Whether you are married or in a long-term relationship with someone you care for, it is quite evident that the unique challenges you face together are very different to those of any other relationship with family and friends. Committing to someone means that you plan on sticking around for the long haul, but this becomes difficult when the two of you seem to be growing apart steadily. Couples counselling (particularly with the wonderful professionals available in Pretoria) is a healthy way to get back in touch with your relationship and partner before it is too late.
While in a partnership, minor quibbles and frustrations are normal. Arguing about who left the toothpaste cap off or taking the garbage out is not a severe issue – until it becomes one. When those warm and fuzzy feelings begin to fade and are replaced by distance, cold shoulders, and even resentment, it may be time to start considering therapy. Couples counselling is a way for partners to get together under the facilitation of a professional counsellor who acts as an impartial mediator. The therapist is unbiased, takes no sides, and makes no judgements, so partners are safe enough to explore their feelings. Couples counselling may utilise a variety of techniques, but the end goal is to build a healthier, stronger relationship.
For many, going to therapy to work on their relationship is tough. After showing the world a brave face and feigning perfection for so long, it may be challenging to admit that something needs work. It is absolutely natural, however, to seek outside help from time to time. Counselling is even recommended for couples who do not have any serious problems, but merely wish to refresh their relationship. If one, or a few, of the following points apply to your partnership, then therapy may be of benefit to you:xx
While you may see advertisements for counsellors at every corner in Pretoria, not all of them have the necessary qualifications or experience to help you. Marteleze van Graan is situated in an ideal area of Pretoria and is an HPCSA-registered psychotherapist with ample experience with individuals, couples, and children.
To book your appointment with Marteleze today, simply consult the booking diary online or get in touch for more information.