Clinical Psychologists
Sydney CBD, Wynyard

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Marriage Counselling and Relationship Counselling in Sydney CBD

Couples Counselling

Every relationship goes through ups and downs but it is important to address problems and unhelpful patterns in your relationship as quickly as possible. Coming to a couples therapist can help when your difficulties seem overwhelming or you are unable to resolve the issues alone.

Research says that most couples wait on average 7 years before seeking help. However, ignoring problems and failing to create understanding between you and your partner can not only reduce good will and permanently damage your relationship; it can affect your self-esteem, mood and daily performance.

Couples can experience a wide range of issues including problems with: intimacy, conflict and communication difficulty, sexuality, loss of trust, financial stress, division of labour, time allocation, in-laws, and parenting. Couples can reach a crisis point of conflict or, can simply reach a point where they feel they have grown apart.

Specialist relationship counselling will help you make relationship decisions and resolve ongoing conflicts by uncovering unhelpful beliefs, expectations, patterns of communication and behaviour within the relationship.

Whether you ultimately decide to stay together, or agree to separate, specialist couples counselling can help you identify and avoid repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour, contributing to better relationships in the future.

Read more about our approach on our Specialist Couples Clinic page.

Individual Relationship Therapy and Help for Break Ups

Our relationships are one of the most important areas of our lives. Our relationships can give us the greatest of joys when things are going well but also the greatest suffering when we run into problems in our relationships or break-up.

Psychological therapy will help you make relationship decisions - to leave, stay or commit to a particular relationship. It will also help you uncover unhelpful beliefs that might be negatively impacting your relationships and improve your relationship skills.

Therapy can teach new ways to interpret your partner's actions; communicate your needs and feelings; set better boundaries and behave more helpfully in your relationship. You can change problematic conflict patterns and learn how to deal constructively with future difficulties.

If you have recently experienced a break-up, psychological therapy will help you recover from your distress, and process your relationship and break-up experience in a way that will enhance your self-esteem and positively impact future relationships.

Relationship difficulties are not limited to romantic relationships. Psychological therapy can also help you if you are finding that you are unhappily single; disappointed by friends; having difficulty or conflict with members of your family; or you feel bullied or unhappy with a working relationship.

Relationship therapy can help with:
Relationship staleness or dissatisfaction, loss of loving feelings.
Conflict and communication breakdown.
Jealousy and mistrust.
Problems with commitment.
Infidelity / affairs - including difficulties with guilt or confusion; to help re-establish the relationship; or assist a peaceful relationship end.
Unresolvable differences - e.g. in parenting, financial attitudes, time, ambitions, interests, personal styles, attitudes regarding the division of labour etc.
Emotional baggage - when previous relationship experiences effect a current relationship.
Milestones - adjusting to changes including getting married (pre-marital counselling), having children, retirement or divorce.
Breakups - to help with painful emotions and moving on.
Work relationship difficulties.
Family conflict and difficulties.
Difficulties finding or keeping fulfilling friendships.

Relationship therapy can help with:
Relationship staleness or dissatisfaction, loss of loving feelings.
Conflict and communication breakdown.
Jealousy and mistrust.
Problems with commitment.
Infidelity / affairs - including difficulties with guilt or confusion; to help re-establish the relationship; or assist a peaceful relationship end.
Unresolvable differences - e.g. in parenting, financial attitudes, time, ambitions, interests, personal styles, attitudes regarding the division of labour etc.
Emotional baggage - when previous relationship experiences effect a current relationship.
Milestones - adjusting to changes including getting married (pre-marital counselling), having children, retirement or divorce.
Breakups - to help with painful emotions and moving on.
Work relationship difficulties.
Family conflict and difficulties.
Difficulties finding or keeping fulfilling friendships.

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