Resolve relationship problem’s with our couple’s therapy and marriage guidance. Don’t wait until it’s too late
Is your relationship under threat? Do you repeatedly argue about the same things? Are you dealing with communication problems, intimacy and trust issues or betrayal and infidelity? Has your relationship gone cold? Having you fallen out of love? Relationships can become complicated and many couples go through challenging times.
At Possibilities, we can help you resolve and relieve the relationship problems you’re facing in your marriage or as a couple.
Are you feeling this way about your relationship?
Some common issues we come across in couples counselling and marriage counselling:
- Do you feel distant and disconnected as if you’re separate people with little in common?
- Are you having hurtful arguments and rarely finding a resolution?
- Do you feel disrespected, misunderstood and not heard?
- Is your relationship cold with lack of emotional expression?
- Are you often criticised or dismissed by your partner?
- Is there a lack of affection, intimacy and is your sexual life a problem?
- Are angry silences, jealousy, sarcasm and blame part of daily life in your relationship?
- Is communication difficult or unclear?
- Do you feel that other things are more important to your partner than you?
- Are you worried about secrecy, dishonesty, suspicious absences, trust and affairs?
- Do you use your children as a way of avoiding spending time alone with your partner?
- Do you feel unloved, rejected and alone?
- Do you feel that your partner is a stranger and doesn’t really know who you are anymore and what you need?
- Are you worried that your relationship will end or one of you is thinking about moving on?
Please note, if you are experiencing any of the above warning signs or others, please contact us to discuss further.
What are the benefit of counselling for your relationship?
“Relationships are the most important source of well-being. Research shows that the most powerful influence over people’s long-term health and well-being is the quality of their relationships.” Paul Gilbert, Professor of Clinical Psychology.
Because of the complexities and the high level of therapeutic skills required, couples therapy is probably the most challenging type of therapy to provide well. So you need a therapist who is highly qualified and experienced.
Couples counselling can reward and benefit your relationship in many ways:
- Enhance your chances of relationship and marriage success.
- Repair a couple relationship that is not going well.
- Bridge the emotional distance between you and counter-act the sense of ‘falling out of love’.
- Identify and understand negative communication patterns and ‘scripts’ that interrupt emotional closeness and relationship satisfaction.
- Repair hurts, restore and develop more open and secure emotional connections and healthy loving patterns of interacting.
- Improve communication skills in order to better get your needs met in the relationship.
- Learn new strategies for enhancing friendship and love in your relationship.
- Have more fun together and become optimistic about the future,
- Develop a deeper sense of intimacy and quality in your relationship.
- Up-to-date research information on relationships.
- Help you decide if it is worthwhile staying together
Who is couples counselling and marriage counselling for?
Couples counselling is for anyone who wants to improve their relationship. Young couples, new parents, couples struggling with transitions, people in longer-term relationships, retired people, gay and lesbian couples, and many more.
Can you come to marriage therapy or couples counselling alone?
Marriage therapy and couples counselling can be helpful even when your partner chooses not to attend, or if you want to attend without your partner present. This can be useful when you’re unsure about what to do in your relationship and what might be the best ways forward. You may be struggling with “should I stay or leave” dilemmas, or may’be things have become unbearable and your partner is treating you with contempt, hostility, rejection or abandonment, and aggression.
Allow us to reassure you that professional help is at hand. We offer services that aim to reduce the fear and uncertainty about getting help. Arrange an initial consultation ‘taster’ session to discuss your needs, in privacy and comfort, to obtain a sense of how we help and for if this is the right direction for you.
And the day came when the risk (it took) to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
What our previous clients have said
I experienced severe trauma and developed a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder which meant I wasn’t coping well with day to day life. With CBT Therapy at Possibilities, I’ve made a number of positive changes. It was a struggle at times but my psychotherapist helped me feel safe and capable as we worked through things. I’m now back at work and my confidence is growing. I have a life again. I’m so glad I took that scary first step and called. If you’re feeling unsure, I highly recommend you call them too.
– JT, Aberdeenshire: Trauma Counselling Aberdeen.
I thought my life wasn’t worth living. My depression convinced me I was worthless and useless and my situation was hopeless. If you’re feeling something similar, go to Possibilities. They made an enormous difference to my life and they can do the same for you.
– AD, Aberdeen: Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for Depression.
My relationship with my partner has vastly improved. We’re more able to communicate and we’re spending more time together and having fun! I can’t believe we were on the verge of separating when we contacted Possibilities as a last resort. I can’t thank them enough.
– SMcM, Aberdeenshire: Couples Counselling Aberdeen.
Possibilities was outstanding. I’ve overcome my anxiety and have the tools to keep it at bay should I need them in the future.
– MK, Aberdeen: CBT Therapy for Anxiety.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.