Powerful relationship counselling for you and your partner
Your relationship is a major part of your life but right now it’s not what you want it to be. You desperately want things to improve, and you’re willing to do the work.
In your marriage or romantic partnership, there are bound to be challenges. But when the difficulties outweigh the harmony, the impact on your mental health and emotional wellbeing as an individual can be devastating. This feeds back into your relationship and so on, leaving you and your partner trapped in an unhappy cycle that worsens if left untreated.
- Frequent arguments and anger
- Problems communicating and being heard
- Absence of romance
- Lack of respect
- Inability to move past old grievances/resentment
- Lack of sex
- Clash of values/beliefs
- Parenting disagreements.
In couples’ therapy with The Bondi Psychologist, we will start at the beginning. How did you and your partner meet? Why were you first drawn to one another? What are the qualities you admire in each other?
You may not have thought about these things for a long time. This is a powerful way to begin to reconnect with your partner.
We’ll look at the challenges you’re facing, and investigate what your marriage or partnership would look like if things were going well. We’ll start to challenge your beliefs about your relationship. Truths will begin to unfold and you will discover things about your partner as well as yourself that you were not aware of.
Some of this may be confronting, and some may be enlightening. When both of you are willing to take responsibility for your contribution, a transformation can begin.
After relationship counselling, many couples report:
- Renewed respect and tenderness
- Better sex, and more of it
- Increased self-esteem
- Respectful communication and understanding
- A sense of being heard and received
- A feeling of solidity and support – being on the same team
- Fewer arguments
- Diminished tension
- A sense of excitement about the future
- Falling back in love
- Friendship and a sense that your partner has your back
- A positive perspective towards the relationship.
Does this sound like the relationship you want? It IS achievable.
In your couples’ therapy sessions, your therapist may apply the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, which is highly effective and very well received.
Your therapist may also draw on a number of scientifically backed therapies that we use in our Bondi psychology clinic – learn more about our Therapeutic Approaches.
Need individual therapy? We offer one-on-one counselling too.