On the outside, most people see you as a social, likable person. But the truth is that it’s hard for you to let people in. While you’re able to make conversation with people on a daily basis, you find connecting with people on a deeper level really hard. You find the same problems coming up over and over again in your relationships leaving you feeling frustrated and disconnected. In fact, you may feel completely alone in this world. However, you truly want to have better relationships with people in your life, to feel more connected and to just have more happiness in your life.
Perhaps some of your struggles in relationships come from past hurts, maybe even dating back to your childhood. As an adult, you struggle to be assertive, because you want to please the people you care about. You struggle to say no and eventually reach a point in your relationships with others where you don’t feel valued at all.
What is Relationship Therapy?
When you hear the words “Relationship Therapy” you may be thinking about couples counselling. However, relationship therapy is about help you, as an individual, understand yourself a bit better because you want to improve your relationships. Whether you are already in an intimate relationship, have just gone through a difficult breakup or be single. Perhaps your most important relationship is with your adult children, your parent or close friends. Or maybe the relationship you are needing help with is really the one you have with yourself. Regardless, you can benefit from relationship therapy.
It’s about helping you find ways to better connect in all of your relationships including intimate romantic relationships, family, colleagues and work interactions, friends and even your relationship with yourself. Relationship therapy helps you understand yourself more completely, view the relationships that you’re in more clearly, and better understand the roles that you play in your life. Through relationship therapy, you will not only gain clarity and insight into how you relate with others but will work on healing deeper issues. You’ll come to better understand why there have been unhealthy patterns in your relationships for years and learn new ways to approach the same old problems. Through our work together in counselling, you’ll begin to make healthier choices for yourself and others to really nurture the relationships that matter the most in your life.
What to Expect in Relationship Therapy
Relationship therapy is active and engaged. You and I will work as partners in therapy sessions collaboratively building a therapeutic relationship. Within the safety of our therapeutic relationship, you’ll be able to freely process relationships you’ve had in the past as well exploring patterns in your current relationships. Furthermore, we’ll consider what type of relationships you want to have in the future. We will use our therapeutic relationship to work on improving your communication skills and you’ll explore setting, and honoring, boundaries in relationships.
Relationship therapy is not a quick-fix solution where you come to two or three sessions where I give you two or three tips about how to listen better to others. Instead, it’s about getting to the core of your relationship struggles. We’ll explore your own relationship with yourself touching on issues of self-esteem, self-worth, body image and the impact of culture on who you are as a person. You’ll begin to develop a better sense of self and then we’ll discuss how you can apply that in your interactions with others.
Who Benefits from Relationship Therapy
If you want to feel more connected to others and more confident in your relationships, relationship therapy is for you. I have supported others through this process and can help you as well.
Relationship Therapy Can Address:
- Patterns in past relationships
- Self doubt & gear
- Old wounds & traumas
- Attachment problems
- Feelings of disconnection
- Relationship skills
Relationship Therapy helps you:
- Feel confident in yourself
- Discover new ways to connect with those around you
- Heal old wounds
- Form new, healthy patterns in relationships
Relationship Therapy Heals and Strengthens Bonds
Relationship Therapy Case Study – Renée’s Story
Renée is a woman in her forties who recently became divorced after many years of living in an argumentative and unhappy marriage. Over a short period of time Renée became very jealous of her ex-husband when she found out he had started seeing a new woman. Unable to cope and move on, Renée became obsessive and started sending threatening letters to this woman. Realising that she was going too far and hurting herself and others, Renée decided to look into therapy to help her come to terms with the end of her relationship with her ex-husband.
Renée Began Relationships Therapy
Renée started therapy for the first time and found talking tremendously helpful as she had a lot to share. Talking through everything with her therapist allowed her to reach a deeper understanding about her relationship with her ex-husband and she gained greater insight into her feelings of loss, rejection and loneliness from their divorce. The sessions helped Renée work through her issues of trust and she began to understand how her emotions fuelled her actions which harmed others including her own integrity.
Through Self Expression & Counselling, Renée Found Healing
As the sessions progressed, Renée began to use creative writing and art making to express her thoughts and feelings. This way of working felt hands-on and tangible for Renée as it helped her to consider new and different perspectives on the same issues. Overall, working creatively helped build Renée’s confidence and self-esteem, and she gained a new sense of self-worth and self-love.
Renée learned a lot about her relationships and about herself. Renée is now more comfortable with being single and is open to the idea that she will one day enjoy another relationship.
Just like Renée, Relationship Therapy can help you:
- Develop greater self-expression and a deeper understanding of yourself
- Process difficult, painful and conflicting emotions
- Better understand your relationships with others
- Develop your confidence and self-esteem
*Please note: The name and details have been changed and altered to protect the client’s identity. The photograph is for illustrative purposes only and does not identify any clients.
Begin Relationship Therapy in Central London
You too can find the self confidence Renée found through relationship therapy and begin building healthy, lasting relationships. Of course, it can be hard to open up to a counsellor and be vulnerable. However, you deserve to feel more connected to others and more confident in your relationships. It’s possible to get to that place with the help of a caring relationship therapist and counsellor, right here in London. I am ready when you are. To begin relationship therapy, follow these three simple steps:
- Schedule your free, 30-minute phone consultation.
- Begin the process of self discovery & growth in relationship counselling sessions.
- Build healthy relationships and feel more connected to others!
Other Services Available at YTherapy
At YTherapy, I provide help for a variety of mental health issues at my counselling offices in Angel and Farringdon, Central London. I offering counselling to people from all walks of life, including: first responders, other counsellors and therapists, and healthcare professionals such as doctors and nurses. I use effective counselling interventions to help you make lasting change in your life. I offer creative arts therapy, traditional talk therapy and Dramatherapy to help you find true healing and emotional freedom. If you are dealing with trauma or PTSD, stress and burnout, relationship problems or just about any other mental health concern, I would love to assist you in being the very best version of yourself! Contact me today to schedule a free call and begin living the life you’ve always dreamed of.