Relationship therapy is the process of counselling the parties involved in a human relationship in an effort to recognise, and to better manage or reconcile, troublesome differences and repeating patterns of stress upon the relationship. The relationship involved may be between members of a family or a couple (see also family therapy), employees or employers in a workplace, or between a professional and a client.
Couple's therapy (or relationship therapy) is a subset of relationship therapy. It may differ from other forms of relationship therapy in various regards including its duration. Short term counselling may be between 1 to 3 sessions whereas long term couples therapy may be between 12 and 24 sessions. An exception is brief or solution focused couples therapy. In addition, counselling tends to be more 'here and now' and new coping strategies the outcome. Couples therapy is more about seemingly intractable problems with a relationship history, where emotions are the target and the agent of change..
Marriage counselling or marital therapy can refer to either or some combination of the above.
The methods may differ in other ways as well, but the differences may indicate more about the counselor/therapist's way of working than the title given to their process. Both methods also can be acquired for no charge, depending on your needs. For more information about getting the care that may be required, one should make a call to a local hospital or healthcare professional.
It doesn't matter who you are
Lots of people have an idea of what relationship therapy is and think that you only need therapy when things are bad. But therapy offers someone to talk to no matter what situation you face in your relationship. Even if your problems seem trivial, or extreme there is someone who can help.
How can Relationship Counselling help me?
It really depends what you want to get from it, but it’s rare that you will leave a therapy session with myself without feeling a change for the better. For some clients, I have transformed their relationships and their surrounding lives and for others I can help solve a specific problem and move forward with more confidence .