever been.