32% Of People In Relationships Would Like Couples’ Therapy

A new study by the world’s largest online therapy and coaching platform has revealed that a third of people in a relationship would like to have couples’ therapy, whilst 53% find their relationship with their other half ‘stressful’ at times.
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March 31, 2011 - PRLog -- Latest research from leading online therapy and coaching service Mentaline.com has revealed the effect of relationships on people’s mental health. One in three people in a relationship admitted that they would like to take part in couples’ therapy, whilst many claimed that their relationship was ‘stressful’ at times.

www.Mentaline.com polled a sample of 1,032 people in relationships in the UK, in a bid to find out more about the effect that their relationship had on their emotional and mental wellbeing. Each person who took part in the poll was asked questions surrounding their own relationship and how they felt about it.

When asked, ‘Do you feel your relationship is stressful at times?’ over half, 53%, answered ‘yes.’ When asked to stipulate further from a multi-answer question why this was the case, the top reasons for relationships being ‘stressful’ were as follows:

•   Money – 32%
•   Arguments – 21%
•   Disagreements – 19%
•   Sex life – 17%
•   In-laws – 16%

Respondents were then asked whether or not they would like to have couples’ therapy to address issues in their relationships, to which 32% answered ‘yes.’ Of these, 22% were married and 31% were engaged. A further 39% of those who wanted couples’ therapy were co-habiting and the remaining 8% of respondents were just dating.

Mentaline.com is the world’s largest online therapy and coaching platform. Users can visit the site to access sessions with psychologists, counsellors and life coaches; each professional sets their own rates, so prices do vary, but are typically around £40-£60 per hour. There are free pre-sessions available for those wanting to try the service first.

Users have the option to search for a professional on Mentaline.com using words like “relationship problems” or “couples therapy”. Or they can use the MentaMatch solution where they write a short description of their problem where after Mentaline matches them up with up to 10 relevant professionals.

Claus Kaaber, CEO of Mentaline.com, commented on the findings:

“Many of the professionals offering their services via Mentaline.com specialise in relationship counselling and couples’ therapy. It was interesting to discover that so many feel this kind of counselling would be beneficial to their relationship, but it was surprising that engaged and co-habiting couples saw the need for it most, rather than married people.”

Andrea Lindsay, a professional on Mentaline.com, commented:

“A professional relationship therapist can provide a structured, safe environment to explore individual differences and seek solutions to problems together. They work with you to identify and discuss what is causing the difficulties between you.  They will help you find ways of relating to one another better and how you can move forward together in your own way.”

Andrea Lindsay’s profile can be seen here http://www.mentaline.com/andrealindsay/

LINK http://www.Mentaline.com


For more information, or to arrange interviews, please contact Shannon Haigh of 10 Yetis Public Relations Agency on shannon@10yetis.co.uk or 01452 348211.

Editor’s notes

Mentaline.com was founded by Jesper Buch, the millionaire behind online takeaway portal Just-Eat. The site gives users access to webcam based counselling and sessions with therapists, psychologists and life coaches.

The professionals on the site set their own rates and, as such, prices vary, but a typical session averages at about £40-£60 per hour.

Free pre-sessions are also available, lasting between 5 and 15 minutes, to those who would like to try the service before paying for a full session.
Source:Emma Kent
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