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Intimate relationships with other people reflect how we see ourselves and how we experience others.

Personal relationships are sometimes difficult to manage.

Relationships can be formed with family members, colleagues, neighbours, our partners and almost anyone with whom we have regular contact. While essential, forming and maintaining personal relationships is not always easy.

In recent years, trends in human relationships have changed. We interact and connect with others in a very different way from our ancestors. Generally, people are more independent and financially self-sufficient. Factors like these have influenced how we relate to other people and technology, too, has changed relationships.

Maintaining good relationships is not always easy

Problems within personal relationships are common and often surface in counselling and psychotherapy. Many people struggle with intimate relationships and find interacting with other people challenging.

Intimacy of any kind is difficult for some people. This is one of the many reasons social networking has become so popular.

The internet allows us to select, assess, accept or reject the people we consider bringing into our lives. The internet can create a safe distance from which we can interact with other people.

How relationship counselling in Brighton might help

Problems within personal relationships are very common and are one of the main reasons people approach counselling and psychotherapy services.

A good relationship therapist will help you understand the patterns in your relationships and help you identify and explore the underlying reasons why relationships might be problematic in your life.

Relationship therapy can also help resolve issues within all kinds of personal relationships, whether this is within a couple relationship or between friends or family members.

Facing your relationship problems

Your first appointment will help decide whether relationship therapy will be helpful in your situation. Whether an individual or a couple, therapy will provide a space to discuss your relationship concerns with an experienced therapist.

Individuals often use relationship counselling to help recognise and address problematic patterns in their relationships.

Couples find that relationship counselling (couples therapy) can be very useful in understanding and resolving issues within their relationship. Time spent with an experienced couples counsellor can help both partners in a relationship communicate.

Relationships are not straightforward and relationship problems are a common concern that people bring to therapy.

Our relationship therapists may be able to help with many types of relationship issues, for both couples and individuals.

Your Questions Answered

We have put together our answers to commonly-asked questions about counselling and psychotherapy that may be useful.

Questions about therapy answered
Couples counselling

Couples with relationship problems may feel that couples therapy is the best approach, where both partners discuss issues within their relationship.

More about counselling for couples

"I learned a lot about myself and about the relationships I make with other people. I was able to see where I was going wrong and I now make better personal choices. Thank you, again."

"I was able to confront many issues which I had so far chosen to ignore despite their negative effects on my personal relationships and happiness. I would have no hesitation in recommending (One Therapy) to anyone looking to improve their relationships and self-esteem."

My therapist was completely non-judgemental which allowed me to be totally honest in the sessions and say how I was feeling without reservation. I felt comfortable talking with him and it was a really valuable experience that I would thoroughly recommend.

Therapy helped me through a difficult time. I gained so much insight into myself and my life. My first experience of therapy was excellent. I am so grateful to One Therapy for this.

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    BN1 1HG


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