Counselling in Melbourne is a highly regarded counselling service provider specialising in individual relationships, marriage and couples counselling in Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs. Our team of expert psychologists focus on resolving and nurturing the vulnerable relationship between couples and individuals.
Relationship problems might occur between a married couple, work colleagues, within and between families and friends. Issues may arise from conflict, confusion in having mixed feelings, strain from outside forces, mistrust, dishonesty, infidelity, lack of respect, shyness, grief, loss of attraction, having different values and priorities, finding a suitable partner, and experiencing unhelpful patterns, such as tending to get involved in unsupportive relationships as well as many other worries.
Stress from relationship issues can create feelings of being trapped, insecurity, loneliness, sadness, frustration, anger, confusion, helplessness, insomnia and grief, misunderstanding, not feeling appreciated, having trouble communicating, bottling frustrations, losing sight of the positives in the relationship, lack of self-esteem, or suffering from mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
Seeking Relationship Counselling?
While often heartbreaking, sometimes relationships do end. Relationship counselling at this point can offer a safe environment to mediate individual concerns and to negate misunderstandings, particularly if there are children involved.
Making the decision to seek relationship counselling often isn’t easy. Understandably you and your partner may have lots of questions and perhaps even uncertainty about whether relationship counselling can help resolve or assist you to understand the complex issues of your relationship.
Even having one relationship session could be the circuit breaker needed to continue having civil discussions with each in the effort to resolve individual grievances and differences.
Counselling in Melbourne’s clinical psychologists, general psychologists and counsellors can help ease your relationship problems as conflicts arise. Our individual and couple relationship counselling also extends to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) community.
Our team at Counselling in Melbourne will respect and support what is important to you with all discussions being treated with the strictest confidentiality.
We strive to break down barriers so we can identify the core issues and begin to utilise our approaches, treatments and therapies to begin the process of healing. If couples can support and care for each other, stand together as a team and work through and recover from life problems, the outcome can strengthen your relationship.
Your psychologist in Melbourne will provide a safe environment for couples to share your troubles, explore options, discuss strategies, develop a plan, build support and elicit clarity to strengthen your relationship. A consultation with your relationship or couple’s counsellor in Melbourne will help you and your partner develop skills to manage your relationship harmoniously.
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Marriage or Couples Counselling Can Resolve Strains in Relationships
Counselling provides a confidential and secure environment to discuss any challenges you are experiencing in your relationship. We can help you effectively identify relationship issues, design a strategy to try and resolve those underlying issues to ensure a better sense of clarity you both deserve.
There is a lot we can do to learn about how to manage and understand individual and couple’s relationship issues. We may need to adapt or evolve our relationship strategies so we become more resilient and resourceful to cope with the many varied and diverse challenges that arise during the lifetime of any relationship.
If you are feeling stressed in your relationship, it is a good idea to talk to a relationship counsellor to see what might be underpinning your sense of being overloaded or overwhelmed and to seek an outcome that will help you feel greater peace and well-being.
Counselling in Melbourne relationship counselling provides a caring and safe non-judgmental environment. Our relationship and marriage counsellors and psychologists utilise core evidence-based therapies such as; Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness strategies and Assertiveness training may help to:
- Explore mixed feelings
- Provide clarity and acknowledgement
- Teach effective communication strategies
- Alleviate distress
- Support more positive thinking
If a relationship is ever abusive and violent, in addition to counselling we immediately recommend seeking the support of an appropriate service such as the Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria (1800 015 188).