The stress and negative emotions resulting from conflictual romantic partnerships can affect your teenager in many ways, including suffering from academic problems, participating in risky sexual behaviour, and can be affected by partner violence. Teenage love is often challenging and complicated. It may leave them heartbroken with reduced self-esteem and trust issues. Teens often feel pressured to behave a certain way when they are surrounded by their peers.
Relationship counselling, also known as couples counselling or couples therapy, is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on helping people improve their romantic relationships. By working with a therapist, couples can explore issues in their relationship, work on their communication, improve interactions, and resolve conflicts.
You can be rest assured that at Skooc, you and your family are in good hands.
Relationship therapy should begin as soon as the problems get in the way of your daily life. Keep a lookout for some of the following signs of relationship troubles in your teenager:
You have trouble expressing your feelings to one another
You have one or more unsolvable disagreement
There is withdrawal, criticism, or contempt in your interactions
A stressful event has shaken your daily life
You have trouble making decisions together
You have experienced infidelity, addiction, or abuse
You want a stronger relationship
If you notice recurring instances of a few of these symptoms in your teenager, we at Skooc recommend a formal evaluation.
At Skooc, we help you better understand what you and your teenager are going through. For proper treatment, it’s recommended that a psychologist or psychiatrist perform a psychological evaluation. The mental health professional will ask you questions about your behaviour and mood. Relationship dissatisfaction must be prevalent n during the past month, as evidenced by any of the following:
Pervasive sense of unhappiness with the relationship
Thoughts of separation that are more than transitory
Perceived need for professional help for the relationship
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Next Steps and Intervention
Our team of professional psychologists at Skooc can help you and your family by providing the necessary interventions. The first few sessions will focus on their history and the problems to solve. They must be prepared to answer questions about their relationship, parents, childhood, and relationship experiences before their current one.
The therapy method is going to depend on the style of the counsellor and the therapeutic approach they use.
Emotionally-focused therapy - EFT is based on attachment theory and aims to foster healthy interdependency between members of the couple or family
Imago therapy - This form of therapy combines spiritual and behavioural techniques with Western psychological methodologies in order to assist couples in unveiling their unconscious components.
Gottman method - This aims to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
"My daughter lost 11 kgs across the Skooc program which was more than 10% of her body weight and has stayed in the healthy range of BMI since then. She now makes the right decisions regarding her foods and is aware of the effect of what she eats and her exercise on her weight.
Skooc has helped my daughter get into a great shape physically and mentally. She has lost more than 15 kgs and has improved her health metrics enough that she is no longer at risk of chronic diseases. The program worked with my daughter and me to help us understand how to correct what we were doing. Very importantly, Avi and I no longer fight over what she eats and what she does not.
My son has lost 15 kgs and I lost 10 kgs through the Skooc program. It was easily paced and did not ever restrict my child from eating anything that was essential. He had a balanced meal everyday and he and his counsellor agreed on a schedule that was easy for me to cook too. From a child who watched TV all the time and ate junk food, Ayaan is now an active child and a healthy eater who is very happy and confident with how he looks.
Manish was severely obese with a risk of contracting chronic conditions. After joining the Skooc program, he has lost over 15 Kgs and has started to exercises everyday for 45 minutes. He suffered from pain in the knees which has gone now and he is able to run and play with his friends. It has been 1 year since he started to lose weight and he is still in the process successfully losing wight and getting healthy.
Ria was teased very badly in school for being fat and would be very embarrassed about even going out. When we went to the doctor we were shocked to find out that she was very overweight and had high cholesterol. We joined Skooc and both she and I have dropped our extra weight and even after finishing the full course are able to stick with the habits we learnt at Skooc. We are both very happy with our new healthy bodies.
My son suffered from constant digestive issues and obesity. He found it very difficult to run and play due to his thighs being very fat and also he suffered from pains in his knees, hips. He also had trouble breathing after even walking a small distance. We joined Skooc because we had tried to put Jay on a diet before and it had not worked. At Skooc, he dropped 24Kgs and is now a teenager who was healthily and works out everyday. I personally dropped 16Kgs and now we are both very close to entering our ideal weight zone