Could your relationship do with a service? If so, hypnotherapy could help!
Sometimes a person will call and ask me to consider seeing their partner. They’ll tell me of his or her behaviour, explaining how very unreasonably he or she is acting and telling me that something just isn’t right with their nature.
I have often decided to see this partner, so long as he or she was aware that there is a problem to be resolved and felt ready to address it. The person who called me would then arrange it and I’d find myself meeting the person concerned.
It often has wonderful results!
Often there actually is a problem and the person in front of me would confess to issues concerning jealousy, anger, addiction, emotional unavailability or suchlike. I find this particularly true when one half of the couple concerned is on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum.
Whether they are ASD or not, the partner who comes to see me will very often, when their defences are lowered, concede that there is a problem.
We’d then work through the issues raised and the relationship would often heal as a result of our efforts.
Sometimes it would become apparent that both parties had something to resolve. Perhaps both of them would end up in therapy. Sometimes they’d go to couple’s therapy and work through things together.
Couples therapists, when they notice issues in one half of a couple, will recommend that that person goes to individual therapy. Couples therapy in addition to personal therapy for one or both partners is the best possible approach.
Perhaps this is something which would help your relationship too. It’s all too easy to let things drift, in the hope that they’ll sort themselves out. Often they simply don’t and the problems gradually erode the love between the two people until there’s no relationship left to save.
I’ve used hypnotherapy in Reading, Oxford, London, Wallingford and Thame in order to help people in all manner of ways. If you know that certain behaviours are killing your relationship, act before it becomes too late!
I also offer hypnotherapy online for relationship issues, using vsee, zoom or whatsap. Please get in touch for more details as to how this works.
What if your partner isn’t ready to change?
At other times, however, I’d do all the normal investigations and there’d be nothing. The person before me would be sad that the relationship had hit the buffers but would feel as if there was nothing more wrong with him or her than there was with the other partner.
I’d ask all the right questions but there’d be nothing out of the ordinary with their psychology or behaviours.
It might be that they were right. It might be that they were the injured party and that their partner had all the issues. It might be (and this is the most common conclusion) that they were both at fault. It might be that they were simply unable to see their own faults and so placed all of the problems at the feet of their partner.
Perhaps they were in denial. This is possible but if this was the case then we’d come up against one of the fundamental rules of psychotherapy: ‘if it’s not a problem for the client then it’s not a problem’. I’m not in the business of forcing people to confess to things which they don’t themselves feel to be true.
If they don’t want to change then that’s too bad…
At other times it’s possible that the client before me was a sociopath and thus unable to see a problem and was so suave and charming that there was little hope of establishing an honest and productive therapeutic relationship. This is, of course, extremely rare.
What if they can’t change or don’t know how?
I have a particular level of experience in working with people on the autistic spectrum. If your aspie husband is willing to work then give me a call and we’ll begin. I’ll be glad to help your relationship recover from those very real strains which asperger’s can bring.
It might be that your partner isn’t upon the autistic spectrum but that they simply have a very difficult upbringing and so are unable to manage their own feelings or to be suitably sensitive to yours.
If this is the case then I could teach them to be more aware of their own feelings. I could teach them to regulate their feelings more effectively.
I could teach them to be more effective at dealing with your feelings. People can learn to be more sensitive, more compassionate and more empathetic, both to themselves and others.
Being unable to change or not knowing how isn’t a barrier to progress. All I’d need is a willingness to change. Where there’s a will there’s a way. If your partner wishes to change but doesn’t know how, it’s my role to teach them.
Couple’s therapists commonly send me individuals because those therapists have identified the individual’s problems and have deemed them to be in need of therapy. If you’re aware that your partner needs therapy, or if your couple’s therapist has pointed to you as being in need of help, then get in touch. I’ll be more than glad to help you.
How to improve your communication…
Both sides usually share in the responsibility. Where this is the case the cure lies outside of work with me, for I’m a psychotherapist / hypnotherapist trained to deal with single clients. I’m not trained in couples therapy and this is what the relationship requires.
How to know which of these is true? Well, come and see me for yourself. I’ll be glad to help you to work through any issues we find. When you change the way you feel about things it’s entirely possible that you’ll find your partner responds differently towards you.
Communication depends upon two things. It requires the ability to empathise with a partner’s feelings and it requires the ability to understand and be able to communicate your own feelings,
My training as both psychotherapist and hypnotherapist leaves me able to help clients to become more skilled in both.
If your relationship is suffering because of your inability read your partner’s feelings or your own, hypnotherapy could help you.
It takes two to maintain a bad dynamic.
You can stop playing your part and your partner will be forced to respond differently as a result. If he or she changes his or her response as a result of your changes then the problem may be solved. Sometimes the best way to resolve an issue is to adjust your own behaviour, even if you don;t feel as if your behaviour was originally the cause of your relationship’s problems.
If they don’t then we’re closer to concluding that the problem is theirs alone or else that the relationship needs help with your working together as a couple.
If you know that there’s a problem with your relationship then you’re the best person to make some changes and hypnotherapy could help those changes happen. By working on yourself first we can begin to establish where the problem truly lies.
Get in touch to find out more!
If you live in or around Reading, Oxford, London (Holborn), Wallingford or Thame and would like some help then get in touch.
If you’d like to discuss how hypnotherapy could help your relationship to get back on track then give me a call. I’m always happy to talk with people and will point them in the right direction if what I offer isn’t the right thing.
You could call me on 07786 123736 / 01865 600970 / 01183 280284, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or else use the contact form below.
I look forward to hearing from you.