“Relationships” come in all shapes and sizes and they can be difficult to form and maintain and even end. There are relationships with partners, potential partners, ex-partners, other partners, colleagues, bosses, employees, friends, family, extended family, neighbours — even distant relationships such as with acquaintances, business associates, your barber, your condo manager or landlord, etc.
Individual counselling can often assist with many kinds of relationships even though the other party or parties are not present in the therapy, as often when one person makes a change, the nature of the relationship can change too.
Some ways in which this can happen include:
Working on communication skills.
Learning to better understand ad cope with someone else’s behaviour that you find confusing.
Learning to respond in ways that are aligned with who you want to be.
Learning how to manage conflict (most people I talk to hate conflict!)
Exploring how you feel and think about your relationships so as to bring you some clarity.
Learning how to be more emotionally close to your partner.
Becoming aware of how past relationships of various types might be impacting current relationships.
And other ways.
If any of the above seems like it might help you and your relationships and well-being, contact me today for a free consultation. I would be delighted to speak with you about how I might be able to assist.