RELATIONSHIP & MARRIAGE COUNSELLING ADELAIDE
We are Adelaide’s leading couples counselling specialists
We know you have found us in what must be an incredibly difficult time.
People don’t look for marriage or relationship unless their relationship is in a difficult place, which can be extremely stressful.
Relationship problems can be daunting, and often effect our whole lives.
This current period we are going through is, for most of us, the most challenging time of our lives. We live with daily uncertainty about our health and our economic situation and none of us really knows how long it will go on for. As well as trying to adjust to managing children permanently at home, we are attempting to adapt to working from home as well; and have precious little of the fun activities that used to boost our spirits. So many of us are stressed, anxious, depressed and finding it hard to cope, and are reaching out for alcohol or other unhealthy coping strategies more and more.
All of this can culminate in pressure on us and our relationships, and as pressure builds, it can be difficult not to take it out on those around us.
If you are finding you are starting to get into arguments, or conversely feeling resentful but avoiding talking about things, please be proactive and reach out for help before it gets worse.
When our relationships are going well, generally life goes well. But when it’s not, it can feel as though a dark cloud looms over everything else.
We’ve spent the past 20+ years helping over 18,000 couples rediscover their happiness together after having lost their way, through effective relationship counselling.
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.
No-one enters a relationship planning on having problems. But over time, they can gradually develop, and create havoc in the rest of your life.
And this is because, largely, very few of us have been taught how to have a healthy and vibrant relationship. Also our expectations of a relationship has risen over the last 30 years as well.
Most of us are doing the best with what we know, and then researching online for further information, but when this doesn’t offer the help we need, are not sure what to do next.
About The Hart Centre
We are a group of more than 115 expert relationship Psychologists, Counsellors and Sex Therapists across Australia. Our vision is to provide the most highly regarded and comprehensive marriage counselling and relationship counselling, and sex therapy. Psychologist relationship counselling Adelaide.
In Adelaide our Psychologists and Counsellors Rose, John, Chrisi, Adrienne, Elaine, Emma, Shelley, Ros and Andrea have been specifically chosen because they care about you as clients; they have their own expertise in couples counselling, and they are passionate about the importance of relationships in our lives.
Relationship counselling is a specialised type of counselling and requires specialised training. Our therapists 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.
7 relationship warning signs
- You are fighting over the same issues all the time, or having escalating fights
- You are not able to air your issues, talk about them and resolve them
- There are more and more silences between you
- You are spending less time together
- You are thinking about developing an interest with someone outside of your relationship
- You are focusing more time on the kids than each other
- You are having little or no sex
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- Not feeling connected or close anymore
- Infidelity and cheating
- Controlling behaviour and attempts to be in control
- Emotional abuse
- Diminished intimacy and not feeling loved
- Poor methods of communication
- A loss of excitement or fulfillment
- Neglecting each other
- Your own issues from your childhood
- Differences of opinion on how you parent your children
- Handling your anger in healthy ways
- Problems in your sex life
- Pornography overuse or addiction
- Issues with a partner who is self-centred
- Checking on your relationship before you get married
- Handling someone who has many Narcissistic tendencies
The Hart approach to relationship counselling
The quality of our service to you is very important to us, as we know how important your relationship is for you in your life.
It’s natural to be nervous about coming to see a relationship therapist for the first time. We pride ourselves in taking a very positive approach to our couples counselling. Relationship Counselling Adelaide.
We take great care to really understand the problems and perspectives of each of you before giving you insight into what dynamics are at play in your relationship that you might not have realised were there.
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 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, feedback we have received from our clients is 93% 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 Adelaide 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 Adelaide.
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.
Benefits of The Hart Centre Adelaide
We pride ourselves on providing effective counselling to couples in crisis, and have been a leading psychology group for over 18+ years. We genuinely care about our clients, and are committed to continually improving.
If you’re looking for marriage counselling in Adelaide, we offer the following benefits:
- Adelaide’s leading marriage & relationship psychologists and sex therapists
- 8 convenient locations across the greater Adelaide area
- Quick and confidential booking process – book with one call
- Professional psychologists and sex therapists with an average of 15+ years experience
- Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee – rare in the counselling industry
- Specialists in marriage counselling, relationship counselling and sex therapy – not generalists
- Ongoing Hart training and development by world-class relationship experts
- Appointments available during business hours, after hours and weekends
- Rebates often available through private health
- 93% satisfaction rating from clients
THE MOST COMMON RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS
Does it feel like your partner doesn’t listen to you?
When your relationship is not travelling well, almost all couples feel that they cant communicate their feelings and be truly heard.
Even though you know that communication is important to have, it can be very difficult not to negatively bounce off each other when things are not happy between you.
And when you don’t feel heard, you usually don’t want to bother listening to your partner either. That then results in a lose-lose situation, with both of you feeling resentful.
So, it’s important to learn how to express yourself well, and also ensure that you each truly listen to each other.
In our feedback from many clients, they comment primarily that our counselling has helped them communicate far more effectively with each other, making their whole relationship seems easier, close and more loving.
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.
Perhaps you’ve been neglecting your relationship?
It can be very painful to feel a loss of love, where once there was a mutual love and support even in difficult times.
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.
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
Cost: Ranging from $150 – $195 Private Health Insurance Rebates may apply.
Here are our offices for relationship and marriage counselling Adelaide: