There are many different reasons why people decide to make an appointment for couples counselling or marriage counselling. Some couples come because communication has become very difficult between them – they’re feeling stuck in familiar patterns of misunderstanding or arguments. Sometimes these arguments are very difficult to control, and for some may lead to violence. Others find they’re in conflict over the children, leading to rows or stand-offs, or leaving them concerned about the impact of the relationship difficulties on the children. Sometimes an affair is the trigger for seeking help: this may be a new discovery for some but for others there’s a longstanding pattern of infidelity.
Other reasons for wanting help might include the birth of a new baby, children leaving home, moving into retirement, becoming unemployed – life changes requiring new adjustments. Some people come when they are facing such issues, anticipating that they will bring difficulties. Others may already be aware of feelings of dissatisfaction in the relationship or the feeling that things could be better than they are now.
For some, there is a loss of intimacy but the commitment to understand what has happened and why things have changed. For others, there may be the feeling that the relationship has broken down – there may be a painful struggle with separation or divorce that people want help with. Loss of sexual desire and other sexual problems also bring people for counselling.
If you don’t see your particular situation in this list, this does not mean we cannot help you. The range of problems people bring is as wide as the diversity and differences that there are between people.
Morency Therapy & Consulting Rooms provide couples counselling for South Birmingham and Worcestershire, including Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Bromsgrove and Redditch.