This may be carried out as a joint therapy session or on an individual one-on-one basis.
At New Vision Psychology, we understand that relationships go through peaks and valleys. Repeated arguments, loss in intimacy, anger, mistrust, fear, and resentment can creep into any marriage. This is where relationship counselling can help to restore lost intimacy, trust and reopen channels of communication.
Couples Counselling, Marriage & Relationship Counselling in Sydney
When two people spent significant time with each other, conflicts are bound to happen.
Given the significance of the role that our partners, husbands/wives and family have in our lives, this makes sense. It is completely normal for couples to disagree on opinion, values and priorities. In fact, most couples do not agree on everything and will experience a range of problems.
At New Vision Psychology, our psychologists are trained and experienced in the following areas:
- Fertility issues
- Loss of intimacy
- Sex/intimacy issues
- Coping with trauma and grief
- Extended family issues
We offer relationship counselling in an individual setting as well as a joint counselling session. Our role as mediators is to provide you and your partner with a safe and calming setting to express fears and concerns.
Signs Of An Unhealthy Marriage
Relationship stresses are highly correlated with symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem and anger. In particular, toxic relationships can cause feelings of low self-worth, insecurity, anxiety, and paranoia.
Not every couple’s issue will be the same. Some common presentations include:
- “I’m tired of all the fights.”
- “We don’t even have fights anymore.”
- “We have different goals in life.”
- “We don’t have sex anymore.”
- ”My partner doesn’t listen to me.”
- ”My partner is controlling.”
- ”I think I am picking fights with my partner all the time for no real reason.”
- ”Why won’t my partner understand how I feel?”
- ”When I think of my partner, all I see is red.”
- ”I feel distant from him/her.”
- ”We live separate lives.”
- ”We have become more like friends instead of lovers.”
- ”I hate my partner’s parents.”
If any of these thoughts or emotions are familiar to you, call us on 1300 001 778 to discuss whether relationship counselling can assist you.
Marriage Counselling For Couples
The main purpose of marriage counselling is to provide a safe and judgement-free space for you and your significant other. A neutral mediator (i.e., a trained relationship psychologist) helps you make sense of what’s going on. They are not there to judge, but rather, provide prompts through a series a questions.
Generally speaking, couples who seek out marriage counselling have a desire to overcome their differences and work together towards a happier and stronger relationship.
Recommended reading: What To Expect At Your First Couples Therapy Session
Marriage Counselling For Individuals
We understand that convincing your partner/spouse to attend marriage counselling can be difficult.
Recommended reading: How To Suggest Marriage Counselling To Your Partner
In some cases, your partner may have absolutely no interest in attending a joint session. This does not mean that you cannot access the help that you need. Give New Vision Psychology a call on 1300 001 778 to discuss whether relationship counselling can assist you.