Couple Counselling

Regain harmony and connection in your relationship with our experienced Couple Counselling Psychologists

Relationships can change from what they were in the beginning. As people and circumstances change so to do our relationships and this can be difficult and challenging to move through. If you’re asking yourself, “What ever happened to us?” then it might be an opportunity to seek some guidance from a couple’s counsellor.

We wish all relationships could deliver harmony and meet our hopes and expectations. However, this isn’t always the case. As the ‘honeymoon’ period of your relationship passes, you might find that you are constantly arguing, and not communicating in a loving and supportive way. This can spiral out of control quickly if you don’t address it and move out of the negative cycle.

Relationships play a significant role in our lives and we can become reliant on our partners to fill our internal voids. When a relationship is under stress it can cause you to feel unsettled and stressed about what the future holds.

Couples Counselling is the best option and can help you and your partner recognise the problem and the cause of your disagreements, allowing you to work together to resolve your conflicts.

Couple Counselling- The answer to resolution and renewed love & trust

As conflicts arise you might find yourself becoming more and more distant to you partner. During couples counselling we want you to get back to the positive feelings and affection you once felt for your partner. Infidelity and trust issues can also be a main reason your relationship is under pressure and seeking a couples’ counsellor to help resolve these issues is encouraged.

What issues can I discuss in a Couple’s Counselling Session?

Our goal is to listen to your problems no matter how big or small. We won’t judge your problems because you feel they are too petty or insignificant. Talking about them will help you and your partner long term. Our psychologists want to help you resolve your issues and bring your relationship back into a harmonious and loving state.

Our psychologists can assist you with the following:
  • communication problems
  • anger management
  • relationship uncertainty
  • controlling behaviour
  • recovering from an affair
  • lack of love and intimacy
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • jealousy
  • sexual problems
  • problems with parenting children and step children

Why choose A resolution Applecross Couple Counselling?

All our psychologists are trained and experienced in the area of couples counselling. We offer a compassionate and non-judgemental environment, so you can feel at ease with your decision to start couples counselling therapy.

Our experienced Couple Counselling Team

Kellie Adams
Senior Psychologist

Kellie is new to our practice in Applecross but she is gained a lot of experience working with couples and families at Relationships Australia. Kellie is passionate about her work in helping couples manage conflict, parenting and family issues.

Kellie is completing advance training in Emotion Focused therapy for couples. The distressed couples who may benefit from EFT include those where one or both partners suffer from depression, addiction, post traumatic stress disorders and chronic illness, among other disorders. EFT has proven to be a powerful approach for couples dealing with infidelity or other more traumatic incidents, both current and past.

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Megan Moosa
Senior Psychologist

Megan is a Senior Psychologist at Aresolution. Megan brings over 10 years experience providing expertise to marriages, adolescents, couples and families in private practice and government settings. Megan has experience in helping couples with conflict and communication issues, trust and intimacy issues. Megan is passionate about her work in helping couples manage conflict, parenting and family issues.

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Heidi Smith
Principal Psychologist

Heidi specialises in working with couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships such as conflict, communication, breaches of trust and intimacy issues. Heidi has helped hundreds of couples improve their relationships, manage mental health concerns for over 8 years. Registered Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. Heidi uses Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive-behavioural therapy, Gottman’s couple therapy and Emotional Focused therapy in her approach to help clients manage issues.

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Unami Magwenzi
Clinical Psychologist

Unami loves to work with couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships such as conflict, communication, breaches of trust and intimacy issues. Her approach to working with couples is communication focused. Unami’s aim is to help you build a deeper connection and understanding of yourself and your partner.

Unami has over 12 years experience in counselling and has developed her relationship and family counselling skills during her time at Relationships Australia. Unami has experience with couple conflict, trust issues, family challenges and parenting.

Unami uses Gottman Method therapy to help couples improve communication, conflict, connection and understanding.

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FAQ

Our appointments are either 50 mins or 80 minutes of face-to-face time (i.e., time you meet with your psychologist). The remainder of the session is to make notes and prepare for your next session, this ensures that our sessions start on the hour or half hour. Initial individual appointments are 50 mins and couple or family appointments are generally 80 minutes.
Everyone’s journey is different however, it generally takes about 3 sessions to establish your concerns, discuss a bit of the history of the problem and agree on how you and your therapist will work together and what you will work on. From here there are Australian Guidelines for Evidence Based Treatment for Mental Health conditions. For depression/anxiety a minimum of 6 – 14 sessions may be required, for PTSD this may be up to 24 sessions (for complex PTSD) for couple’s experiencing a lot of conflict this can be around 16-24 sessions.
In the beginning you will need see your therapist weekly to establish your therapy and build some traction. This takes a minimum of 3 sessions we recommend you book these in on your first appointment. After this, therapy needs to be paced according to your issues, the therapy style your therapist is using and even your financial considerations. Some people come fortnightly, others monthly.
Once you book an appointment its yours. We encourage you to keep your appointments to avoid delays in booking new ones and to speak with our team members about discontinuing therapy. If there is no way you can make it please call reception to reschedule.

If there is no way you can make a skype session and you need to change or cancel an appointment, please provide at least 48 hours notice otherwise there are cancellation fees.

All of our team members are registered psychologists so you are able to claim Medicare or Private Health Fund rebates (you can only claim one or the other per session). Medicare provides a rebate of either $84.80 or $124.50 back per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year provided you have a Mental Health Plan drafted by your GP and a referral letter to any psychologist. After the initial 6 sessions you need to return to your GP for a review to access the final 4 for the calendar year. Private health rebates are available provided you have cover for psychology.

We offer appointments between the hours of 9 am and 7pm Monday to Friday and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. Individual psychologist availability varies, please contact reception for more information.

Our couch, Your private space

Our private and warmly appointed rooms in Applecross provide the perfect space for you to begin your journey of self-development and start taking control of leading a more fulfilling life. We are located near Applecross Village with a private rear entry, upstairs at the back of the building.

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