Relationship Counselling Wollongong
We know you have found us in what must be an incredibly difficult time.
People don't look for marriage or relationship counselling unless their relationship is in turmoil. We're very sorry you have had to experience such pain.
Relationships problems can be painful and confusing, negatively affecting the rest of your life.
When our relationships aren't going well, it can feel as though a dark cloud looms over everything else, affecting our home life, health, children, work, sleep and even our finances.
At the Hart Centre, we are proud to 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 distress and help you rebuild your relationship into a new and mature loving bond again.
Very few of us have been taught how to have a good relationship. Most of us are doing the best we know how, but lack the knowledge on how to create a better relationship.
When you are suffering from Relationship difficulties, usually you feel you have lost that loving feeling and sense of connection with your partner. Sometimes you may feel that you have lost yourself in your relationship.
As a result of these, communication problems further erode your sense of relationship happiness and contentment, making the negative override cycle very difficult to escape from.
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 expert relationship Psychologists and Sex Therapists across Australia, and our vision is to provide the most highly regarded and comprehensive marriage counselling and relationship counselling, and sex therapy, at rates you can afford.
Our Wollongong Psychologist, Joe, has been chosen because of his caring nature, knowledge, passion and experience in relationship and marriage counselling. Relationship Counselling Wollongong.
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.
Appointments with Psychologists 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
As Psychologists specializing in relationships, we are highly experienced and can help you with all kinds of relationship difficulties, including:
Not feeling connected or close anymore
Affairs - online and offline
Imbalance of power
Feeling a loss of love
Feeling taken for granted by your partner
Difficulties parenting your children
Anger management issues
Sexual and intimacy issues
Porn addiction issues
Step children and in-laws
Checking on your relationship before you get married (Pre-marriage Programs)
Handling Narcissistic people
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The Hart approach to relationship counselling
It's natural to be nervous before coming to see a relationship psychologist for the first time. We pride ourselves in taking a very positive approach to our couples counselling.
We feel it is important to really understand the problems and perspectives of each of you, and at the same time, we find that most couples are looking to find a positive action plan and way through their problems to make changes which have a positive impact and a real sense of hope for their relationship. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but you should see progress each session you attend.
Read more about our approach to counselling in our relationship counselling sessions.
Some of our clinics also provide Saturday and after hours sessions for your convenience.
What is our counselling success rate?
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.
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. Relationship Counselling Wollongong psychologists.
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. Help with Relationship Counselling Wollongong.
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 everyone who is having difficulties in their relationship, they feel that they are trying to communicate their thoughts and feelings but that their partner is not listening.
Most people then find that they, themselves don’t want to listen when they experience their partner as not wanting to listen to them, so the net effect is that neither person gets listened to, and both are frustrated.
So learning how to communicate your honest thoughts and feelings in a way that your partner does truly listen is a crucial skill for you to feel that you are in a fulfilling relationship. We can show you some simple but effective principles on how to do this with each other.
Perhaps you’ve been neglecting your relationship?
We can also assist you if you want individual help and guidance on your relationship, so you can learn what the patterns in your relationships are showing you about yourself.
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.
Unresolved conflict leads to a loss of love
Every couple has conflict because it is made up of 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.
When this happens, it leads to hidden resentments, which is the primary cause of a loss of love between you over time. Relationship Counselling Wollongong.
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 enquire or book a session with us, please phone 1300 830 552 or our Wollongong number (02) 5633 9271 and our friendly receptionists will help you.
Couples Counselling and Marriage counselling sessions are 50 mins
Cost: $170 ($185 for after-hours sessions) for relationship counselling wollongong.
Private Health Insurance Rebates apply, and Medicare Rebates may apply.
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Here are our offices for marriage and relationship counselling Wollongong: