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We are Townsville’s leading couples counselling specialists

We know you have found us in what must be an overwhelming and emotional time for you.

No-one looks for relationship and marriage counselling unless they are struggling with their relationship. We’re truly sorry you have had to experience such pain, and we want to reassure you, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Most relationships develop problems of some kind over time. But they can be repaired.

Relationship and marriage problems can be painful and confusing, and often have great negative impact on most other areas of your life, including children, finances, work, health and even your sleep.

We’ve spent the last 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.

Very few of us have been taught how to have a good relationship. Most of us try our hardest to have happy, healthy relationships, but lack the knowledge and skills to do so.

About The Hart Centre

We are a group of over 150 Psychologists, Counsellors and Sex Therapists specialising in relationships, across Australia. Our goal is to give to you the most highly regarded and comprehensive marriage counselling and relationship counselling, and sex therapy, at reasonable and affordable rates. Relationship counselling Townsville.

Our Townsville Psychologist, Peter, has been chosen because of his caring natureknowledgepassion and experience in relationship and marriage counselling. 

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, and Women’s WeeklyEssential KidsKidspotThe Courier Mail and more.

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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

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  • Lack of intimacy couples therapy townsville
  • Cheating and affairs – both online and offline
  • When one of you has more power, or say than the other
  • Controlling behaviour
  • Not being able to communicate or listen effectively
  • Feeling that you have fallen out of love with each other
  • Relationship neglect and feeling taken-for-granted
  • Problems from your childhood
  • Problems and difference with parenting your children
  • Managing your anger in a healthy way
  • Sexual and intimacy issues
  • Porn and sex addiction marriage counselling townsville
  • All forms of family problems
  • Pre-marriage programs
  • Handling people with Narcissistic tendencies

Our unique approach to couples counselling

Before coming to see a relationship psychologist for the first time, it’s natural to be nervous about what the psychologist might recommend. We pride ourselves in taking a very positive approach to our couples counselling.

Our aim is to really understand the problems and perspectives of each of you.  We find that most couples are looking to find a positive action plan and way through their problems.  We help you to make changes which have a positive impact and bring a real sense of hope for your relationship. couples therapy townsville

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 happens in a counselling session?

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What is our marriage 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. Help for marriage counselling Townsville.

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.

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 Townsville

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 Townsville, we offer the following benefits:

  • Townsville’s leading marriage & relationship psychologists and sex therapists
  • 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
  • Flexible appointments available
  • Rebates often available – medicare and private health
  • 93% satisfaction rating from clients



Almost every couple who comes in to see us, feels that their partner doesn’t listen to them. And almost universally when you feel ignored, you usually don’t want to listen to your partner either, 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 ways to do this with each other.

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. Help for relationship counselling Townsville.

Perhaps you’ve been neglecting your relationship?

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. If you have unwittingly allowed your relationship to go this way, we can help to get your relationship back on track.

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. rela

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 Queensland number on (07) 5636 1566 and our friendly receptionists will help you. Couples Counselling and Marriage counselling sessions are 50 mins
Cost: $120-$275. Private Health Insurance Rebates apply, and Medicare Rebates may apply.

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