Couple Counselling

Couple Counselling

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Hope Focused Couple Counselling and Coaching

Hope Focused Couple Counselling and Coaching

Do you seem to be arguing about the same things over and over again? Or do you avoid ongoing conflicts altogether, hoping they will fix themselves? Conflict is an inevitable part of any relationship. It might be disagreements about household chores, money, parenting or how often you have sex.

So if conflict is normal then what defines a happy couple? Put simply your positive interactions need to outweigh the negative ones. I work with the Gottman method of couple counselling which is based on extensive research, and positive outcomes.

One key piece of research identified the “magic ratio” of 5 to 1. This means in stable, happy relationships, there is only one negative for every five (or more) positive interactions. So even when you have been arguing, there is also laughing, teasing and signs of affection because you have made emotional connections. You have learned to share positive feelings and actions everyday, not just every now and then.

In contrast, couples on the verge of breakup or divorce have a positive to negative ratio of 1 to 1 or less. Click here to learn more about the damaging affect of negative interactions. 

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. ~ Ronald Reagan
couple counselling

The Good News…

If you’re reading this then you are already taking a step in then right direction. Great relationships don’t just happen, they need to be cultivated. Sometimes this requires extra support from someone outside of your family, friendship circle. Relationship counselling can help you reconnect with your partner, and rekindle your love for one another. You will learn how to strengthen positive communication interactions, manage conflict, really value one another, and develop more love and intimacy.
couple counselling

The Good News…

If you’re reading this then you are already taking a step in then right direction. Great relationships don’t just happen, they need to be cultivated. Sometimes this requires extra support from someone outside of your family, friendship circle. Relationship counselling can help you reconnect with your partner, and rekindle your love for one another. You will learn how to strengthen positive communication interactions, manage conflict, really value one another, and develop more love and intimacy.

What to expect in couple counselling

In our first couple of sessions we cover the history of your relationship and identify your concerns. Sometimes this involves an online assessment for each of you, and an individual session each to help us better understand what is happening in the relationship.

This initial process takes one to two weeks (depending on your available time), and helps us establish strong goals, and a plan tailored to your needs.

* After Hours Sessions Available.

What to expect in couple counselling

In our first couple of sessions we cover the history of your relationship and identify your concerns. Sometimes this involves an online assessment for each of you, and an individual session each to help us better understand what is happening in the relationship. 

This initial process takes one to two weeks (depending on your available time), and helps us establish strong goals, and a plan tailored to your needs.

* After Hours Sessions Available.

Mindfulness Quiz: How present are you in your life?

Locations

  • GOLD COAST OFFICE:
  • 4 Lyra Court Robina QLD 4226
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  • Australia Wide

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