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If you need couples therapy, it may help to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and overcome your problems.
Couples therapy - also called couples counselling - is talking to a professionally trained, neutral listener to aid discussions between both you and your partner in a civilised and calm manner. You can talk about your feelings without getting angry, disagreeing or shouting, and are encouraged to actively listen to each other.
Neither of you should feel inhibited talking about relationship problems with a complete stranger. Conversely, you should feel enabled to talk more freely because couples counsellors are trained to create safe, comfortable environments. The couples therapist will never take sides or give advice. They’ll prompt you to talk and occasionally ask a question, in order to aid the discussion. Often, professional relationship therapists simply sit back and listen.
Your couples therapist is a professionally qualified advisor who will help to guide you and your partner through any relationship conflict, which could include:
Perhaps you and your partner are arguing about petty things, rows that escalate quickly into someone threatening to walk out. You’ve engaged the possibility of speaking to someone but are unsure about how to approach a professional therapy body, or even about where to look.
People often ask PlusGuidance how to tell if they’d benefit from our online relationship guidance. The first struggle is identifying how their problems can no longer be dealt with at home, together. Often, couples are unsure if discussing relationship strain with a stranger will offer any benefit. The truth is, there's no simple answer. But one thing we can be certain of is this: talking helps.
Unfortunately, many couples leave couples counselling until it's too late, and the years of resentment and battling have created a barrier that blocks out any chances of help.
Are you struggling to find a good couples counsellor local to you? Good quality relationship counselling advice is available from the throbbing heart of London to the Highlands of Scotland, and at varying prices.
The difficulty is knowing who you can trust. One option is talking to your GP about NHS relationship counselling. Relate is another professional body of counsellors you can approach, the cost of which compared to PlusGuidance differs between locations. At Relate, however, your choice of couples counsellors will be limited to the location of your nearest local branch.
PlusGuidance offers you free questions to several professionally trained couples therapists before you start the session. This allows you and your partner the ability to talk to someone you can trust. Ultimately this is the most important aspect of successful couples counselling services.
You’ll both be encouraged to actively participate, listen and engage with each other through the counselling sessions, which can be scheduled weekly or daily as suits the schedule of you and your partner.
You’ll want to approach the course of therapy with an open mind, and remember that honesty and understanding are the vital ingredients to finding a common understanding between both of you.
"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."
If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist who can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to access therapists specialising in various problems and therapies, from the comfort of where you are.
PlusGuidance offers you tree ways to have sessions with your preferred therapist: online video, voice calls or messaging. All online communications are secure and comply with the highest standards of data protection.
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