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Put an end to feeling alone and misunderstood with therapy for relating issues 

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Updated Jan 20, 2022 by Dr. Sheri Jacobson Dr Sheri Jacobson

Relationship Counselling in London

It can be easy to blame endless relationship conflict on others. We can downplay our trust issues as not important, or run from one relationship to the next, telling ourselves each time that things will be different.

But difficulties with relating keep us stuck in a negative pattern, one that is deeply entrenched and unlikely to change by itself. We are left facing endless cycles of anger, loneliness, disappointment, and shame.

How can relationship therapy help?

Research1 now shows that healthy relationships mean not just better mental and emotional health, but also improved physical health and longevity. If we want to function at our best and thrive, we need to feel connected, and like we matter. 

And the good news is that healthy relating is actually a skill that anyone can learn. Whether you attend therapy sessions alone or together, it provides a safe space to study and practice good communication, as well as experience trust and authenticity. 

The benefits of therapy for relationship issues

Benefits of working with a relationship therapist can mean you:

  • understand yourself and others better
  • relate in ways that mean you feel seen and heard
  • improve your listening and communication skills
  • put an end to codependency and self-sabotaging behaviours
  • make conflict constructive over destructive
  • feel less depressed, volatile, and anxious
  • and more comfortable and confident with being you. 

Improve your relationships - The Harley Therapy™ approach

Whether you are looking for codependency therapy, breakup counselling, or seek marriage therapy or family counselling, we can help. 

All of our registered couples counsellors and relationship psychologists are trained in top institutions, are certified in several forms of therapy, and have a minimum of seven years experience, meaning you can relax knowing you are in good hands. 

Do you offer relationship counselling near me? 

We offer relationship therapy in London, on Harley Street, in the City and at London Bridge. If you are outside of London or overseas, many of our relationship therapists also provide services over the internet. Call us now or complete our online form to book a first appointment with one of our relationship psychologists. 

What sorts of therapy help with relationship problems?

Couples therapy, marriage therapy, and systemic therapy for families and groups are all well known. But there are also many forms of individual therapy for relationship issues. These include: 

If borderline personality disorder (BPD) is the root of your relationship struggles, dialectial behaviour therapy (DBT) is also recommended. 

Why am I so bad at relationships? 

Sometimes we didn't grow up in an environment that modelled good relating. Or we experienced trauma or neglect that affected our sense of self and ability to trust. 

Or perhaps our brain is simply different, meaning relating doesn't come naturally. We could be on the autism spectrum, which means we don't read social clues easily. Or have a personality disorder. Borderline personality disorder (BPD), for example, can mean we are very emotionally sensitive and react too quickly when we feel rejected. 

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Further reading on relationship problems and counselling

  1. Holt-Lunstad J, Smith TB, Layton JB. Social relationships and mortality risk: a meta-analytic review. PLoS Med. 2010 Jul 27;7(7):e1000316. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000316. PMID: 20668659; PMCID: PMC2910600.


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