The need to feel deeply connected to another person is a basic biological need for all humans. Couple Therapy can help you and your partner to find safe and meaningful ways to reconnect with each other and to support each others' growth. Having a healthy intimate relationship also enhances your emotional wellbeing.
The problems in a couple's relationship can be long-standing or brought on by a crisis or drastic change in life circumstances that may cause strain on the relationship.
Here are some common issues that can be addressed by couples therapy:
Emotional distancing between couples. This includes less communication and conversations are no longer meaningful, or couples giving less attention to their relationship.
Frequent arguments that go unresolved.
Lack of intimacy in the relationship
Broken Trust due to an affair or infidelity, or other issues such as gambling, addictions leading to erosion of trust between couples.
You and your partner have decided to tie the knot, ready to plunge into a committed relationship. As you prepare for this big step in your relationship you are wondering about the longevity of your marriage. Premarital counselling prepares couples for marriage and the challenges that come with it; ensuring that you and your partner continue to have a healthy and strong relationship. Research shows that couples who get premarital counselling have better marriage satisfaction, and reduced rates of divorce compared to couples who do not. Premarital counselling can help couples to develop healthy communication and conflict management skills, plan for their future together, and provides an opportunity to address possible issues that may lead to divorce or dissatisfaction in the marriage.
Benefits of Couples Counselling
Help partners recognise unhealthy relationship patterns
Manage conflicts better and learn ways to repair the relationship when there are ruptures
Stronger feelings of connection with each other
Improved emotional well-being for the couple
Learn new and healthy ways to communicate with each other
Reduced stress for the couple and the family
Rebuilding trust in the relationship.
Working with me
My approach to couple therapy
I believe in taking an approach that is experiential, helps couples to feel emotionally connected with each other and find ways to keep nurturing that bond. This ensures couples can achieve long-term benefits by getting to the core of their relationship distress.
I mainly use an approach called Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, which relies on emotional processing to help couples express their most vulnerable needs to each other.
This is an evidence-based couple therapy approach that is shown to be highly effective with about a 75% success rate.
If you would like to know more about Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and how it works, read my blog here: What is EFT & how would it help your relationship?
Couples Counselling at Lotus Bloom
Couple therapy appointments are available at Seven Hills, NSW (easy access for people in the Hills and Western Sydney areas).
Online sessions are also available for couples who cannot access sessions in person.
Initial Couple therapy sessions $220 (90 minutes)
Subsequent couple therapy sessions $180 (60 minutes)
*(after-hours and weekend appointments incur an extra $20 surcharge).
The number of couple therapy sessions required depends on your unique circumstances and issues. I offer a free
15-minute phone consultation prior to the first session so that you can get to know me or ask me any questions.
How to book your appointment?
You can book your appointment online on our client portal by clicking the book now button below.
Alternatively, contact me during business hours.
If you are experiencing violence in your relationship, couples counselling may not be appropriate. You can give me a call to discuss further if required.
Please note that I do not respond to crisis calls. If you are in a crisis and need immediate support refer to one of the 24-hour hotline numbers below:
If in immediate emergency call 000
Life Line: 13 11 14
Domestic Violence hotline: 1800 737 732
MensLine: 1300 78 99 78