Couples Therapy & Relationship Counselling Melbourne
Are you an individual experiencing relationship difficulties or are you a couple in a relationship that feels stuck or in crisis? If you are considering seeking the help of a counsellor to improve your relationships our practice has registered psychologists with specialist training in relationship counselling and marriage & couples therapy.
Our team of psychologists are trained in evidence-based methods that enable them to assess the root cause of relationship difficulties and assist individuals and couples to improve communication, repair trust, solidify commitment and strengthen bonds. Using a compassionate approach, our psychologists can help you to better understand your struggles and empower you with the knowledge and skills to improve your relationships with others.
For readers who want to know more about what to expect in relationship counselling, marriage counselling or couples therapy at our Melbourne practice, we have compiled the below information help you know what to expect.
Our Couples’ therapists in Melbourne will seek to work with you as a couple and an individual to improve your relationship. Seeing someone for help shows dedication in itself and a happy resolution is the aim of a relationship counsellor. Melbourne couples get the opportunity to talk openly in a safe environment to resolve underlying issues. Sometimes this involves working out together what has gone wrong, checking that both parties are committed to the relationship, and then teaching skills and tools to improve your relationship. The main aim is to heal past hurts, and focus on improving closeness and connection and intimacy.
As relationship therapists, our job is to be more than a mediator. It is to take you through a process. To make sure we’re heading in the right direction we track our progress as we go.
What you can expect in a Couples Therapy or Relationship Counselling session?
We use an range of approaches to relationship therapy in Melbourne including the following:
- Emotions Focussed Therapy (EFT): gets you to focus on the underlying core emotions, rather than the content of conflict. Helps for dealing with and healing past emotional hurts and resentments.
- John Gottman’s Evidenced-Based Principles for making happy relationships: gives you tools/skills for communication/conflict, improving intimacy and closeness.
- Overcoming sexual issues: such as lack of intimacy/desire, sexual pressure, incompatibility issues, problems with communication, etc. Sometimes individual therapy is needed at the same time.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: identifying mutual values to give common future goals, and ultimately direction in your relationship.
- Schema Therapy: identifies each person’s unique life-traps (we all have them!), which usually stem from childhood, and helps the couple to understand why they act the way they do towards one another (e.g., pushing each other’s buttons!)
The important thing to remember is that, as the research shows, the kind of treatment used is not as important as the relationship between you the couple and the couples’ counsellor in Melbourne. Considering relationship counselling in Melbourne is the first step towards a happier and healthier life. Please contact us for more information on sessions.
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Ready to Make a Change?
The decision to begin couples therapy can take a lot of courage and commitment. If you’re seeking marriage and couples therapist in Melbourne our experienced team of psychologists are ready to provide the safe space that you and your partner need to explore your challenges and work towards lasting and meaningful change in your relationship.
If you have any questions or queries about our practice and psychologists we encourage you to call 03 9052 4365 or send us an email. If you are ready to get started, you can head to our online booking page, we look forward to working with you.