As human beings, our desire to love and be loved crosses cultural, religious and gender divides. Whilst our sexual orientation may differ, we all long for a relationship where we are known, understood and accepted for who we are. It's natural that you want to give and receive love and feel secure within your romantic and family relationships.
Inevitably, these relationships will often experience the most damage or struggle when transition or change occurs. This is when couples counselling or family therapy is beneficial.
Couples counselling is ideal for couples considering, or in a long-term relationship, or married couples. Common reasons people attend couples counselling are:
- Falling out of love
- The addition of children or integration of a step family
- Adolescent behaviour
- Ageing parents
- Children leaving home
- Physical and/or emotional intimacy
- Communication difficulties
- Anger or control issues
Through couples counselling, we can help you to become more emotionally connected and secure in your relationship. You can learn to communicate more effectively, to understand and appreciate your partner for the differences they bring to your relationship, and enjoy a more intimate and satisfying relationship.
Strong, supportive family relationships are an important contributor to good mental health and wellbeing.
Family therapy or family counselling is a form of psychotherapy that works with families and couples to nurture change and development. Family therapy is most useful when all family members are present, however family work can also be done with a couple or even an individual family member.
Perhaps you or other family members experience some of the following:
- Unresolved family conflict
- Communication breakdown between family members
- Difficulty in family decision making
- A physical or psychological disability that impacts the whole family
- Difficulties dealing with a new step-family
- A teenager who is acting out or self-harming
Family therapy will assist your family to identify your family strengths and weaknesses and identify issues that contribute to family conflict. It will teach you find ways to work through problematic issues, learn new ways to interact and communicate with each other, and assist the family to achieve a greater level of understanding and togetherness.
Call Colleen now on 0434 337 245 for a free 10 minute consultation on how she can help you, or book online here.