Being part of a couple can be an enriching and rewarding part of life. Most of us grow up dreaming of finding that perfect other who complements ourselves, shares similar values and beliefs and offers fun, security and love.
We head into relationships full of hope of a happy ever after, however the reality is that there are usually bumps along the way. Sometimes they seem like small hiccups but sometimes they become seemingly insurmountable. With the pressures of day to day living, raising a family, holding a job, finding time for friends and family, couples can become stressed, estranged or even hostile to each other. Communication breaks down and both of you find yourselves feeling angry, alone or resentful.
When relationships break down, for whatever reason, it can feel like there is no way of recapturing that place of harmony and joy that brought you together in the first place. However, making a commitment to couples counselling is definitely a step in the right direction. If you’re located near Heidelberg, in suburbs like Preston, Ivanhoe and Greensborough, then our clinic is in the perfect location to help you.
Taking the first steps to repairing a relationship Regardless of whether you are committed to staying together, questioning whether the relationship can be salvaged or determined to separate – couples counselling is a helpful means of negotiating and communicating with each other to reduce hostility and find a way forward to a more harmonious place.
Seeing a relationship counselor at Relieve Psychologyat our Heidelberg cliniccan help you by providing an objective and safe place to discuss what is really going on in your relationship – without blaming or taking sides. By facilitating communication between the two of you we help you to understand the dynamics at play and assist you to find for a more harmonious and agreeable way forward.
Begin Couples Counselling today Depending on the circumstances – we may see both of you separately initially and then bring you together – or you may prefer to be counselled together from the get go. We have both male and female counselors available.
All consultations are confidential and you will be treated with care, empathy and respect. The location of our clinic makes it easy for patients to access from area such as Ivanhoe, Heidelberg, Greensborough and Preston. To make an appointment call (03) 8394 3891 and get some relief!
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Couples Counselling Couples therapy is for couples who are in a relationship, married or not. It is often referred to as marriage counseling. The goal of couples therapy is to improve the couples' relationship. This type of therapy can also help couples decide whether or not they should continue staying together. Although the focus of couples therapy is on the couple, there are times when the individual psychological issues of one or both parties need to be addressed. Therapy often includes sessions designed to improve problem solving, build communication skills, and identify life goals and relationship responsibilities. Other common issues include infidelity, financial problems, illness and other life changes, and anger. Depending on the level of distress in the relationship, therapy can be short term or over a period of several months. While a licensed therapist can counsel couples, marriage and family therapists specialize in relationship issues.