Saturday, 26 January 2019

How A Therapist Can Help Your Relationship

Couples Counselling can be of great benefit to any relationship, regardless of whether you're experiencing problems or are currently in a positive stage. 
Some of the ways in which couples counselling can benefit your relationship include:
– improved communication,
– re-establishing your emotional connection
– re-affirming your commitments and priorities
Although therapy is something that all couples can, and potentially should, consider...generally speaking people come to couples counselling when they realise that their relationship is in some kind of trouble.
Sometimes the problem has become so big that the relationship is already in severe crisis. At other times, the couple may have become aware earlier on that they need help to resolve their issues.

WHAT IS Couples Therapy?

In order to understand how a therapist can benefit your relationship, it's important to understand what couples counselling is and why people attend. In short, a couples therapist is primarily focused on helping a couple resolve any problems or issues, along with potential future problems or issues, that may be causing friction between them. 
A relationship is made up of individuals, and as individuals, we bring our own personal history to it...which may not always be a positive thing. As a result, even the most perfectly matched couple will never see eye to eye on every issue they encounter in life. To be able to come together and share life with another person, there will always be the need for discussion and negotiation. This is healthy.
Our ability to communicate with our partner is therefore an essential tool for any healthy relationship. 
A qualified couples therapist is trained to help you to understand and, if need be, change your current communication style, and to teach you how to communicate more effectively with each other. Often just the experience of being able to talk openly and honestly during couples therapy will help to set a couple on the path to more open and calmer communication.
Positive communication skills allow couples to resolve potential future problems and will help keep relationships strong even during the most difficult of times.
Although in an ideal world, we would all be able to make time for regular therapy sessions in person - in practise this is simply not always achievable.
With busy working lives, the demands of family life and so on it can be incredibly difficult to set aside time together to attend therapy sessions. But thanks to modern day technology - it's now easier than ever before to see a therapist, as it's possible to do it all from the comfort of your own home.
As relationship therapy experts state on their website 
"Online couples counseling is becoming quite popular. You and your partner can talk about your relationship with a skilled online mental health professional. However, you might be skeptical about talking to marriage counselors online. You might be private about your relationship and feel strange about that concept. Why would you want to go online for your couples counseling? Well, one of the biggest reasons is that you're going to be able to sit in your own house during the sessions. No more making an appointment and rushing around to get to the office. No more uncomfortable waiting rooms and nosy receptionists. No more sitting in a strange office trying to bare your soul. Instead, you can sit right in your living room, where you and your partner are most comfortable, and you can talk to your therapist from there."
 As someone who has sought mental health assistance via apps in the best, I can vouch highly for its appeal. For me, the chance to speak with a therapist outside of normal office hours was very appealing.
Sounds like the ideal solution, don't you think?

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