Couples Counselling

Couples Counselling

Seeking Couples Counselling?

Many relationships can reach a stage where one or both partners are finding it difficult to see a way forward. The relationship may no longer seem to be providing what the person is looking for and they may now be wondering if it is possible to bring in changes that can help improve the situation or whether the couple can remain together.

At First Step Counselling Leixlip we can assist couples to examine their relationship in depth and to make choices for the future in a supportive and understanding environment.
In many relationships there may come a time when communication breaks down and one or both partners find it difficult to resolve problems in the relationship. At times like these it may be helpful to seek couples counselling.

First Step Counselling Leixlip can help couples to:
– open up communication
– identify and break negative patterns
– restore mutual empathy
– manage expectations
– set goals

• Alcohol/substance abuse
• Communication breakdown
• Conflict
• Family of origin issues
• Financial worries
• Issues with fidelity
• Partner health
• Post-natal depression
• Post-wedding blues
• Pressures of parenting
• Pressures of work

The additional help and support of an experienced counselor can be very beneficial in facilitating couples counselling in issues of difficulty and see if these may be improved together. Couples Counselling can help to give a good understanding of each other’s family background and personal history This can be a very important part of this process in order to help understand the dynamic that may now exist in the relationship.

First Step Counselling provides a safe and relaxing environment to talk and confidentiality is assured. We work in accordance with the code of the ethics from the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP). We maintain the highest ethical and legal standards of confidentiality in accordance with the IACP.