How are your relationships doing? Research tells us that having solid, fulfilling relationships is more important than having more money or that perfect job.
The emphasis is on quality, rather than quantity. Also, these relationships help calm your nervous system, keep your brain healthier as you age, and minimise emotional and physical pain.
When our relationships are not going well, it is common to feel disconnected, lonely or out of sorts, and other things can start to suffer – such as sleeping, eating and a decline in mood.
Counselling can help to strengthen bonds with your loved ones, and help you to become less reactive. We can explore triggers you may be unaware that you even have. Another useful skill is learning to resolve conflict in a way that is comfortable to you.
Relationships discussed in counselling can refer to those with loved ones, children, extended family or friends or at work – they can all impact.
Some clients attend together, for example couple counselling, and some clients attend on their own – in which case I practise relationship-sensitive individual therapy.