This Hart therapist has more than 25 years experience offering couples and individual therapy, counselling and workshops. She is an “energetic and dedicated” professional with expertise in human growth and development, with a focus on well being and the development of positive relationships.
Her ethos has always been about working to bring about positive change in people’s lives. Her sessions are designed to identify behavioural and emotional levels and to effect positive change.
Developing healthier minds creates more productive relationships and positive personal environment.
Couples usually make appointments only when the chill in their relationship has reached zero degrees. What once had been a loving relationship is now characterized by irreconcilable differences in their beliefs about financial decisions, physical intimacy, contact with relatives, and even how to load the dishwasher. They are used to hearing daily comments from each other such as:
“I can’t put up with your sporting obsession, and you’re always ignoring me!”
“I can never do anything right”
“I’m here at home all day with the kids, how would you possibly understand what that is like?”
“You are always blaming me!”
Because they have practiced their side of the argument for so long and they are so good at knowing how to attack each other’s weaknesses, persistent patterns have developed.
Change takes time and relapses will occur!
Couples often arrive believing that the therapist’s job is to “fix” their partner. Many couples are sceptical about whether therapy will work.
Each needs to understand that they are both good people; however, their patterns of communication have created a daily fencing duel. The therapy process will hopefully return you to your prior loving relationship only after you each become aware of how each contributes to this daily duel and begin to make changes. Awareness about the part that you each play in this relationship drama is essential.
Couples often arrive at the session believing that each partner will be laying out his or her “position” and the therapist will act as a referee to decide who is right. It is not a matter of one person being right or wrong, since both partners make sense from their perspective.
This Hart therapist points out to couples that the process will work if they both “are willing to try on some new ideas and own their part in it.”
By pointing out the importance of the “we” and not the “me” in their relationship, they begin to understand that both are expected to participate by making changes. This means that counselling is a joint venture to better understand the relationship rather than an adversarial one.
We’ve spent the past 20+ years helping over 18,000 couples rediscover their happiness after having lost their way, through effective relationship and marriage counselling.
Your relationship deserves a couple’s therapist who is understanding and experienced in helping couples in turmoil quickly get to the core of their issues, to begin the healing process sooner.
ABOUT THE HART CENTRE
We are a large and ever-growing collective of over 155 relationship and marriage Psychologists, Counsellors, and Sex Therapists with a united passion for providing the highest-quality evidence-based marriage counselling, relationship counselling, and sex therapy in the country.
Our Melbourne team of over 60 specialised couples’ therapists have been specifically selected to join the Hart Centre based on their empathetic nature and their expertise of the nuances of couples counselling.
We know how emotionally draining and disruptive life feels when your relationship is in crisis. We can help you overcome these difficulties and rediscover your love again; helping you understand, resolve, and move forward is where our professional expertise lies.
Couples counselling is a highly specialised field that is ever evolving. To ensure you are receiving the very latest and best care, we provide ongoing yearly professional development training to our group of Hart Certified therapists in the latest world-class relationship methodologies.
OUR THERAPISTS CAN HELP YOU IF…
You often feel unloved and distant from your partner
You or your partner has had an affair (in-person or online, physical or emotional)
You feel a power imbalance in the relationship
You or your partner are controlling
Poor communication or mismatched communication styles are impacting you
You feel you’re no longer in-love with your partner
You or your partner feels neglected or taken for granted
Childhood issues are interfering with your ability to be in a healthy relationship
You have mismatched parenting styles
If anger management issues are impacting the relationship
If you’re experiencing challenges in your sex life
If you feel you or your partner may have a porn or sex addiction
If you or your partner are exhibiting narcissistic behaviour traits
If you just want a check-up to ensure your relationship is healthy and balanced before getting married
HOW SUCCESSFUL IS OUR RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING?
A relationship in trouble is a painful experience, and we understand that our clients want to process their feelings, resolve their issues, and get back on track as quickly as possible.
Every couple is unique; however the one thing relationship turmoil has in common is that almost all of them can be managed or resolved with the help of effective counselling.
Feedback is very important to us to ensure our high standards of practice are maintained, and we are proud that over 93% of our clients have given us positive feedback, with our trained therapists having a positive effect on their relationships. Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, a rarity in the counselling industry, further shows the utmost care we have for your experience.