Relationships are difficult and often demanding. It doesn’t matter whether you are married, just living together, in an open relationship, straight, gay, transgender bisexual or pansexual – if you are in a relationship with another human being, it’s going to be difficult. We would like you to know that we are here to help you whenever you need us and however you identify. You can always call on us should you ever find that you need relationship counselling/ Couples therapy.
Why and When Would You Need Relationship Counselling?
For the most part, relationship counselling tends to get misrepresented by the world in general. People believe that you only ever need relationship counselling when your union is in trouble. Many couples think that ones they decide to see a relationship counsellor, it’s a sign that they have failed at their relationship and need expert help. They take it as an admission of hopelessness and guilt.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, relationship counselling is an excellent way to work through some of the toughest issues that most couples have or experience. That, however, isn’t the only reason you would ever need to see a counsellor.
Couples therapy should instead be viewed as an integral part of every strong relationship. It’s the single most expertly crafted tool you can use to support a good union. It should be an option you turn to often to ensure that your happy relationship does not fall into an endangered condition.
How Does Relationship Counselling Work?
Imagine discussing a hot-button issue with your partner without an independent and neutral party present. Whatever the issue may be, if both of you believe so strongly in your own views and opinions, there is a good chance that the discussion is going to take a turn for the worse very quickly. That is exactly what relationships are – a never-ending discussion of hot-button issues no matter how trivial they may be.
For the most part, you navigate these issues well enough because one or both of you find the humour in the matter at hand and your affection for one another keeps things from spiralling. But what would happen if you came across a topic about which neither of you is willing to concede defeat?
If you don’t have the right structure and mechanism to navigate those waters, there is a very good chance that your love boat will start to take on water. Even sink in the worst cases.
That is where relationship counselling comes into play. Our couples counselling therapists are highly trained in conflict resolution techniques that when learned, will lay the perfect foundation for a happy, open and fluid relationship.
Our counsellors provide you with a safe environment to help you find your voice and be heard. We have the right techniques to ensure that communication between the couples takes place and every individual says their piece without necessarily attacking their partner and making them feel unvalued.
The communication structures we teach and practice within our sessions can be practised even outside the counselling room and transfer well into your home. Once you learn the fundamentals of amicable communication with your partner, you will be better equipped to handle any future conflicts that may arise.
We provide you with the platform and a neutral “referee” to ensure that communication does take place and any conflict that may arise as a result of that communication is resolved in a loving, caring and understanding environment.
What Can I Expect in Relationship Counselling?
At Mind Space Counselling we understand that everyone has comfort zones. That is why we tailor our services to meet your particular needs. Counselling can take place:
- At our Counselling centers in Manchester
- Via Skype or telephone.
We can also have one of our counsellors meet you at your convenience. Once you make an appointment with us, you will talk to one of our qualified counsellors who will ask you a series of questions just to get a feel of your particular situation before recommending a suitable course of action.
At Mind Space Counselling, we have experience in couples therapy from different backgrounds including people from the LGBTQ community. You can rest assured that you will find a counsellor suitable for your particular needs.
Give us a call today and make an appointment with one of our expert counsellors. Let us help you build the right foundation for your union through our relationship counselling services