Couples Counselling Southampton
Couples counselling or psychotherapy is a therapy session attended by both partners in a relationship. It is an opportunity for you both to deal with any difficulties that you may be facing in a safe and mutually supportive environment.
What underpins the process, amongst other things, is the concept of open and honest communication. We may feel we have been communicating effectively yet what makes communication truly effective is ‘active listening’. Active listening requires concentration, being present in the moment and maintaining eye contact with the person to whom we are speaking. When we practice active listening, we can really hear the other side of the story whilst taking responsibility for our own thoughts and behaviours.
We can feel consumed with the thoughts and feelings of another when we are in a romantic relationship sometimes we can even lose sight of who we are. With all the strong feelings that come with being in love it is not surprising that it can feel like an emotional roller-coaster. After all – we are only human and human emotion is complicated. So, factoring in two people’s thoughts, feelings, dreams and fears you can then you find yourself in a truly changeable environment which takes work, time and commitment to sustain.
If you are a couple experiencing emotional distress it can be easy to feel that there are no resolutions. Perhaps you feel that there is no way out of this troubled relationship. Perhaps you are unsure about the future of your relationship or someone has suggested that you give therapy a try as a last resort. I understand that the idea of speaking about your problems in front of someone new can be a daunting prospect but I encourage you to take the first steps towards change, get in touch and see if couples counselling can work for you.