Relationship Therapy – Case Study
Read Harry’s account of how relationship coaching helped him. Thanks to Harry for sharing his relationship therapy success story.
Harry – age 27
* “I so wanted to be in a loving relationship, but since my last serious relationship which ended over seven years ago I seemed to struggle to commit. A painful end to the previous relationship had scarred me in ways that I didn’t realise. It only really came to light when my current girlfriend, Annie wanted to move in, I panicked and wanted to end the relationship.
I had a plethora of emotions which I couldn’t understand, which was really odd, as Annie was lovely in every way. Plus, we just got on so well. She suggested I seek some help, and considering how much I thought of Annie, I decided it was a good idea. I went down the route of finding a relevant relationship therapist who happened to be Alix Needham. She changed my life around quite literally.
She made me see how my past experiences were still having a significant impact on my life, and she helped me to deal with them. Annie moved in six months ago and we couldn’t be happier. I would recommend relationship counselling to anyone who has relationship issues. Thanks Alix.
Alix’s Comments on Relationship Therapy
Harry’s problems stemmed from a range of issues from his childhood. His parents had gone through an acrimonious divorce when he was young, which unbeknown to any of them, had left him scarred. Added to this, the fact that his last serious relationship had caused him immense emotional turmoil, through no fault of his own, it was easy to see why he was having relationship issues.
The interesting thing here is that with Harry, as is often typical with these types of blocks, once the root of the problem has been discovered, dealing with the issues becomes much simpler. Through treatment, Harry was able to review and amend his perspective on his painful past, and emotionally detach from his childhood hurts.
During our sessions together he was able to recognise how his fear of rejection was denying his potential future happiness and he became able to move forward and commit to his partner.
Further Reading on Relationships