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Relationship counselling

Making the decision to seek relationship counselling often isn’t easy. Understandably you and your partner may have lots of questions and perhaps even uncertainty about whether relationship counselling can help. The information below gives you an overview of some of the more common reasons why people seek relationship counselling. 

What are some of the common reasons that people seek relationship counselling?

A myth seems to exist that when a couple seeks relationship counselling their relationship must be really struggling. Relationship counselling can be helpful for all sorts of scenarios though – your relationship doesn’t need to be “on the rocks” to benefit and relationship counselling certainly doesn’t have to spell the end for you and your partner. Some of the more common reasons that people seek relationship counselling include:

  • Difficulties communicating effectively

  • Falling out of love, growing apart or feeling like you’ve lost that “spark”

  • Feeling disconnected, resentful, bored or unfulfilled in your relationship

  • Uncertainty about the future of your relationship

  • Navigating separation

  • Arguing over the same things, feeling like arguments get out of hand or constant bickering

  • Problems with trust

  • Financial pressures

  • Adjusting to being parents

  • Troubles with extended family

  • Infidelity and affairs, including cyber-sex

  • Support for coping with external stressors like work related stress, illness or relocating

  • Support when one or both people are experiencing mental health issues


How can relationship counselling help?


Relationship counselling can help you and your partner to:

  • Enhance your communication skills

  • Understand and resolve conflict

  • Rekindle feelings of romance, attraction, fulfilment and excitement in your relationship

  • Build trust and emotional connection

  • Understand and work through individual issues that may be affecting your relationship

  • Create a safe space for open, honest communication

  • Acknowledge each other’s needs and find ways of meeting them

  • Identify and renew areas of your relationship that have been neglected

  • Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your partner

  • Reinvigorate your relationship by spending focused, quality time with each other

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