Relationships are never static. Our partners can bring out both the best and the worst in us, and there is always the potential to learn and grow together.
Perhaps you find yourselves arguing more often, disagreeing about parenting issues, or having arguments that keep going round in circles.
Maybe you are struggling to agree on some big life decisions, such as marriage, starting a family, moving house… or would just like to feel closer and understand each other better.
Talking to an impartial third person can help to resolve your differences, and open channels to better communication.
Concerns that People Bring to Couples Counselling
- Constant fighting or bickering
- Burying your feelings
- Strengthening your relationship
- Feeling ignored or misunderstood
- Becoming distant, moving apart
- Difficulties in communication
- Conflict over children and parenting styles
- Power struggles
- Trust and commitment
- Financial disagreements
- Circling around the same issues
- Repeating the same arguments
- Feeling left out, partner prioritises the children
If any of these resonate with you, why not give me a call on 0474095432 and we can have a chat about finding solutions.
How Relationship and Couples Counselling Can Help
Change may happen gradually, often as a result of life changes, such as becoming parents, moving house, children leaving home, starting school…suddenly you find you are out of touch with each other.
There’s no need to wait until things are really falling apart. Addressing your concerns before they reach this point mean they can be resolved much more easily.
Two things that are guaranteed to bring up our early attachment wounding are parenting and adult relationships. We bring our unresolved past with us into our relationships.
A certain level of conflict in a relationship is quite normal. The trick is learning how to deal with it safely and without hurt. Supportive intimate relationships can be a place of healing and personal growth for you both.
We all have a choice. We can choose to learn and grow within our relationships, or stay stuck in a loop, continually repeating the problems from the past.
Counselling is not about being right or wrong, but learning how to see things from another person’s perspective. The aim is closer relationships based on understanding and connection.
Benefits of Couples Counselling
- Improved communication
- Deeper friendship and intimacy
- Learning new skills to deal with conflict and improve communication
- Releasing past hurts
- Feeling safe to voice your feelings
- Learning how to express your own needs and listen to your partner’s needs
- Growing through resolving areas of conflict
- Greater awareness, creating a more fulfilling and supportive relationship
- Removing blockages to a closer emotional connection,
I won’t “fix” you, you’re not broken. Rather, I see myself as a coach or guide, helping you learn how to work things out for yourselves.
It’s never too early or too late to work on your relationship.
Start with a Discovery Call
The first step is to make your free discovery call. I will explain the counselling process, how I work, and what usually happens in a session.
We will arrange a date and time for your first visit, discuss fees. I will ask for contact details and send you a link to an intake questionnaire, to complete before your first visit.
This will give me some background information about you and your relationship, why things might not be working for you, and highlight any areas for improvement.
Your First Session
We will start by getting to know each other and I’ll ask questions about your relationship. We can discuss your goals for therapy, and any specific areas that you would like to work on.
In your sessions we will be gradually working through your current concerns, and any long-standing issues. You will be learning new skills of communication, developing a secure attachment based on understanding and connection.
The Next Step
For more information, to make an appointment, or to book your free discovery call Rosalind on 047409543
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A PACFA accredited Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Rosalind is also a Registered NDIS Provider, Circle of Security Facilitator and approved Victims Services Counsellor.
Sessions are available in person at Moruya South Head, and online via zoom.