Relationships are central to our lives.  We need to have healthy relationships if we want to feel secure, stable and satisfied. When problems arise in the way we relate to others, or when negative patterns keep emerging in our relationships, this can have a huge impact on our mental health and well-being. Many people suffer from symptoms of depression or anxiety as a result of interpersonal issues. If you have difficulty forming or maintaining relationships with family members, friends or intimate partners, if you experience a lot of conflict in relationships, or if relationships trigger anxiety, therapy can help.

Interpersonal or relationship-based therapy is a form of individual counselling for adults that can assist in unlocking negative and unhelpful patterns, and equip you to have more satisfying connections with other people in your life. Common relationship-based issues that psychologists can help with include:

  • Trust issues or insecurity
  • Problems with intimacy
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Domestic violence
  • Emotional or financial abuse
  • Moving on after an abusive relationship
  • Understanding repeated patterns in relationships
  • Adjusting to the loss of a loved one