Relationship Counselling Gold Coast
Benowa, Mermaid Beach, Coomera, Southport, Miami
We know you have found us at what must be an extremely difficult time. 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. Relationship Counselling Gold Coast
Our relationship with our partner often underpins our whole life. We help with Relationship Counselling Gold Coast.
When our relationship is great, life is great. But when it’s not, the world can feel like a dark place. Our emotional pain can affect everything else - our children, finances, home life, work, health and even our sleep.
Here at the Hart Centre, we have 18 years’ experience helping over 10,000 couples in crisis work together to find their way back from relationship distress.
We work with you to help you identify the underlying causes of your relationship difficulties and then to rebuild your relationship into a new and mature loving bond.
Very few of us have been taught how to have a great relationship. Most people just do best they can, without knowing how to make it better, so it’s understandable that relationship and marriage problems can sneak up. Relationship Counselling Gold Coast.
7 signs your relationship is in trouble
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 more than 70 Psychologists, and our vision is to provide the most highly regarded and comprehensive marriage counselling, relationship counselling, and sex therapy in Australia, at rates you can afford.
At our head office, here at the Gold Coast, our team of Brendan, Elizabeth, Gale, Christine and Ruth have been chosen because of their compassionate natures, expertise and experience in couples counselling.
Relationship counselling is a specialised type of counselling and requires specialised training, so as well as initial training, we provide annual In-House conferences with world renowned speakers and presenters in relationship methodologies.
As we are all Psychologists, you may be eligible for Medicare & Private Health Insurance Rebates.
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 may be helpful for you when:
You no longer feeling connected or close together
There is cheating, affairs and infidelity (including on-line affairs)
When one of you has more power, or say than the other
You are in a controlling or abusive relationship
You have problems with communication and listening effectively
You feel unloved by your partner
You feel taken for granted by your partner
You have problems from your childhood
There are conflict and difficulties with parenting your children
You struggle to handle your anger in a manageable way
You have sexual and intimacy issues
You or your partner are addicted to porn
It is hard to integrate your step children and in-laws
You want to check on your relationship before you get married
You need to handle someone who has many Narcissistic tendencies
Our psychologists help with Relationship Counselling Gold Coast.
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The Hart approach to relationship counselling
It can be daunting to make the decision to see a relationship psychologist for the first time, and it’s quite common to be a bit anxious about what the psychologist might recommend. We pride ourselves in taking a very positive approach to our couples counselling.
We begin the process by talking with you as individuals to gain an understanding of each of your points of view. Then we help you understand the relationship dynamics underlying your problems. The next step is to 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?
Every couple is in a slightly different situation, but the feedback we have received is that 90 – 95% of our clients have found counselling with our psychologists to be beneficial to their relationship. Relationship Counselling Gold Coast
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.
With the skilled guidance of our expert psychologists, you will develop a deeper understanding of your unique relationship difficulties. You will then have options and actions to help you become “unstuck” and move toward your full relationship potential.
How do I choose the best psychologist to help?
It can be difficult to choose the right relationship counsellor for you, but it is an important first step. 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 are provided with our Initial training. We also have annual In-House conferences, featuring renowned relationship and marriage experts from around the world.
There are two important factors to enable you to get the best possible results from counselling. Firstly, the psychologist must be experienced and knowledgeable in relationship counselling; 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.
Before you book an appointment, you may like to view the profiles of the psychologists in your area. In each profile we include overviews of experience and qualifications, so you can feel comfortable with the skills of the psychologist.
Does it feel like your partner doesn’t listen to you?
Do you feel that your partner doesn't listen to you? This is common to almost every couple that comes to see us. (And then, of course, you don't want to listen to them either.) So you are left with a lose-lose situation of mutual withholding where neither of your are getting your needs met 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 achieve this, so you are back on track and into a win-win cycle again.
Perhaps you’ve been neglecting your relationship?
Life is busy, and with all the commitments you have it's easy to forget that your relationship is a living breathing thing that needs ongoing nurturing. You need to be able to spend time and energy being together, fully engaging and having fun with each other. Relationship Counselling Gold Coast help.
If you have unwittingly allowed your relationship to take a wrong turn, we can help you get your relationship back on track.
Unresolved conflict leads to a loss of love
There is some degree of conflict in every relationship. However, it is important to resolve the conflicts that arise within a reasonable time. Those that go on and simmer away for years can be highly detrimental. They can lead to hidden resentments and frustrations, and be a primary cause of a loss of love between you over time.
An affair or betrayal can be devastating
Someone who has an expectation of monogamy suffers great pain when their partner chooses to look outside the relationship for an affair.
A skilled psychologist can help at such a distressing time, working with you through the issues involved and gradually assisting your relationship to grow and improve. Many couples find their relationship becomes stronger and closer than it ever was before the affair.
How to book an appointment
To inquire or book a session with us, please phone our Gold Coast number 07 5636 1566 or 1300 830 552 and our friendly receptionists will help you with relationship counselling gold coast.
Couples counselling and marriage counselling sessions are 50 minutes long.
Cost: $170 ($185 for after-hours sessions)
Private health insurance rebates apply, and Medicare rebates may apply.
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Here are our offices for relationship and marriage counselling on the Gold Coast: