Lia Brown Psychotherapy and Counselling for individuals
and couples in Hampstead

Relationship Counselling and Psychotherapy for Couples, Families and Groups

Couple Counselling North West London / Online
Relationship Counselling and Psychotherapy
Relationships are an essential part of our lives, from family and friends to partners and spouses. We have a natural tendency to develop intimate and intense relationships with a few select individuals, which can bring joy and happiness. Difficulties in relationships are one of the most common causes of unhappiness, and often bring people into therapy.

Relationship counselling can help you whether you’re young or old, straight or gay, single or in a relationship. Lots of people have an idea of what relationship counselling is and think that you only need counselling when things get really bad.
But even if your problems seem trivial, relationship counselling can help.

The reasons for seeking relationship therapy include:
•Sense of something missing/lost in the relationship
•Lack of communication with partner
•Escalating arguments/ circular arguments
•Loss of intimacy and sexual desire
•Impact of professional life on the relationship
•Adapting to marriage or becoming parents
•Impact of post natal depression on the relationship
•Feeling badly treated by partner
•Repeating destructive relationship patterns
•Commitment difficulties
•Divorce and separation
•Coping with a break up

How can Relationship Counselling help me?
It really depends what you want to get out of it, but it’s rare that you will leave counselling without feeling a positive change. For some people, counselling transforms their relationships and their lives; for others it helps them solve a specific problem and move forward with more confidence and less anxiety.

Each session usually lasts 50 minutes, and you'll be asked questions so that you can talk about what’s going on and how you feel. You may be offered advice or ideas to try at home. If you don’t like to talk a lot then your counsellor might try different things like drawing or mapping out your thoughts. It all depends on what’s right for you. Even if things don’t change, counselling may help you to see things in a different way or make the decision that’s right for you to move forward. Just talking to someone who isn’t involved in the relationship can help you. People are genuinely surprised when we start working together – they think that I’m going to tell them what to do, but it’s not like that. They also come in feeling nervous and apprehensive but once we have met a few times, they start to enjoy it. At the end of the day, it’s a brave move to come to counselling, but for almost everyone, it’s one of the best moves they have made.

Couple Therapy offers a safe and confidential environment where individuals and couples can explore their relationship concerns with an experienced, professional therapist. By helping you to identify the roots of your difficulties, relationship counselling brings clarity and facilitates positive change.

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