For couples, the key resource is a structured and safe way to talk about issues. Other outcomes vary from client to client but include better self understanding and acceptance, an increased sense of peace and personal power, and practical tools to change self-destructive behaviours.
A lot of clients noticed a significant change in their home and work environments. It is not uncommon for people to get promoted or find themselves a lot more effective in their work environments.
How long before I can get an appointment?
That depends on your personal availability. Late and early appointments tend to be more sought after. If you are flexible, most counsellors can often see you within a couple of days. If you want the last appointment of the day it may take a fortnight to a month.
What will it cost?
Counsellors' rates vary between $150 per hour. Typically couples sessions are 1.5 hours long.
How long will it take?
To bring about any lasting lifestyle change, be it exercise, diet, budgeting or relating in new and loving ways, requires different behaviour over a period of 6 - 9 months. You will often start to see benefits within a month but to rewire the brain takes that longer period of time. Counselling support can be an important part of supporting that lasting change.
Is it possible to fall in love again with your partner?
Steven tackles this question within a 3 minute time limit.
Do you work with families?
Ask your particular counsellor if this is something they do - we mostly do Deirdre is currently our most experienced family worker.
What if my partner doesn't want to come?
It is normal in a relationship that one person is more reluctant to attend counselling than the other. It is important to realise that you cannot force your partner to attend. Some things that may help are a direct request to attend for your sake, e.g. "I know you are not keen to attend counselling, or don't think we need counselling I would really appreciate it if you would attend one session with me for my sake." If there is a particular problem and they are resistant to counselling, ask them, "How do you think we could resolve this?" Agree to try their plan and ask them to support your plan of counselling as well. Get a couple of therapist profiles and ask them which person they would prefer to see. Guys in particular are much more likely to commit to one trial session to test out the therapist and frankly, I think its a pretty good approach. What is unlikely to work is getting mad and threatening them, saying, "You need to get help", etc.
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