Relationship Counselling Sunshine Coast
We know you have come to us in what must be an extremely difficult time. Who looks for relationship and marriage counselling unless their relationship is in turmoil? We're truly sorry you have had to experience such distress. Relationship Counselling Sunshine Coast help.
Our relationship with our partner is often the base of our whole life. Relationship Counselling Sunshine Coast
When it’s humming along nicely, our life is in harmony. But when it’s not, there can be discord in our world. It affects our children, finances, home life, work, health and even our sleep. We help with Relationship Counselling Sunshine Coast.
At the Hart Centre, we have 18 years’ experience helping over 10,000 couples in crisis find their way back from relationship distress.
We are here to help identify the underlying causes of your relationship problems and then assist you to regain the loving commitment and support of your relationship.
Very few of us have been taught how to grow and nurture a great relationship. Most of us are doing the best we can, without understanding what needs to be done, so it’s understandable that relationship and marriage problems can sometimes appear without apparent warning.
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 relationship Psychologists and sex therapists across Australia, and our aim is to provide the most highly regarded and comprehensive marriage counselling, relationship counselling, and sex therapy, at affordable rates.
Our Sunshine Coast psychologist Sharon has been chosen because of her caring nature, knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for relationship counselling.
Relationship counselling is a specialised type of counselling and requires specialised training, so our team members undertake our initial training. We also provide annual In-House conferences on relationship methodolgies with world renowned speakers and presenters.
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
The two of you no long feel connected or close
There is cheating, affairs or infidelity
One of you has more power, or say than the other
You are in a controlling and abusive relationship
The two of you struggle to communicate or listen effectively
You feel that you are not loved by your partner
You feel taken for granted by your partner
You have your own problems from your childhood
You have issues and difficulties with parenting your children
You struggle to control your anger in a manageable way
You have sexual and intimacy issues
You or your partner are addicted to porn
You stuggle with how to integrate your step children and in-laws
The two of you want to check on your relationship before you get married
You need to learn how to deal with someone who has many Narcissistic tendencies
Our psychologists are experts helping with Relationship Counselling Sunshine Coast.
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The Hart approach to relationship counselling
The thought of seeing a relationship psychologist for the first time, can be a little scary. It’s natural to be nervous about what the psychologist might recommend. However, we pride ourselves in taking a very positive approach to our couples counselling.
We start with talking with you as individuals to understand your different perspectives, and the dynamics underlying your problems. We then work with you to create a positive action plan. This helps you to 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?
While every couple’s situation is different, 90 – 95% of our client feedback is that that our clients found counselling with our psychologists to be beneficial to their relationship. Relationship Counselling Sunshine Coast
We know that most couples want to find out the causes of their particular relationship problems, resolve them quickly, and then move onto bigger and better things. So that is what we focus on. Relationship Counselling Sunshine Coast
Our expert psychologist will guide you to a deeper understanding of your unique relationship difficulties. They will then provide options and actions to help you become “unstuck” and move toward your relationship potential.
How do I choose the best psychologist to help?
Your choice of relationship psychologist 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 our initial training. We also provide annual in-house conferences, with relationship and marriage experts from around the world.
For you to get the best results from counselling, there are two factors. Firstly, the psychologist needs to be experienced and knowledgeable in the field of relationships; and secondly, a good ‘therapeutic relationship’ should be developed between you and the psychologist. 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 the psychologist you will be seeing, we provide a profile of each one on our website, with an overview of experience and qualifications. This helps you to get to know a little about them even before you book an appointment.
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 almost universally, then they do not want to listen to their partner 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?
Our lives are busy, and with all of our day-to-day commitments it's easy to forget that our relationship is a living breathing thing that needs ongoing nurturing. We need to spend time and energy being together and fully engaging and having fun with each other.
If you have unwittingly allowed your relationship to go the wrong way, we can help to get your relationship back on track.
Unresolved conflict leads to a loss of love
Some conflict does occur in every relationship, because there are always two different people. However, it is important to resolve the conflict that comes up in a reasonable time, and not let it simmer away for years.
Unresolved conflicts lead to hidden resentments (hidden or overt). These can be a major cause of a loss of love between you..
An affair or betrayal can be devastating
When one partner chooses to look outside their relationship and have an affair with someone else, this causes a huge amount of pain for the other partner who feels betrayed.
It is an extremely difficult time, but a skilled psychologist can help you work through the issues involved. Gradually, over time, you can go on to develop 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 Sunshine Coast number 07 5636 1566 and our friendly receptionists will help you.
Couples Counselling and Marriage counselling sessions are 50 mins
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 Sunshine Coast: