Couples/Relationship Counselling


I have extensive experience working with individuals around relationships issues. In 2013, I  completed Couples/Relationships Training to further this knowledge and in 2015 I completed an Advanced Certificate in Couples/Relationships Trainining.

I have experience working with couples (both heterosexual and same-sex couples). 


Couples/Relationships therapy may include:

  • Affairs/Betrayal
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Communication problems
  • Jealousy
  • Infertility/health issues
  • Lack of trust
  • Redundancy/work issues.

 

I will support with the dynamics of your relationship and how you relate to each other. Being able to manage conflict and disagreements is the foundation to a good relationship. It is unrealistic that arguments can be avoided. It is normal to have disagreements in a relationship and we can work together in how to communicate the disagreements between you.


I will provide you with skills and strategies to consider how to communicate in-between disagreements to consider what happens and how to work with each other individually and together for your relationship. 

How can relationship counselling help?

  • Destructive patterns of relating can be recognised and addressed.
  • Conflict and communication can be improved.
  • New relationship skills can be learned.
  • The impact of change and loss can be examined.
  • Relationships can be more successful.

 

I request in order to benefit from couples therapy, you both agree you have a problem in your relationship, as well as wanting to working through what's going on and find a way forward.  I ask you both come to all sessions together and if one person cannot attend, this session will be re-arranged to a mutually convenient date/time. 


I normally recommend up to 8 sessions,  you may need less or more than this and will be reviewed every few sessions.  After 4 sessions, it may be beneficial to spread sessions out fortnightly/monthly to see how sessions are progressing and how things are going for you both.