by Sherée Bergman
Relationship coaching is a life coaching specialization that helps people find greater fulfillment in their personal relationships. It is not a substitute or replacement for therapy provided by a licensed clinician trained to treat mental, emotional, and psychological disorders.
Relationship coaches typically have experience and training in various types of relationship dynamics, such as romantic relationships, family relationships and friendship relationships.
Relationship coaches also work with people who are not yet in a relationship. They will work with individuals who have a history of troubled relationships, with singles who have difficulty knowing what they want in a relationship, or people who just want to find a deeper connection with someone.
For couples, the coach will meet with both partners and teach communication, conflict resolution, and other coaching tools meant for couples. The key to a successful life partnership is to work together with your partner to become clear about what each person needs and wants. You can then make effective choices so that you both actually get what you want. Problems can remain unsolved for years when the skills needed to communicate effectively are not present in one party or both, resulting in unhappiness, hurt and resentment. Unsolved and unsolvable problems result in failed relationships and can be prevented or overcome with Relationship Coaching.
The client(s) need to be willing to examine and change any of the thought patterns and beliefs about themselves and others that prevent them from having the relationship experiences they want.
Sherée Bergman has been coaching and counseling people since 2007. She has worked with many kinds of people including individuals that were severely dissociative. Most of her clientele are people who just want to move past their "Glass Walls".