Relationships are central to our well being as human beings. Thus, it can be very frustrating and dissatisfying to repeatedly feel disconnected and dissatisfied with our connections. What’s worse is trying hard to change patterns, but finding yourself repeatedly in similar unfulfilling situations. Difficulties with relationships can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and can impact your self-worth.
You can create new relational patterns and fulfilling personal connections
Relationship counselling will help you look inwards to examine the thoughts, feelings, and patterns that contribute to your struggles. Relationship counselling will also help you examine the relationship you have with yourself (i.e., your self-esteem, self-worth, self-confidence).
In our work together we will examine your personal blindspots and habitual patterns of relating to others that repeatedly emerge in your relationships. This process will allow you get to know yourself in relationships, better understand your needs and those of others, and learn how to clearly and confidently communicate in order to develop healthy connections.
I don’t think therapy can help me. Relationships are just difficult.
Repeated hurts and struggles in relationships can lead to loss of hope. With the help of a skilled and experienced clinical psychologist, you will learn evidence-based strategies to shift your thinking, process painful feelings, and improve your self-esteem. You will also learn to better communicate with others and set appropriate boundaries. Through this work, you will create new relational patterns and increase your capacity for fulfilling personal connections. You are not your past – with new skills and increased self-awareness, you can move towards building the types of relationships you’ve always envisioned for yourself.
I want help, but I’m concerned that therapy can take time and can be expensive.
Feeling good about yourself and maintaining meaningful, strong, and healthy relationships with others is a central part of your well-being. The stress created by unfulfilling and failed relationships can take its toll on your self-confidence and lead to conflict and feelings of loneliness. This can further interfere with your relationships and negatively impact other important areas of your life. It may be helpful to consider therapy as an investment in YOU that can help you break this cycle by increasing self-awareness, building your self-esteem, and increasing readiness and capacity for fulling personal connections.