Relationship Therapy

Why would we need relationship therapy?

Relationship problems can be the biggest form of stress for some people. Rosalind is an experienced relationship counsellor who works with couples to understand the problems and simplify what is happening. During therapy Rosalind analyses and modifies dysfunctional choices and encourages emotional awareness to reduce conflict, increases communication skills and promote strengths within the relationship.

Rosalind provides a pre-marital/pre-commitment counselling service. Clients are able to clarify their key values and goals. They learn assertive and more honest communication skills and how to reduce conflict and increase shared understanding and teamwork.

Don’t wait to seek help with your relationship therapy. Many couples often wait until very late in the game to seek relationship counselling and by then, one or both may have decided to call it quits. If you’re part of a couple in distress, you may feel that there’s no way out of your troubled relationship.

Many families are challenged by F.I.F.O. (fly-in, fly-out) arrangements for work which can strain even the best relationships. Meeting with a respectful, trained therapist like Rosalind can help resolve problems and clear blockages to the healthy flow of loving relationships.

How would therapy help my relationship?

Effective relationship therapy suggests ways that couples can build and maintain positive close relationships. Take an objective look at your relationshi, to get help to reduce dysfunctional behaviours, feel that you can share your emotions, communicate effectively, and emphasise what’s working. Most importantly, by remembering that each relationship has its unique challenges and strengths, you’ll be giving yours the best chances for survival.

Rosalind’s therapy sessions facilitate problem solving, conflict resolution, meeting differing needs and relationship empowerment. People have unique histories and they bring their ideas, values, perceptions and expectations into their relationships.

Signs that your relationship may be in trouble

  • No matter what is said, it seems to be taken the wrong way.
  • Feelings of walking on eggshells to avoid increasing conflict, criticism or disapproval.
  • Feeling completely misunderstood, or hopeless
  • Feelings of loneliness or lack of connection
  • You and or your partner are only noticing the bad things/problems/faults
  • Dissatisfaction with the frequency and/or quality of sex, communication, giving and taking.
  • Feeling like you have lost your ‘voice’ in the relationship, and you have no say any more
  • Feeling stuck in the same bad place over and over
  • Giving up or withholding effort, affection or information you used to share. Hiding things.
  • Poor behaviour such as trading insults, threats, physical violence
  • Telling your friends or family private matters to do with the relationship.
  • Constantly worrying or venting to others about your relationship
  • Starting to form separate lives
  • Daydreaming about (or taking) a lover, or cultivating a special friendship
  • Daydreaming about escape, researching, or making escape plans, or not being able to make plans for the future together

Differences often occur in the following:

  • Rules, values styles and beliefs
  • Goals
  • Expressed affection
  • Sexual activity and fulfilment
  • Child rearing and discipline
  • Communication
  • Recreational companionship
  • Honesty and openness
  • Physical attractiveness
  • Financial responsibilities and support
  • Domestic support
  • Family commitment
  • Respect
  • Education
  • Assertion
  • Enhancement
  • Self-esteem
  • Clarifying problems
  • Fair fighting