Everyone faces challenges in life. That’s natural. Sometimes unexpected life events and changes or pressures in aspects of our personal and working lives can become difficult or distressing to cope with and can have an impact on our mood, our ability to function effectively, our confidence and our sense of purpose. Seeking support is a step towards improving well-being and happiness.
Difficulties may also relate to deeper-rooted issues and beliefs that have been held and affected our lives in the long-term. Relationships can develop problems for a number of reasons – lack of communication, children and family commitments, affairs, loss of shared plans or ‘losing touch’ with each other. It actually takes courage to disclose vulnerability and to ask for help to deal with the issues that we face.
Talking to friends and family may be difficult, as no matter how supportive or well-intended, they may offer advice based on their own views, experiences of life and expectations of the person we’re ‘supposed’ to be or what we ‘should’ do. In therapy, you can be accepted as yourself and express your true thoughts and emotions without judgement and be empowered to make any changes you want.
People start to heal the moment they feel heard and understood. During our sessions, you will have time just for you, in a safe and confidential space, where you have the opportunity to think and talk about yourself and your concerns in a way that you often can’t do with family, friends or colleagues.
The biggest communication problem is that we listen to respond rather than to understand. Whether married, living together, opposite or same sex, if you are experiencing difficulties within your relationship, we can work together to help you understand the problems