MARRIAGE & Relationship
Relationship Counselling Auckland
We know you have found us at what must be an extremely difficult time for you. No-one looks for relationship and marriage counselling unless their relationship is in turmoil. We're truly sorry you have had to experience such pain.
Our relationship with our partner often forms the foundation of our whole life. Relationship counselling Auckland.
When it’s going well, life goes well. But when it’s not, it can feel as though a dark cloud looms over everything else, affecting our children, finances, home life, work, health and even our sleep.
At the Hart Centre, we have 18 years’ experience helping over 10,000 couples in crisis find their way back from relationship distress.
Our passion is to help identify the underlying causes of your relationship problems and help you rebuild your relationship into a new and mature loving bond.
Not too many of us have been shown how to have a great relationship. Most of us are doing the best we can, without knowing what to do to make it better. So it’s understandable that relationship and marriage problems can sneak up on you.
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If you can identify some of these already in your relationship, it is wise to come and seek help so that your relationship doesn’t deteriorate further.
About our Hart Centre group
We are a group of 75 Psychologists, and our vision is to provide the most highly regarded and comprehensive marriage counselling and relationship counselling, and sex therapy in Australia and New Zealand, at rates you can afford.
In Auckland our Psychologist, Ampara has been specifically chosen because she cares about you as clients; she has her own expertise in couples counselling, and she is passionate about the importance of relationships in our lives. Relationship counselling Auckland help.
Relationship counselling is a specialised type of counselling and requires specialised training. Our psychologists all take part in both our Initial training as well as our Yearly In-House conferences specializing in Relationship Methodologies.
If you’d like to read more about us, The Hart Centre has also been featured as Relationship Experts in ABC radio, Domain.com.au, Body and Soul, News.com.au, SelfGrowth.com, Australian Women’s Weekly, Essential Kids, Kidspot, The Courier Mail and more.
Our Counselling can help with the following problems:
Not feeling connected or close anymore
Cheating, affairs and infidelity
When one of you has more power, or say than the other
Controlling and abusive relationships
Not being able to communicate or listen effectively
Feeling that you are not loved by your partner
Feeling you are being taken for granted by your partner
Your own problems that you know have come from your childhood
Issues and difficulties with how you parent your children
Handling your anger in a manageable way
Sexual and intimacy issues
Being addicted to porn
How to integrate your step children and in-laws
Checking on your relationship before you get married
Handling someone who has many Narcissistic tendencies
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The Hart approach to relationship counselling
Before coming to see a relationship psychologist for the first time, it’s natural to be nervous about what the psychologist might recommend. We pride ourselves in taking a very positive approach to our couples counselling.
We start with talking with you as individuals to gain a full understanding of each of your perspectives, and to help you understand the dynamics underlying your problems. We then work with you to create a positive action plan, so that you can feel confident that you are making real progress. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you will need more than one or two sessions, but you should see progress each session.
Read more about our approach to counselling in our relationship counselling sessions.
Some of our clinics also provide after hours and Saturday sessions for your convenience.
What is our counselling success rate?
Although every couple’s situation is different, 90-95% of the feedback we have received from our clients is that they found counselling with our psychologists beneficial to their relationship. Psychologist experts in relationship counselling Auckland.
We know that most couples want to find out the cause of their particular relationship problems, resolve them quickly, and then move onto bigger and better things. So that is what we focus on.
Under our expert guidance you will gain a deeper understanding of your unique relationship difficulties. We will give you options and actions to help you become “unstuck” and move toward your relationship potential.
How do I choose the best psychologist to help?
The choice of relationship psychologist you make is important. It can help to keep in mind that relationship, marriage and couples counselling is a very specialised field of psychology.
At The Hart Centre, we ensure that all of our specialist relationship psychologists take part in both our Initial training as well as our annual In-House conferences, where we bring in relationship and marriage experts from around the world.
For you to get the best possible results from counselling, there needs to be a combination of two elements. Firstly, the psychologist needs to be experienced and knowledgeable in the field of relationships; and secondly, a good ‘therapeutic relationship’ should be developed. This simply means that you and your partner feel supported and understood by the psychologist, and that you trust them.
To help you feel comfortable with your choice of psychologist, each of their profiles include an overview of their experience and qualifications.
Does it feel like your partner doesn’t listen to you?
Almost every person who comes in to see us feels that their partner doesn’t listen to them. And when you don't feel listened to, you don't want to listen! You are then left with a lose-lose situation of mutual withholding where neither of your are getting what you want from the relationship.
Being able to speak and have your partner listen and respond empathically is essential to a good relationship. We can show you how to overcome this stuck pattern so you are back on track and into a win-win cycle again.
Perhaps you’ve been neglecting your relationship?
Its so easy to get busy with your life and all the other commitments you have and forget that your relationship is a living breathing thing that needs ongoing nurturing. You need to spend time and energy in being together and fully engaging and having fun with each other.
If you have unwittingly allowed your relationship to deteriorate, we can help to get your relationship back on track.
Unresolved conflict leads to a loss of love
Every couple has some conflict because it contains 2 different people. However, it is important to resolve the conflict in a reasonable time and not let it go on, simmering away for years. Relationship counselling Auckland experts.
Doing this leads to hidden resentment, which can be a major cause of a loss of love between you over time.
An affair or betrayal can be devastating
When one partner chooses to look outside their relationship and develop a romantic connection with someone else, this causes a huge amount of pain for the partner whose agreement of monogamy has been betrayed.
It is an extremely difficult time, but with the help of a skilled psychologist, you can work through the issues involved and gradually, over time, grow into a better relationship than you had before.
How to book an appointment
To inquire or book a session with us, please phone 1300 830 552 and our friendly receptionists will help you.
Couples Counselling and Marriage counselling sessions are 50 mins
Cost: $175 ($190 for after-hours sessions or at any time at CBD clinics)
Private Health Insurance Rebates apply, and Medicare Rebates may apply.
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Here are our offices for relationship and marriage counselling in Auckland: