Relationship Counselling Melbourne
Melbourne (St Kilda Rd), Malvern, Richmond (Church St and Tanner St), Camberwell (Riversdale Rd and Woodland Ave), Hampton, Balwyn, Nunawading, East Melbourne, Frankston South, Fitzroy, Tecoma (Belgrave), Altona Meadows, Moonee Ponds, Toorak, Preston, Carlton North, Melbourne CBD, Sunbury, Berwick and Brighton
We know you have found us in what must be an emotional and overwhelming time in your life.
No-one looks for marriage and relationship counselling unless their relationship is in distress. We're very sorry you have had to experience such pain. Relationship counselling Melbourne and marriage counselling Melbourne.
Our relationship with our partner often forms the foundation of our whole life.
Often, when we have been struggling with relationship problems for some time, it can take it’s toll on the rest of our lives, dragging the life out of us.
At the Hart Centre, we are proud to have helped over 10,000 couples in distress find their way back to happiness, over 18 years’.
Not too many of us have been shown how to have a really healthy and rewarding relationship. Mostly we are just doing the best we can, but are not really sure what else to do to improve things.
It can be painful to feel you have lost that connection with the one you love most in the world. Sometimes, too, you can feel like you have also lost yourself in the relationship.
Then problems with communicating can exaggerate this, making the negative override cycle very difficult to come out of. Help with Relationship counselling Melbourne.
We are passionate about helping you to identify the underlying causes of your relationship distress and help you rebuild your relationship into a new and mature loving bond again.
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 72 Psychologists across Australia, and our vision is to provide the most highly regarded and comprehensive marriage counselling and relationship counselling, and sex therapy, with rates that are affordable.
Our Melbourne team, Karen, Sarah, Stuart, Dee, Catherine, Kaye, Anne, Joanne, Sylvia, Tony, Ann, Cheryl, Ann-Marie, Emma, Sanja, Meredith, Sue, Trish, Joanne, Vivienne, Hania and Magdalena have been chosen as members because of their caring and empathetic nature, their knowledge and expertise and their experience in relationship and marriage counselling. Expert Relationship counselling Melbourne.
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.
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.
How our Counselling can help you
Not feeling loved, close or connected anymore
Affairs - both in person and online
When one of you has more power than the other
Controlling behaviour of you or your partner
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
Anger management issues for either of you
Sexual and intimacy issues
Relationships with 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. Our Hart Psychologists take pride in taking a very positive approach to our relationship counselling.
It is important for us to really understand the problems and perspectives of each of you.
With you, we 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 just a session or two, but you should see progress with each visit. Relationship counselling Melbourne.
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?
We know that most couples want to find out the cause of their particular relationship problem, resolve them quickly, and then move onto bigger and better things, and that is what we focus on.
While every couple’s situation is different, feedback we have received from our clients is 90 – 95% have positively reported that they found counselling with our psychologists beneficial to their relationship.
Under our expert guidance, you will gain a deeper understanding of your unique relationship difficulties and are given 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 to speak, from around the world.
For you to get the best results from counselling as possible, 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 make this decision, on each of our psychologists’ profiles we include in-depth overviews of experience and qualifications, so you can feel comfortable with the psychologist you would be seeing, before booking an appointment.
Does it feel like your partner doesn’t listen to you?
Almost every couple who comes in to see us, feels that their partner doesn’t listen to them. And almost universally, then you do not want to listen to them either. So you are 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, in the way of time and energy in being together and fully engaging and having fun with each other.
If you have unwittingly allowed your relationship to go this way, we can help to get your relationship back on track. Relationship counselling Melbourne.
Unresolved conflict leads to a loss of love
Every couple has conflict because we are 2 different people, but it is important to be able to resolve the conflict that comes up in a reasonable time, and not let it go on, and simmer away for years.
Doing this leads to hidden resentments, which is the primary cause of a loss of love between you over time. Relationship counselling Melbourne.
An affair or betrayal can be devastating
When one partner chooses to look outside their relationship and develop another connection with someone, 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 or our Melbourne number (03) 9018 9567 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 the CBD)
Private Health Insurance Rebates apply, and Medicare Rebates may apply.
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