All relationships encounter difficulties
The purpose of relationship counselling is to try to restore a more fulfilling and supportive partnership.
I work with both couples and individuals. Sometimes I see individuals alone first, then start the couple’s work together, if this seems appropriate. It all depends on the issues.
Some of the common relationship issues are:
- Poor communication
- Frequent disagreements
- Anger and/or criticism
- Feeling ignored and disrespected
- Sexual intimacy
- Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
- Feeling incompatible
- Feeling unloved
- Prospect of separation and divorce
My first objective is to assist couples to feel safe about talking through difficulties. Respectful ways of listening and talking are learnt. Then we try to clarify what the issues are between you.
Each individual is asked to state clearly what he/she wishes to put into the relationship as well as what he/she wishes to get from it. Usually small tasks are set to be carried out between weekly sessions.
Relationship Counselling Wicklow
Using a planned structure based on Imago Couples Therapy, together we explore behaviour, choices, changes and desired outcomes.
My Dublin City University training was relationship-focused and I have wide experience of working in this area both in my Private Practice and with Accord, DCU, and Relationships Ireland.
Get in touch
Please contact me about relationship counselling on 085 125 4350.