Why do you need good relationships?

It’s very important to have positive relationships if you want your life to be happy. Relationships provide much-needed comfort, love, personal support and friendship.


How Relationships Go Bad?


However, relationships with partners, friends or family can become negative, stressful and detrimental. Often, people find themselves in a relationship that has issues they cannot confront and solve on their own. Without assistance or resolution, these kinds of problems can be harmful in a physical, emotional and psychological sense.

Common Relationship Issues

There can be many reasons for breakdowns in family, friend and couple-based relationships. Some of these include:

  • Substandard communication skills, including unwillingness to speak, detachment and emotionally reactive actions

  • Conflict regarding household responsibilities and tasks

  • Intimacy-related problems, including lowered libido, impotence and other health and psychological issues

  • Financial matters

  • Issues related to major changes and transitional phases in life, for example changing careers, immigration-related concerns, losses of a loved one or the birth of a child

  • Changing, split or indistinct loyalties related to in-laws or extended family

  • You and/or your partner are feeling unhappy

  • Arguments regularly occur between you and your partner and they do not end in resolution

  • Less time is spent with both of you together, and you are both pursuing separate interests and lives

  • There are no feelings of love expressed or felt between the both of you

  • An extramarital affair is taking place

How does Relationship Counselling Work?

Relationship counselling is a means of applying the right tools to help build positivity, resolve disagreements and increase resilience.

It’s possible to attend sessions by yourself and talk about problems including whether or not the relationship should continue – or whether your partner wants to attend counselling with you. Many of our clients find it beneficial to discuss their needs in the relationship by themselves, without their partner with relationship therapists.

Throughout the overall couples counselling process, psychological techniques including cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy or acceptance and commitment therapy may come into play. These methods are focused primarily on changing behavioural patterns.

Learning about strategies and techniques that are proven to enhance relationship quality is a vital part of the relationship counselling process. Building your skills will help you to understand individual differences, as well as feel more fulfilled in your relationship.

Skype/Phone Counselling

We offer counselling via Skype and phone where circumstances prevent attendance at our office.

These circumstances include:

  • Distance, we counsel anywhere in the world that has the hardware to enable this.

  • FIFO workers who wish to continue counselling when they are away from home

  • People with disabilities that prevent them from attending our office

  • People who are ill

  • Those who are unable to gain transport to our office


Skype counselling and phone counselling work very similarly to face to face sessions lasting an hour. They are also charged at the same rate.