Sometimes, admitting that your relationship needs work can be the very thing that saves it.
At The Bondi Psychologist, we understand that it can be difficult to seek out a relationship psychologist in Sydney. Some people believe that going to couples’ therapy is tantamount to admitting that a relationship is ‘broken,’ or that your marriage is headed for divorce. Unfortunately, this belief means that couples sometimes don’t seek to fix a relationship that has been strained or damaged. When left unaddressed, these issues can fester, leading to the moment where the relationship actually breaks.
In truth, seeking a relationship or marriage counselling is not an admission of defeat. On the contrary, deciding to consult a psychologist in Sydney for couples’ therapy is a pledge to fight for what you have with your spouse or significant other.
The Bondi Psychologist: Your Relationship Psychologist in Sydney
If you’re looking for relationship or marriage counselling in Eastern Suburbs Sydney, we’re here to support you at The Bondi Psychologist. We regularly help couples work through any difficulties or strains that may have developed in your relationship along the way.
Often, relationship counselling is portrayed in movies or TV shows as something confrontational, mean-spirited or sad. Our couples’ therapy sessions at The Bondi Psychologist bear no resemblance to these unflattering portrayals. On the contrary, our sessions are largely grounded around helping our clients reconnect with one another.
Indeed, when you schedule your first couples’ therapy session with our East Suburban psychologist in Sydney, we won’t just dive right into the problems. Sure, you are probably coming to us for help resolving something negative: disagreements or arguments, distrust, emotional distance, decline in sex life. However, we believe that starting a therapy process with these negative elements only leads to conversations grounded in negativity and finger-pointing.
Instead, we start at the beginning. During your first relationship or marriage counselling session, we will begin by asking you to recount the roots of your relationship. Where did you and your partner meet? What drew you to one another? How and when did you fall in love? What are your favourite qualities about the other person? Exploring these stories again helps remind our couples of the romance that brought them together, of all the happy times they have shared and of the love that still exists between them. These recollections are incredibly positive, and we use them as the foundation or springboard for more productive excavations of the things in your relationship that isn’t perfect.
Grappling with the flaws in your relationship can be difficult. However, by working with you to understand the challenges of your relationship—and helping you envision a partnership without them—we will aim to make your bond with your partner or spouse even stronger than it was before.
Bet on Your Relationship – Schedule Your First Couple’s Therapy Session Today
Seeking couple’s therapy is an immensely positive step to take. At The Bondi Psychologist, we are here when you are ready to talk. We will help you and your partner find your way back to love, trust, understanding and all the hallmarks of a functional, healthy relationship. To schedule an appointment with our psychologist in Eastern Suburbs Sydney, contact us today.