PORT MACQUARIE COUNSELLING Relationship Counselling
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"Our lives revolve around relationships - with ourselves, others, and everything we encounter in the world around us.
The more you act in line with your values, the better will be the quality of those relationships and therefore the more enjoyable and rewarding your life will be."
~ Dr Russ Harris"
Relationship sessions are for partners, family members, friends or work colleagues. Relationship sessions will assist you to create successful, heart centred, fun connections.
We need skills for successful relationships. We need to learn how to listen and respond. We need to learn how to calm ourselves when things are getting heated. These are all skills that we can learn, and very few of us know.
"Communication is to relationship, what breathing is to living." ~ Virginnia Satir
When you think about it, how many of us learned relationship communication in school? Did we ever really learn how to listen? How to truly connect with each other?
Most people are missing out on the essential tools that they need to have, because they never learned them in the first place.
The Emotional Bank Account
Think about your relationship from the perspective of a bank account. Every positive thing you do for your partner,
is a deposit in your relationship bank account. Little things add up over time. A tender touch,
kindness, a caring word, compliments, listening,
time spent together. Every negative thing you do to your partner,
is a withdrawal from your relationship bank account. What is the state of your relationship bank account?
An initial session will start to give you a space to be heard, and we will touch on some of the skills that the leading therapists such as The Gottmans, whom I have trained with, recommend for successful relationships.
After your initial session, it is suggested that you attend around 4-6 sessions to enhance your relationship. I have trained for many years with the top relationship trainers, such as Gottman Institute, Hedy and Yumi Schleifer and Imago Therapy. They have tracked what works and is of benefit.
It takes time to learn new skills and make changes in relationship. In addition to counselling, I include coaching and skills training in our sessions. And I send you through handouts, and reading suggestions and video links to help you at home.
Affair and Betrayal: If you are seeking help for your relationship after finding out about an affair - click here.