What is relational therapy?

Relational therapy is based on the principle that having authentic, meaningful and mutual relationships with others is a crucial cornerstone of emotional and mental health. The client and the therapist use their own relationship to create a supportive and empowering space where the client can explore any problems they have.

Relational therapists are dedicated to the therapeutic relationship and in sharing a client's journey with them. A relational therapist will utilise the relationship they build with a client to better understand their client's way of dealing with life in general.

Who benefits from relational therapy?

Relational therapy would benefit anyone who wants to better understand themselves, their relationships, and how their interactions with others affect their life. The quality of personal relationships can lead to loneliness, depression, anxiety and other common mental and emotional disorders.

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Last updated on October 4 2015