We are social animals. Our very survival in our early childhood depends on us being loved and connected to an adult caretaker, whom we depend on to provide love, warmth food and shelter. We enjoy the company of others and crave positive interactions and meaningful relationships.
However, fulfilling and supportive relationships don’t come automatically, they require good social skills and determination to go the distance in order to make them work. Experiencing problems in your relationships can be extremely painful, confusing, stressful and even infuriating, seeing a counsellor can help you find your way through.
I work with individuals and couples on their relationship issues, so that whatever you’re currently experiencing, be it trouble at work, or with family members, affairs or betrayals, arguments and conflict, communication issues, or something else, counselling can provide:
Someone to talk to who has no connection with the person, or people concerned and who is there to support you.
Someone who has the skills and training to guide you through your concerns.
Clarity about what the issues are that you’re facing and your choices.
Help with assertiveness and negotiating skills.
Identifying any repeating patterns of behaviour which may be ‘feeding’ the problem.
Understanding of how different cultures and backgrounds impact relationships.
“Extensive research has shown that people with satisfying relationships are likely to have fewer health problems and live longer. In contrast, those who do not have many social connections tend to show signs of depression and cognitive decline.” BACP
If you think counselling could help, I work from comfortable rooms in Seaford and offer a no-obligation 50 minute consultation for £25, so that you can describe the issues you are facing and ask any questions before deciding what to do next.