The Benefits of Relationship Counselling
What you might get out of Relationship Counselling
People come to relationship counselling for a variety of reasons. Some people want to pre-empt any potential problems and come very early in their relationship. Others want to work on one aspect of their relationship such as communication or sex. Couples may also need assistance making an important decision, they may be facing external situational challenges such as a new baby or a sick parent or they may be living in a highly dysfunctional and/or abusive relationship. Finally some couples may have already made that difficult decision to break up and want the support of a relationship counsellor during this process.
It might not even be your partner that you need assistance with. Relationship counselling is just as relevant for your relationships with family members, friends and work colleagues.
Anyone who has gone through a relationship break up or is living in an unhappy relationship knows the emotional pain this inflicts on you on a daily basis. This emotional pain can go on to affect your physical health, your working life, and your realtionships with close friends and family, in particular your children.
Working with a relationship counsellor will support you in all of the above scenarios. Here are some of the benefits you may experience:-
Improved Communication Skills - how to listen in a way that your partner will feel heard and understood,and how to speak in a way that your partner is more likely to hear
Tools & strategies to improve your relationship
Better ways of managing differences and conflict
Greater emotional and physical intimacy in your relationship
Increased awareness of your own feelings and thoughts and how they then impact you in relationship
A thorough process that supports you in determining whether to stay in your relationship
Healing of past wounds & resentments
A reduction in symptoms of Stress, Anxiety and / or Depression
It might be helpful to read other people’s stories about their relationship counselling:
How do I find the best Relationship Counsellor for me?
Relationship counselling works best when you and your partner are working with a counsellor that not only specialises in relationship counselling, but is also someone who you are confident will understand the particular needs and issues in your relationship and your lives. Research has shown that the relationship between you and your counsellor is one of the most important elements for a successful outcome. How do you know if the relationship counsellor you find will be the best fit for you and your partner?
Select Counsellors provides a unique client counsellor matching service that makes sure you and your partner see the right counsellor for your relationship, first time. We have a pool of highly trained Sydney based counsellors and psychologists who are all specialists in the field of relationship counselling. We collect relevant information from you and your partner in a personalised assessment. This information is then analysed by our team of counsellors and psychologists and used to match you with the right relationship counsellor for you and your partner.
To book an assessment click here or call on 1300 123 680 to speak in person with a Select Counsellor.
Click on the links below to find out more information on relationships & relationship counselling:
The Helpful Guide