Therapy for Relationship Difficulties

Relationships are complex and no two are ever the same. The pressures of modern life can put a huge amount of stress on us, resulting in arguments and miscommunications with those around us and this can leave us feeling angry, disappointed, rejected and lonely. 

Managing relationships in our personal, family or working lives is not always straightforward. Problems or conflicts are a natural and normal part of forming bonds and partnerships with others.  Ideally strong and lasting relationships are built upon good communication but this is not always easy and sometimes having someone to talk to outside of our relationship can be very helpful.

Do I need help with my relationship difficulties?

Relationships are complicated and however good they are, your connections with other people they can be problematic from time to time.

Maybe you keep choosing unsuitable partners, or maybe you worry you’ve made the wrong choice or that your partner’s behaviour is making you unhappy.

Are you struggling to relate to your children, or finding it hard to communicate with your family? Perhaps you are at loggerheads with your boss, or having trouble connecting with colleagues or friends.

Some common issues include:​

  • Difficulty trusting
  • Lack of confidence in meeting new people
  • Finding a partner
  • Relationship breakup, separation and divorce
  • Worries about the future and difficulties with commitment
  • Concerns about children, pregnancy and fertility
  • Sexuality/sexual performance
  • Arguments and conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Problems with communicating
  • Drifting apart with a feeling that there is no common ground anymore
  • Feelings of dissatisfaction in the relationship or with your partner
  • Recognising a repetition of unhelpful pattern from the past
  • Family conflict
  • Difficulties with parenting
  • Trouble in working relationships

If you find that you struggle with an issue within an important relationship, psychotherapy can help to work through the challenge you are facing.

Psychotherapy for relationship difficulties in London

Psychotherapy for relationship problems is likely to explore the historical patterns in your relationships and help you to gain a greater clarity about the reasons underlying your relationship difficulties, consider problems with communicating, coping with differences in relationships and may also look at the ways you manage boundaries and deal with conflict.

Talking to an experienced psychotherapist provides a safe and neutral space in which to discuss your relationship concerns and patterns of behavior, helping you to move towards developing more meaningful connections with other people.

At the same time, your relationship with your therapist is an important vehicle through which more buried patterns of relating can be experienced, thought about and understood. This process will allow you to gain greater understanding of the ways in which past emotional experience can shape how we relate in the present which will hopefully support you in  finding new ways of relating and making more positive bonds with others.

Some useful information about managing difficulties in relationships

Mental Health Foundation
A helpful article on how relationships impact on and underpin our wellbeing

Mind offer really helpful insights and suggestions to help you with your anxiety and feelings of panic

Considering starting therapy can be a difficult step to take but finding someone who is able to understand can feel like a relief.

Agata Pisula

I offer a confidential, safe and highly professional relationship in a caring and containing environment where you can discuss whatever may be troubling you and clarify areas of difficulty without fear of judgment.

Get in touch

It’s important that you feel comfortable with the therapist so please call or email me to arrange an initial brief telephone conversation. We will then meet for a consultation during which we will explore how we may work together before making a longer term commitment to ongoing therapy.


M: 07388 842 590

Chiswick and West London

Oxford House24 Oxford Road NorthLondonW4 4DH

Holborn & West End London

City Therapy Rooms, 33 Furnival Street
London EC4A 1JQ

Bloomsbury and Central London

CFP, 60 Bloomsbury St, London WC1B 3QU