Relationship counselling is most effective when both partners are committed to working through their problems and concerns together. Each partner is also responsible for their own share of the process and their own development. Common issues addressed in relationship counselling are conflict management, emotional detachment, lack of intimacy, not feeling heard, and misunderstandings.
OVERHAND KNOT COUNSELLING
Overhand Knot Relationship Counselling © is a form of couples therapy that has gained excellent results and feedback from couples. Its aim is to increase understanding between partners and to help them to see each other’s point of view. Furthermore, couples will learn new ways of communicating and resolving conflicts. The process includes eight meetings, reading materials, an exercise book and homework.
Corona pandemic? Scheduling problems? Difficulties with childcare? Long distance? Address abroad? Relationship counselling and courses are also available online and by telephone.
RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING INDIVIDUALLY
Relationship is about two people, but sometimes only one of the partners is able or willing to participate in counselling. And sometimes one of the partners wants to reflect his or her feelings and experiences on his or her own, or get help in finding options and solutions. Research shows, that if just one partner is willing to take part in relationship therapy, a couples-based approach can be substantially more effective for the relationship than traditional individual psychotherapy. Individual counselling sessions usually last 45 or 60 minutes. Online counselling is also available in English and in Finnish.
FEEDBACK FROM COUPLES
I don't have in my mind anymore the constant, burdening thought that my marriage is in crisis. When we have the occasional setback, I feel better equipped to handle it.
I learned to understand my feelings overall, to express my feelings better and to understand my partner's feelings as well as to listen better to my partner.
I have tools to deal with conflict and a broader perspective on our relationship. I'm also able to see myself and my partner more clearly and accept our differences.
The relationship has become better. We are taking each other more into account. Our life is easier and happier.