Relationship / Marriage Counselling (Couples Therapy)
Research has shown that human beings have an innate need to belong. We would seek out and connect with other people through building relationships. However, unsatisfied and disconnected relationships would bring us rejection, disappointment and sadness.
The Relationship Room is conceived out of a desire to help individuals heal from the pain experienced through rejection and disappointment in their relationships and empower them to build everlasting healthy relationships throughout their lives.
At The Relationship Room, we offer counselling and coaching services not only to individuals, but also couples and families. We promise to journey together with you and your loved ones through the various challenges and disappointments in life.
At every step of your journey, we will help you heal from your pain as we search for a solution that will not only best suit your experiences, but will also empower you to move forward to where you want to be in your life, building everlasting relationships along the way.
I was all ready to quit after seven years of marriage. The endless communication breakdowns, deep seated misunderstandings and growing resentment in me has taken its toll.
I was pretty indifferent in the first couple of counselling sessions but gradually found myself opening up to the counsellor and then eventually, to the problems we faced on hand. For the first time in my marriage, I actually felt that my views were truly heard and taken into consideration without the conversation ending up in yet another ugly fight.
I attribute this to our counsellor, Theresa, whose kindness and empathy and excellent psychotherapy skills created a safe environment where we could air our grievances constructively. By the third or fourth session, I had a change in mindset and decided within myself to put in effort into the marriage to make it work.
We are a couple who has been married for almost a decade, with a young family. Challenges came as kids arrived, though they're such blessing, the demands they placed on time and the differences it raised caused frictions and arguments. Over time, these started to eat into our relationship. We were on the verge of giving up as emotions rose frequently and things do not seem to get better no matter how hard we tried.
At the suggestion of a church elder, we started going for counselling. I was sceptical at first as I have never experienced or tried counselling. We met Theresa, she is warm, attentive and neutral. These attributes put us at ease and helped us open up.
Looking back, what a blessing it has been. Six months later, we found ourselves easier with each other, able to resolve conflicts better. Specifically, we learnt to recognize and deal with patterns in our behaviours.