Difficulty in relationships can be a huge source of stress and can impact our day to day life. When a relationship is strained or has broken down, counselling can be a great way to mend that relationship. Relationship counselling provides a supportive environment to express fears and concerns and can assist with gaining clarity on what is important to you in a relationship and how to foster this in your current relationship.
Given the significance of the role that our partners, husbands/wives, family and friends have in our lives, relationship counselling is one of the biggest areas in which clients request support from psychologists and counsellors. For many people, questions such as what a healthy relationship is, and how exactly do these relationships affect mental health are two of the most common issues in relationships.
By exploring patterns of communication, counsellors may be able to gain a greater understanding of the issue at hand. The counselling process may involve individual or group sessions in order to better understand the situation and provide active coping techniques to tackle relationship issues.
Relationship issues are highly correlated with symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem and anger. Given this, effective relationship counselling with a professional psychologist or counsellor is a core service provided by New Vision Psychology. Services such as couple’s counselling or relationship counselling may be the right move for you, to improve your relationships and overall mental health as a result of more positive actions.
New Vision Psychology provides Relationship Counselling services for ‘singles’, couples, married couples, couples experiencing separation, family relationships, child-parent relationships and same-sex relationships. If any of the following thoughts or emotions are familiar to you, please do not hesitate to contact New Vision Psychology to discuss whether our psychological services regarding relationship problems can assist you.
Relationship Counselling for ‘Singles’:
- feeling lonely from not being in a relationship.
- sad that all my friends are in relationships, but not me.
- frustrated that I can’t meet the right person.
- feel like I’m missing out.
- feel like my milestones aren’t being reached (moving into a home with a partner, holidays with a partner, marriage, honeymoon, children).
- feel judged by others for being single.
- feel that there must be something wrong with me for being single.
- keep attracting the wrong people.
- keep attracting people who won’t commit.
- why do I always stay in bad relationships?
- I keep making the same mistakes in relationships (being too clingy, jealous, controlling).
Couples Counselling/Couples Therapy:
- Sick of feeling resentment towards my partner.
- Tired of all the fights.
- Why won’t my partner look at my perspective?
- Nothing is ever resolved.
- We have different goals.
- My partner is selfish.
- I don’t like my partner’s friends.
- My partner cheated on me. How can we move forward with this?
- I feel distance from my partner.
- I pick fights with my partner all the time.
- I feel that I am not being prioritised.
- My partner doesn’t listen to me.
- We can go for days without talking.
- I’m sick of the judgement, blaming and criticisms from my husband/wife.
- My husband/wife is controlling.
- There is no sex life.
- We fight about everything.
- I feel growing resentment and contempt toward my husband/wife.
- Should I continue in this marriage or should I separate?
- We disagree constantly about parenting.
- We live separate lives.
- Since we had kids, we have lost our intimacy.
- I don’t know whether I still love my husband/wife.
- We have become more like friends, not lovers.
- There is no romance or affection in our relationship.
- I have problems with my in-laws and/or extended family.
Relationship Counselling – Dealing with Separation:
- Should I separate from my partner? I have had enough.
- I am so angry with my ex-partner, I just want to hurt them.
- I feel so much anger, sadness and resentment.
- How will we arrange co-parenting?
- What should I tell my children?
- I feel like I have lost all that I worked for.
- I’ve lost friends through the separation.
- I’m scared of being on my own.
- I’m scared of the financial problems caused by separation.
- How can my ex-partner and I stay friends?
Relationship Counselling – Parent-Child Relationships:
- My kids show me no respect.
- They don’t listen to me.
- My child has no motivation at school.
- My son/daughter is lazy – they don’t help around the house.
- My son/daughter is verbally abusive. I’m scared to talk to him/her.
- My child is so moody, all we ever do is shout at each other.
- I think my son/daughter is taking drugs. I don’t know what to do.
- My teenager spends all their time on the internet.
- My parents nag at me.
- My parents interfere with my life.
- They are so controlling.
- My parents treat me like a little kid.
- They don’t understand, they think they know everything.
- They judge me and my friends.
- They don’t know me, but want me to listen to them and do everything that they say.
- They are too protective.
- They show no respect to me.
Through New Vision Psychology, our trained Psychologists and Counsellors can assist you with your relationship to make changes and progress through relationship difficulties, and provide family dispute resolutions. New Vision Psychology aims to be a positive support service during your time of relationship stress.