How do you know when you might need Couples Counselling?
People tend to book in for Couple Counselling when they get a sense that things are not working in their relationship.
You are not alone in your problematic relationship. It is very common for people to feel neglected and uncared for by their partner and it is easy for resentments to build up.
Things may seem a struggle now but communication between you can improve.
In Couples counselling, each individual of the couple gets equal attention and time and although individuals frequently want to blame the other for ‘the problem’, therapy takes the blame out of the situation by using systemic exploration and psychodynamic understanding.
You may find that your partner has become depressed and that this is leading to you having to do the majority of the work and caring in the relationship. ’Couples Therapy for Depression’ is a particular model developed for such couples by the . I am fully trained in this model. You can look my name up on the list of people who are trained in the UK. During the later stages of Couples Therapy for Depression you will have specific techniques and tasks to carry out within your therapy session and at home.
Talking your problems through with a trained relationship therapist is not always easy or comfortable but it will, in nearly all cases, be immensely rewarding, enlightening and helpful to your relationship.
Bear in mind that it is not the therapist’s job to ‘fix’ an impossible relationship.
There are times when a couple may decide to separate.
In this case, Couples Counselling would focus on achieving a supportive and amicable separation.