Enjoy the satisfaction of working as a Relationship Counsellor
February has been and gone, and the hearts and romance that surround Valentine’s Day are all but forgotten. Couples who went out of their way to be romantic last month are now back to their everyday life, and unfortunately, back to day-to-day problems.
All couples fight, but if the problems are too big to solve between them, they may look for a trained and professional Relationship Counsellor to help out.
What is a Relationship Counsellor?
A Relationship Counsellor acts as a Mediator between a couple, encouraging them to share and discuss their feelings and work toward a resolution. A Relationship Counsellor is not there to make judgements on who is right or wrong or to tell clients what to do. Their role is to listen and ask questions to encourage open discussions that then steer the couple in a particular direction. Ultimately the aim is to keep couples together, so a Relationship Counsellor will discuss their current feelings, try to rediscover their past feelings and attractions, find out what they each want from the relationship and identify ways to make changes.
Relationship Counsellors can also work within families, workplaces, and friendship groups.
What does a Relationship Counsellor Do?
A Relationship Counsellor will offer therapy sessions for the couple, with the aim to:
- Create an emotionally safe environment to talk.
- Encourage quality communication.
- Ensure each person gets to have their say.
- Encourage and teach listening and understanding skills.
- Open discussions about specific topics that can lead to resolutions. For example, encourage discussion on what annoys you about your partner; or what you want to change in the relationship.
- Offer suggestions and tips for moving forward.
Why relationship Counselling is a rewarding career path?
In essence, a Relationship Counsellor is there to help people fix and rebuild their relationships. There is nothing so rewarding than helping a couple re-discover their love for one another; or reuniting a family that has been broken up. Relationships are difficult, yet good relationships are something that every person craves. A Relationship Counsellor enjoys the satisfaction that comes from seeing relationships thriving, and people living happier lives, and knowing they had a part in it all.
How to become a Relationship Counsellor
TrainSmart offers courses in Counselling. Through a TrainSmart course, you can discover your strengths and weaknesses, and make decisions on what area you would like to specialise in. If you think Relationship Counselling is something you would enjoy and be good at, visit TrainSmart website for information on how to get started.