The ability to form relationships or interact positively with others can be important for our general health and in giving us a greater opportunity for satisfaction, providing meaning and purpose, and happiness as human beings.
While I do not do counsel couples, the personal counselling I practise can be helpful in understanding a relationship and your role within it. I use the term relationship or ‘interactions’ with others in a broad sense.
It includes relationships with partners/spouses, family members, friends, work (place) related interactions, clubs or groups you frequent, people you meet at the bus stop and last but most importantly the internal relationship you have with yourself.
Listed below are some reasons why you could use personal counselling for relationship issues and obtain some of the Benefits:
- When a partner/spouse does not want to attend couples counselling however you feel it may be beneficial for you. Please note: these sessions are about helping you. You can express your feelings, concerns, or hurt and pain in a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment. see: My Approach
- When you feel you are not coping or you have issues which cause stress to you and your partner or others.
- If you would like to understand more about yourself for future relationships.
- You would like to cope better with work stress and possible work-place politics.
- Work place politics are causing more stress than you think they should for you.
- Interactions with work-place colleagues are causing more stress than you think they should.
- Reducing or removing difficulty within personal and non-personal relationships.
- You would like to improve your relationship with family and friends – e.g. parenting.
- Increase awareness of your responses which affect relationships or interactions.
- Possibly discover the hidden/inner reasons why you respond in a particular way to situations and events (triggers).
Counselling it is about helping you see and consider the possible direction(s) available and finding the confidence and personal power to make the appropriate decisions.