“If we had the courage to love we would not so value these acts of war.”
― Jeanette Winterson, The Passion
When is it time to reach out for help? And how do you know if you and your partner can benefit from couples counselling?
Perhaps you have been brushing problems under the carpet in the hope that they are going away and you are now finding yourselves dealing with an overwhelming accumulation of frustrating cycles, resentment and emotional pain.
Maybe you have been stuck in a power struggle: all battles seemingly going round and round? Maybe you notice that you care less about your partner feelings or you have become their harshest judge.
Are you experiencing conflict and arguments that spin out of control, escalate in a matter of seconds, leaving you feeling hurt and misunderstood?
Does passion feel dismantled by the pressures and the juggling of everyday life, drown in the waters of functional routines? Have you become parents and forgotten how to be a couple, living parallel lives….slowly becoming strangers?
If you need help to understand and break harmful patterns of avoidance, if criticism prevails and is slowly killing joy and spontaneity, if you both feel confused about what you are really fighting about and only know that the status quo is eroding your relationship, if romance, emotional and sexual intimacy is depleted but still matters to you… then couple counselling can help!
It is often easy to forget that we all are in relationships for love, growing together and fun.
Surely we enter a marriage hoping to find security, familiarity and joy as well as hoping to keep the attention, the romanticism and the sense of adventure that colours the sweet honeymoon phase, often permeated with excitement, mutual attraction and complicity.
But what happens when things get tough?
How do you deal with the loss of the ideal: the disillusionment and realisation that your partner is not who you think he/she is? Is that true that romantic relationships are the vehicle for personal growth and what does that even mean?
At Leone Centre our experienced couple therapists provide a supportive and caring environment where you can start disentangling your experienced issues and moving towards a more fulfilling and loving relationship. From communication and conflict resolution, jealousy, recovering from an affair, returning to feel close and able to be emotionally intimate…
We do not judge but we do know that healthy and good quality relationships are essential for overall wellbeing and fulfilment in every aspect…and on this we base all that we do.
Whether you want to book an initial appointment or enquire with a free 10 minute consultation, contact us today.