Most of us will experience both
our happiest and most distressing times in our lives as a result of our relationships with other people. Whether
those people are our partners, our children, friends or even work colleagues or neighbours, our relationships
with those around us are hugely influential on our sense of emotional wellbeing.
Coming to see a counsellor can be helpful for couples or families as it creates a neutral and
managed space where each person can explore themselves, be heard, and also hear the feelings and thoughts of the
other person. By doing this, it becomes possible to see where conflict is arising, and if appropriate and wanted
by both parties, work towards better understanding of each other and a sense of a happier future. If parties
agree to separate then counselling can help to manage the painful process of separation and enable each person
to prepare for life independently.