Good relationships require good social skills, a great deal of time and energy to build and maintain. With this in mind, it's inevitable that there will be bumps in the road in all relationships. People may have conflicting expectations, difficulties communicating effectively or they might simply be distracted by other things. There might be serious issues such as terminal illness, loss of a loved one or infidelity. Other common concerns might be financial difficulties, sexual-intimacy issues, emotional distance, routine conflict or differences in parenting.
Relationships are also a very meaningful part of our lives on an individual basis, and since they can bring us a great deal of happiness, difficulties in our relationships can lead to a number of psychological issues too. Examples include anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, anger, guilt and problems with substance abuse. Any children involved might also be adversely affected as a result of parental conflict.
If you or someone you know is experiencing some of the negative effects of relationship difficulties as described above, you may wish to contact us to discuss the ways in which we can help. Relationship counselling is the most common types of therapy, however family therapy can also benefit families whose children are affected by the tension in their parents’ relationship.
In relationship counselling both partners work with a counsellor to deal with problems that are affecting the relationship. These can include issues such as work, finances, children, family and emotional problems. Any type of relationship can benefit from relationship counselling, irrespective of marital status, age, sexual orientation or race. Sessions last an hour and normally take place once a week. There is no limit to the number of sessions - some couples only require a few weeks while others may stay for much longer. For further information contactMaurice Tomkinson.
Family therapy can be used to solve relationship conflicts within the family and improve the quality of life together.
This might involve identifying stressors, developing communication skills, problem solving skills and new coping methods. Ultimately, the aim is to not just address the problem, but to strengthen ties and relationships for the road ahead. The course of Family Therapy is often brief, with individual sessions occasionally supplied to compliment the group sessions.