Relationship Counselling Gold Coast

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Relationship Counselling Gold Coast

Benowa, Mermaid Beach, Bundall, Coomera, Southport, Miami

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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.

For most of us, this current period we are going through is 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 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

  • 1. You are fighting over the same issues all the time, or having escalating fights
  • 2. You are not able to air your issues, talk about them and resolve them
  • 3. There are more and more silences between you
  • 4. You are spending less time together
  • 5. You are thinking about developing an interest with someone outside of your relationship
  • 6. You are focusing more time on the kids than each other
  • 7. You are having little or no sex

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 95 relationship Psychologists, Counsellors and Sex Therapists, 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, Susan, Christine and Ruth have been chosen because of their compassionate naturesexpertise 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.  

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,, Body and Soul,,, Australian Women’s Weekly, Essential Kids, Kidspot, The Courier Mail and more.

Appointment Details

Couples Counselling and Marriage counselling sessions are 50 mins
Cost: Ranging from $180 – $220

Private Health Insurance Rebates apply, and Medicare Rebates may apply so please ask our friendly receptionists about this.

Phone 1300 830 552 or 07 5636 1566 to enquire or make an appointment.

Our Marriage Counselling can help 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.

Need Relationship and Sex Information or Advice?

For advice on any relationship or sexual problems use our search bar at the top of the page for your topic.

If you would like to know more about the stages that relationships go through, please click here.

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 marriage 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 therapist 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 therapists 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 therapists in your area.  In each profile we include overviews of experience and qualifications, so you can feel comfortable with the skills of the therapist.

Benefits of The Hart Centre Gold Coast

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 Gold Coast, we offer the following benefits:

  • Gold Coast’s leading marriage & relationship psychologists and sex therapists
  • 5 convenient locations across the greater Gold Coast 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 – medicare and private health
  • 93% satisfaction rating from clients

Rebates Available

You may be able to receive rebates of up to 75% of your session costs.

Satisfaction Guarantee

We're proud to offer our 100% risk-free, satisfaction guarantee.

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.

Couples counselling and marriage counselling sessions are 50 minutes long.
Cost: Ranging from $180 – $220

Private health insurance rebates apply, and Medicare rebates may apply.
(Please check for details)

Here are our offices for relationship and marriage counselling on the Gold Coast:

Relationship Counselling Gold Coast