RELATIONSHIP & MARRIAGE COUNSELLING WOLLONGONG
We are Wollongong’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 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.
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.
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.
About The Hart Centre
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.
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
- Affairs – online and offline
- Imbalance of power
- Controlling behaviour
- Poor communication
- Feeling a loss of love
- Feeling taken for granted by your partner
- Relationship neglect
- 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
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 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 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.
Benefits of The Hart Centre Wollongong
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 Wollongong, we offer the following benefits:
- Wollongong’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
- 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?
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.
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.
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.
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: $180 ($195 for after-hours sessions) Private Health Insurance Rebates apply, and Medicare Rebates may apply.
Here are our offices for relationship and marriage counselling Wollongong: