Relationships counselling can be really beneficial regardless of the stage of the relationship. Many people seek out relationships counselling when they are experiencing difficulties and emotional stress in their relationship but many people also seek out relationships counselling as a way of engaging in pre-martial counselling and preparation for commitment.
Relationships counselling can be used to learn valuable skills of connecting and communicating with others and being more comfortable with physical and emotional intimacy, even when you have struggled to have a close intimate relationship in the past. When you have decided that your relationships is at an end and you are facing separation and divorce, relationships counselling can assist to make a difficult and complex process more manageable and bearable. It can provide valuable support at a time when complex and intense emotions make thinking clearly and making difficult decisions challenging.
Marriage counselling can assist in identifying and addressing common areas of conflict such as conflict with in-laws, finances, child-rearing practices, and estrangement.
Marriage counselling can also assist in working through infidelity and rebuilding trust after an affair.
Relationships counselling works towards building conflict resolution skills, strengthening the bond between couples and improving communication, regardless of whether you are in a heterosexual or same-sex relationship.
Couples counseling often works to illuminate family of origin issues and patterns of behaviour that impact on our relationships and are related to beliefs and expectations shaped by our upbringing.
Relationship therapy in Melbourne may involve cognitive behaviour therapy designed to identify automatic thoughts and core beliefs or schema therapy which identifies how early attachment experiences have shaped our core beliefs about ourselves, other people and the world. Emotion-focused therapy, which is often used in relationships counselling, helps to identify how experiences in our family of origin shape powerful feelings of intimacy in adulthood.
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