For many people, relationships, and in particular their romantic relationship forms a significant aspect of life. When things are not going well with our partner it is easy to become hurt, distressed, or feel at a loss as to what to do. It is normal to feel this way when your relationship becomes less than happy but there is no need to let these feelings turn into hopelessness. There is support available to help you build a healthy relationship and improve your happiness.
Challenges and demands may have caused damage to your romantic connection since many people lack the ability to communicate and resolve issues effectively. Or, you and your partner might have different communication styles. This can lead to the feeling that the love you once had is lost or fading. However, improving communication and your willingness towards one another can help to reignite the love you once had.
At Redlands Counselling Service we provide couples and marriage counselling in Brisbane. Counselling can strengthen and deepen your relationship in a way that will benefit you individually and as a couple.
Why see a Couples Counsellor?
Relationship counselling aims to help couples develop effective communication skills, understand and manage differences, and build a stronger and more satisfying relationship.
You may have reached a point where you’re not sure what to do to resolve the issues you’re facing. Or, your relationship may be wonderful in some aspects but have underlying unresolved issues that continue to create conflict. It may be difficult to step back and see the bigger picture and underlying causes of these issues.
Couples counselling can help by providing a third party to offer a fresh perspective and ideas. A couples counsellor is there as a non-judgmental sounding board equipped with a wide range of tools to help you.
A healthier relationship is built through an improved understanding of yourself and the other person. This includes understanding and working through any previous trauma or difficulties that you may have brought with you into this relationship.
We offer couples counselling in Brisbane for couples who:
Are struggling in their relationship or marriage
Are thinking about ending their relationship
Have a good relationship but want to improve their connection and intimacy
Are seeking advice before entering a new stage of their relationship
Who do we Help?
At Redlands Counselling Service we help all kinds of couples.
New or long-term relationships
Couples where one or both partners have a mental illness
Couples who want help repairing their relationship after infidelity
Couples with a history of childhood or adult trauma
Couples experiencing issues with parenting
How Relationship Counselling Can Help You?
One of the main reasons couples seek counselling is because of communication problems. Couples or marriage counselling can help you to express yourself and your needs effectively and to listen actively to one another. You will be shown ways to practice communicating in a way that is clear, respectful, and non-judgmental. This will allow you to resolve differences effectively within the relationship and rebuild trust.
Another common issue that couples face is a lack of intimacy and emotional connection. Counselling can help couples to rekindle the passion and love in their relationship by focusing on emotional intimacy and physical affection. This can include learning how to express love and affection in a way that feels authentic and meaningful for both partners.
Relationship Counselling can also help couples to understand the deeper reasons behind their struggles. We can help you to get to the bottom of why you’re always fighting or why you may be drifting apart. Counselling can help you both to become more self-aware and understanding of one another.
Redlands Counselling Service is experienced in helping couples with the following common issues:
Difficulties communicating and reaching agreement
Infidelity or other breaches of trust
Difficulty creating connection and intimacy
Impacts of anger and emotional difficulties
Navigating mental health issues
Worries about drifting apart
Stage of life adjustment and challenges
What if my partner doesn’t want to attend?
If you’re concerned about your relationship but your partner doesn’t want to attend counselling, it may be helpful to attend on your own. We can then discuss the situation with you to find the best way to approach it.
Read more about what to do if your partner rejects couples counselling.