Experienced psychologists helping you to bring harmony and connection back to your relationships through marriage counselling.
Do you want to improve your relationship?
Do you want to reconnect with your partner?
Do you want to resolve your differences?
If you want to bring harmony and connection back to your relationship then you might want to consider the benefits of Marriage Counselling. This might even be something you have been thinking about for some time. If you are unable to move past your differences’ then it might be time to seek the expertise of a professional marriage counsellor.
Can Marriage Counselling make a difference to my relationship?
Yes, it can. Seeking outside help to resolve your differences can be the answer to your prayers. When you’re stuck facing the same problems, seeking outside help and intervention might be necessary to see you through to the other side.
Our goal is to work with you as individuals as well as together to reconnect and resolve your differences, giving you the opportunity to work through and face the challenges ahead.
We recommend you give marriage counselling a try before giving up on your relationship. It may not fix all your problems, but you can certainly reach a better understanding and be able to learn strategies to enable you to better communicate with your partner.
The best part about Marriage Counselling is that you enter into a neutral space. You can feel calm and free to voice your concerns, feelings and needs. Working with a trained Psychologist from A resolution Applecross means finding common ground and working towards resolving your ongoing issues.
How can Marriage Counselling help me?
Resolving conflict, increasing intimacy, respect and affection are just some of the key drivers for a Marriage counselling session. We want to remove any barriers and enable you both to reach a place of mutual understanding and empathy.
We can achieve this and help you through a number of techniques including:
- Building love maps (understanding of each other’s world)
- Sharing fondness and admiration
- Turning towards (as opposed to turning away from) each other
- The positive perspective (seeing your partner as a friend, not an adversary)
- Managing conflict
- Making life dreams come true
- Creating shared meaning
What type of issues are suitable for marriage or relationship counselling?
- Conflict resolution and communication
- Depression and Anxiety or other Mental Health concerns
- Anger management
- Sex difficulties
- Recovering from an affair
- Parenting (including parenting alliance, transitioning to being parents)
- And more….
What happens in Marriage Counselling session?
Once you have found the courage to seek a marriage counsellor and ask for help we then meet with you and your partner together for your first session. For the second session we meet with you both individually. These initial sessions are about understanding your personal and relationship history, the difficulties you are facing and the goals you want to achieve through the counselling process.
Both our Relationship Counselling Psychologists are approved members of the Gottman Relationship Check Up assessment service. This means they can provide you with an in-depth assessment of your relationship strengths and areas for development to assist with your relationship counselling plan.
What type of Marriage Counselling therapy do you use?
Gottman method therapy, cognitive behavioural couple therapy and interpersonal therapy will all be available to use during your marriage counselling journey.
How long are the sessions?
The first session that forms part of your assessment and goal setting is 1hr and 20 mins in duration. The next one to two intervention sessions are generally 50 minutes each. From that point, you have a choice to continue with 50 minute sessions or 1hr and 20 minute sessions.
Most couples attend between 8 and 24 hours of therapy across a 12-18 month period.
Can I get a rebate for Marriage Counselling?
There are two types of consideration for rebates including Medicare rebates and Private Health Fund rebates. If you have a diagnosed mental health condition such as anxiety or depression and your G.P accepts that interpersonal therapy is a suitable method for intervention you may receive a Medicare Rebate. Private health rebates may apply for Psychological services, but we recommend checking with your health provider first.
Why Choose A resolution Applecross Marriage Counselling?
Our Perth-based psychologists are willing and able to help you and your partner reach a solution and resolve ongoing issues in your relationship. Our relationship advice psychologists can even help you work out whether or not you want to work it out. Either way, opening communication with your partner is the key to marriage counselling and we aim to provide you with the space and guidance to help you find a resolution.
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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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