Specialist Couples and Relationship Counselling South Eastern & Peninsula Relationship Counselling use the Gottman Institute Method of therapy; which is based on 43 years of research and evidence as to what makes couples succeed or fail in relationships. Gottman methods can predict within 94% accuracy if a couple is likely to succeed or fail within 6 years of partnering.
Whether you are looking to deepen your relationship, recover from an affair, manage ongoing conflicts, work through financial issues, deal with family issues, external stresses on the relationship, or many other issues facing couples; Gottman therapy is designed to teach you the tools to manage these and deepen the bond and happiness in your relationship. Relationship counselling should be a positive experience for both people in the relationship and together we will learn to navigate the areas of conflict and deepen understanding and friendship. Our therapists are Level 3 Gottman trained and use Gottman Method therapy in their work. The Gottman Institute is an internationally renowned organisation dedicated to building and repairing relationships. Dr John Gottman has revolutionised the study of marriage. There are three stages of therapy:
Stage One – Assessment There are four sessions in total and before attending your first session you will have completed an online Gottman questionnaire with around 500 questions helping us to build a profile of your relationship. From this we will learn more about your areas of strength and challenge, and together establish goals. The four sessions comprises of two joint sessions and one individual session each. At the end of these sessions we will have a comprehensive profile of your relationship and at this point we will mutually agree on your goals and develop a plan to achieve these.
Stage Two – Couples Counselling Sessions focus on couples immediate needs as well as the goals the have set out in their plan. We learn about the key Gottman tools and practice using these. The goal of therapy is to enable clients to manage their relationship when they return to their normal living environments.
Stage Three – Phase Out After stage two is completed it is recommended; appointments would be arranged to check in at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months to ensure desired outcomes are on track and if any adjustments or fine tuning need to be considered.
Further information on Gottman can be found at www.gottman.com To speak with a counsellor to discuss your needs, please contact us using the contact us form, email or phone number at the bottom of the page.
Pre Marital Counselling Being married is not just about practical changes to your life, it's a life long journey of self discovery through the eyes of another; where we can choose through understanding and communication to move closer. Pre-marriage counselling helps couples to understand what they bring to the relationship from their past, how this is likely to unfold in the marriage and what the opportunities are for growth - both individually and together. South Eastern & Peninsula Relationship Counselling use the Gottman Institute Method of therapy; which is based on 43 years of research and evidence as to what makes couples succeed or fail in relationships. Gottman methods can predict within 94% accuracy if a couple is likely to succeed or fail within 6 years of partnering. Give yourself, or your loved ones the best chance at acquiring the skills needed to build a successful marriage. To speak with a counsellor to discuss your needs, please contact us using the contact us form, email or phone number at the bottom of the page.
Extended Session Couples Counselling Extended counselling sessions is an alternative to traditional therapy sessions and is becoming increasingly popular. Therapy is more condensed and focused, providing a powerful therapy format allowing couples to address there issues in a time conducive manner. To speak with a counsellor to discuss your needs, please contact us using the contact us form, email or phone number at the bottom of the page.
Online Counselling Online counselling means a therapist is available to you no matter where you are or what your circumstances are. Sessions can be booked in advance for online or telephone counselling. If you have booked a face to face session and your circumstances change, we can arrange to meet online so you don't have to miss a planned session. If your situation is critical we recommend you call Life Line 13 11 14 (24-hour crisis counselling).
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A member of The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. (Reg # 25086) ABN 42 110 756 896 Level 3 Gottman Institute Trained Therapist Affair and Infidelity Specialist Authorised Tuning in to Teens Facilitator (The University of Melbourne) Certified Rewind Hypnosis Therapist