Taking actions to repair a relationship

Positivity within relationships creates benefits and positive effects that are always evident in our lives. Strong relationships support our genuine wellbeing and promote strength in our emotions. Undesirably, when relationships begin to fracture, we find that this wellness and strength begins to fade. A strong feeling of division, betrayal, sadness and even anger replaces this. Sadly there are no steadfast rule to relationships; everyone goes through ups and downs, even when both parties strive to create happiness within the relationship. When relationships stop functioning correctly for us and things begin to break, we toil with options and cannot see a clear resolution in these relationships. Where and to whom do we turn to when the hope and strength has dispersed from these relationships?

Relationships seeking help through counselling

Is persistent animosity and bitterness prevalent in your home? Do you struggle to see signs of intimacy? Are you regularly arguing? It is this type of sign that shows there is probably an underlying problem. Relationships are usually a challenge at some point. We all need help at some point. Variants in relationships such as beliefs, opinions, cultures, and/or backgrounds can create greater challenges. Life Supports accredited counsellors and psychologists is the best source of help for both you as a couple and you as an individual, identifying the core issues you face. We can help you restore yourself and your partner’s relationship with a innovative sense of appreciation within the relationship. Our relationship counsellors are thrilled to put forward their services to all relationships.

Counselling those in Relationships

The pain that exists when a relationship cracks is very personal and very real, this can often be excessive when children are involved. A highly qualified and talented relationship counsellor can assist achieve harmony and understanding again by tearing through the surface and discovering one another again. Marriages are continually confronted with issues but some of these impact oneself and one's relationships more deeply, such as:

  • Sexual problems
  • Imbalance of power
  • Controlling or abusive behaviour
  • Extra-marital affairs
  • Loss of intimacy
  • Family issues

Find a way forward with the support of a Life Supports relationship counsellor, who will help direct you towards a mutually agreed solution. We are considerate as we listen to assist putting healthy strategies in place that will make a long term positive impact to your relationship.

Start building bridges and making changes

Life Supports has found that relationship counselling brings about change by attending to both the couple and the individual respectively, resulting in a stronger self-awareness and a healthy understanding of yourself and your partner. Recognising the issues prevalent within your relationship and/or marriage is the key to our success at Life Supports. Achieving a happy healthy solution for the relationship is done through discovering the underlying issues that are now exposed. It is by understanding the seed of the issue and how it manifests towards one another, that you are able to nurture yourself and begin to build the bridges that relationships require.

Life Supports specialised relationship counsellors based in Sydney

Take positive steps to making yours a successful and strong relationship, don’t stay unhappy any longer. Begin by picking up the phone- call us on [phone] today- and we can help get you started now. Our network of Life Supports accredited counsellors is experienced in successfully helping relationships and delivering effective couples counselling. We are able to offer professional, unbiased and emotional support to couples going through relationship breakdowns. Take a look at the Life Supports network of counsellors and psychologists, inform our receptionist when you call of the choice you have made regarding your selection and we will endeavour to accommodate you and your partner. Life Supports counsellors offer confidential relationship counselling services from offices in all major cities including Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Gold Coast and many other various local towns and cities through-out Australia.

Relationship Counselling FAQs

It is common for one or two family members to initiate the counselling process, with other family members joining in if and when they are ready. We also provide individual family counselling if you need a non-judgmental, confidential space to explore and address your own family issues. Family counselling is suitable for both small and larger family groups– there are no prerequisites that the entire family needs to be present.

In fact, family counselling can be incredibly effective even if certain family members choose not to participate. Your Life Supports relationship counsellor or psychologist will collaborate with your family to build on relational strengths and encourage change and interpersonal growth opportunities.

Life Supports relationship counselling helps families to:

  • Clearly identify issues affecting each family member
  • Foster inclusiveness and consideration of every family member’s needs
  • Develop clear family goals (e.g. reducing the frequency of conflict)
  • Practice safe, effective ways to address family challenges and grievances
  • Cease engaging in blaming behaviour, by taking responsibility for the family’s welfare as a group
  • Use effective, respectful communication when discussing distressing or challenging issues
  • Break the cycle of family conflict by encouraging new ways of relating
  • Recognise setbacks as opportunities for growth and learning
  • Focus on and celebrate the family’s unique strengths
  • Review progress and maintain improvements

Often couples that are new to the counselling experience are worried that relationship therapy may be biased towards one partner, emotionally confrontational, or that it simply won’t work. To ensure this is not the case, each session is:

  • Tailored to be inclusive of both partners
  • A discreet, nonjudgmental space to unpack your relationship concerns
  • Focused upon giving you an insightful understanding of your individual situation
  • Designed to give you practical tools to address problems and create long-lasting, positive changes
  • Couples and relationship counselling often involves a blend of joint and solo counselling sessions, depending on your personal therapeutic needs. This flexibility allows your counsellor to accurately assess your communication styles, patterns of behaviour and relationship needs as individuals, and as a couple. Our team of relationship counsellors are compassionate, competent and capable of helping you to achieve your relationship goals.

We frequently see clients for individual relationship counselling. Sometimes one partner is reluctant to seek help, or simply unable to attend counselling due to work commitments or geographical distance.

The great news is that individual counselling is just as effective as joint couple counselling when it comes to improving relationship quality. Recent research by clinical psychologist Dr Howard Markman studied 300 married and unmarried couples who attended relationship skills counselling together or individually: results from the study indicated that those who attended counselling individually showed a marked improvement in the quality of their relationships, on par with those who attended counselling with their partner. 

You may be struggling with conflicting thoughts and feelings about your relationship; you might be having difficulty balancing your own needs with the demands of your partner or family. In some cases, you may be experiencing the feelings of depression, anger, anxiety or grief associated with separation or divorce.

Whatever you bring to counselling, your Life Supports relationship specialist will work alongside you to help make sense of your experience, and support you moving forward in a constructive and positive way. For some clients, simply talking through issues can be a helpful process, while others may be looking for specific guidance or strategies to enhance their relationships. Together we will identify the most constructive and useful way that we can support you to make sense of your relationship and bring about positive change in your life.

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