MARRIAGE & RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING TOOWOOMBA
We are Toowoomba’s leading couples counselling specialists
We know you have found us in what must be an incredibly 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.
Relationships problems are often painful and confusing, and can negatively affect the rest of your life.
When our marriage or relationship is happy and easy, life goes well. But when it’s not, it can feel as though a dark cloud looms over our whole lives.
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.
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.
About The Hart Centre
We are a group of more than 150 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 in Australia.
Our Toowoomba therapist, Lee has been hand chosen because of her knowledge, caring nature and experience in relationship and marriage counselling.
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.
Appointments with therapists may be eligible for 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.
7 relationship warning signs
- You find yourselves constantly having the same arguments
- You find it difficult or scary to talk to your partner about your feelings
- You don’t talk as much as you used to, time together that used to be spent talking and laughing is now mostly spent in silence
- You spend less and less intimate time together
- You find yourself being drawn to people outside of your relationship
- You increasingly prioritize the kids over your partner
- Your sex life has all but vanished. Spontaneity and passion seem to be things of the past
Our counselling sessions
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- Controlling and verbally abusive behaviour
- Feeling like you’re not in love, or loved anymore
- Problems in managing your anger
- Loss of intimacy and affection
- Not being able to communicate or listen effectively
- All types of family problems, including inlaws
- Relationship neglect
- When the power in your relationship is imbalanced
- Issues and difficulties with how you parent your children
- Sexual problems of any kind
- Affairs and cheating
- Porn addiction issues
- Parenting step children
- Checking on your relationship before you get married
- Handling someone who has many Narcissistic tendencies
The Hart approach to relationship counselling
Our relationship therapists pride themselves on taking a very positive approach to our couples counselling.
If you’ve never been to see a relationship therapist before, you may feel a little nervous. Rest assured, feeling nervous is completely natural. Your therapist will do their best to make you feel comfortable and supported as soon you arrive for your session.
We feel it is important to take the time to really understand the problems and perspectives of each of you. Then, we move to helping you understand with compassion, the dynamics underlying your problems. With you, we create a positive action plan, so that you can feel confident that you are making positive strides.
Counselling takes time and effort from both parties, 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 therapists 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.
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 therapist to help?
The choice of relationship therapist 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 therapists 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 therapist 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 therapist, and that you trust them.
To help you make this decision, on each of our therapists’ profiles we include in-depth overviews of experience and qualifications, so you can feel comfortable with the therapist you would be seeing, before booking an appointment.
Benefits of The Hart Centre Toowoomba
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 Toowoomba, we offer the following benefits:
- Toowoomba’s leading marriage & relationship therapist
- Quick and confidential booking process – book with one call
- Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee – rare in the counselling industry
- Specialists in marriage counselling – not generalists
- Ongoing Hart training and development by world-class relationship experts
- 93% satisfaction rating from clients
THE MOST COMMON RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS
When relationship problems appear
No-on goes into a relationship planning on having problems, but when they start to go wrong, it can really impact the whole of our lives.
Many of us weren’t given a great role model for healthy relationships and this topic is not taught in schools, so most of us are trying to do our best with limited know- how on how to make our relationship better.
Most couples feel, when their relationship is struggling, that they can’t feel much of the love any more, and the connection they onced loved and valued so much, has wained. Others can feel that they have somehow lost themselves in their relationship, and don’t know who they are anymore.
And you can fall into the trap of pushing each others buttons, and not communicating in loving and effective ways, creating a negative cycle that is very difficult to extricate yourself from.
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. Re
Does it feel like your partner doesn’t listen to you?
When problems begin in your relationship, many couples find that they feel that they are trying to communicate the way they feel but that their partner is not listening.
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.
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 therapist, 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: $175 ($190 for after-hours sessions) Private Health Insurance Rebates may apply.
Here are our offices for relationship and marriage counselling Toowoomba: