Relationship Counselling

There are a few misconceptions about relationship counselling. Some couples believe that you should only seek help when separation or divorce may be likely. But that can often be to little, too late. You may want to consider relationship counselling as soon as the problems get in the way of your daily life. Here are some signs that you might benefit from a consultation:

  • You have trouble expressing your feelings to one another
  • You have one or more unsolvable disagreements
  • There is withdrawal, criticism, or contempt in your interactions
  • A stressful event has shaken your daily life
  • You have trouble making decisions together
  • You have experienced infidelity, addiction, or abuse
  • You want a stronger relationship

Remember that there are no wrong reasons to seek relationship counselling. Some couples start therapy as soon as they are married, even without obvious problems, to build a strong foundation and prevent serious problems from developing. Counselling can help you become better communicators, develop strong relationship skills, and improve your family’s happiness. 

Some couple wait six years before seeking therapy. This is a lot of time to let problems fester; at this point, troubled relationships are difficult to save. Instead, it’s best to acknowledge problems early and seek therapy as soon as possible.

Problems with relationships are not limited to romantic ones, even though that’s the most popular reason people consult for relationship therapy.

In the last few years online therapy has become increasingly popular for a number of reasons. Some individuals who suffer from social anxiety find it more effective to hold therapy online. For some couples who are separated or are working away find it difficult to find a suitable date and time to meet for therapy in person. Group video calls are very effective and are often held over Skype or WhatsApp.

Online counselling is cheaper and saves time. You don’t have to worry about the children being in bed, or if you have a cold and feel under the weather. Many therapists can offer more flexible appointments when working online.

Why not take advantage of a free consultation where you can ask your questions and to see if online therapy would work for you.