Relationships = Love + Happiness …. Or Do they?

A healthy relationship has the potential of making you feel loved; cared for; valued; cherished; happy; uplifted; energised; excited; and elated.  However not all relationships generate these feelings, some can leave us feeling:

  • Anxious.
  • Criticised.
  • Depressed.
  • Emotional distressed.
  • Emotionally drained.
  • Judged.
  • Low mood.
  • Low in self confidence.
  • Low in self esteem.
  • Overwhelmed.
  • Unhappy.
  • Unsettled.

All of these are uncomfortable feelings.  If you are left feeling them most of the time in your relationship then you may just need to stop, take a step back and reflect on your relationship and how healthy it actually is.

Your feelings are your compass in life – they are there to guide you towards the right direction and tell you whether you are “on track”.  If you are feeling unsettled or uncomfortable due to any of the above listed feelings then your compass is telling you that you have come “off track”.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can help you get back “on track”.  The therapy sessions will:

  • Provide you with clarity, focus and direction about your relationship.
  • Help give you insight as to where these uncomfortable feelings come from.
  • Clarify whether these uncomfortable feelings are specifically generated by the other person or due to overthinking / overanalysing on your part.
  • Alleviate any stress / anxiety related to the relationship to allow you to be present; non judgemental; and mindful.
  • Give you positive strategies to address any uncomfortable feelings allowing you to move forward.

It is never easy to acknowledge and accept that something might not be right in our relationship.  I understand this and appreciate how difficult it can be.  To make this process a little less daunting, your first session is not a therapy session but instead a consultation which is an informal chat allowing you to:

  • Speak about your relationship concerns in a confidential, non judgemental and safe environment.
  • Ask any questions.
  • Clear any doubts about therapy.
  • Find out more about the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy approach that I use.
  • Most importantly, to meet me and see if you actually like me and would like to have me as your therapist!

Please feel free to drop me a message if you experience the same issues in your relationship.