Couples Therapy in Southport
Clinic Address: 32104/9 Lawson St, Southport QLD 4215
Clinical Psychologist Gold Coast
BA PG Dip M Psych C Clin MAPS
Hart Centre Certified
Brendan is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and trained mediator, having specialised in marriage and relationship counselling over the last 13 years.
He has had vast experience in marriage preparation, communication training and conflict strategies. Brendan can share with you some insights into what dynamics are at work that can impede you from having the relationship you really desire.
GOLD COAST’S LEADING COUPLES COUNSELLING SPECIALISTS IN SOUTHPORT
Couples Therapy near Southport, Gold Coast
Clinic Address: 32104/9 Lawson St, Southport QLD
Our specialty is helping heal relationships in crisis in Gold Coast
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.
ABOUT THE HART CENTRE
Here at The Hart Centre, we have a fantastic group of over 155 relationship and marriage Psychologists, Counsellors, and Sex Therapists who share a passion for providing the best evidence-based marriage counselling, relationship counselling, and sex therapy in the country.
Our ever growing Gold Coast team of specialised couples’ therapists have been specifically selected to join the Hart Centre based on their unwavering empathy and their extensive knowledge and experience of couples counselling.
We understand how distressing and confusing relationship troubles feel. Our united goal at The Hart Centre is to work with you to identify the underlying causes of your relationship distress, and help you rebuild your relationship into a new and mature loving bond.
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.
THE MOST COMMON RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS
- When relationship problems arise
Nobody goes into a relationship expecting problems, but when things start going wrong, it can really impact every aspect of our lives. Many of us weren’t given great role models for healthy relationships, so most of us are trying to do our best with limited know-how on how to make our relationship the best it can be. When a relationship is struggling, people can’t feel much of the love anymore, and the connection they once loved and valued so much has waned. Others feel they don’t know themselves anymore for they have ‘lost themselves’ in the relationship. It can then be easy to fall into the trap of pushing one anothers buttons and not communicating effectively and lovingly, creating a negative cycle that is difficult to extricate yourself from.
- A devastating affair or betrayal
When a partner chooses to look beyond 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. This is an extremely difficult time, but a skilled therapist can help you navigate and work through the issues involved and gradually, with time, grow into a relationship that is even better than the one you had before.
- When neither of you are listening
Communication issues are one of the main causes of relationship discontent. Most couples find that over time their communication starts to slip and become a problem. We all want to speak and be really heard, but when you are having relationship problems, most people complain their partner is not listening. This, in turn, usually means they don’t feel inclined to listen to the other partner, which leads to a lose-lose situation where both talk and nobody listens. Learning how to express your honest thoughts and feelings in a way that your partner truly listens to is a learned skill and is crucial to leading a happy and fulfilling relationship. We can show you how this can be done in simple ways.
- Unresolved conflict leading to loss of love
Every couple has conflict, because we are two different people; but it is important to be able to resolve the conflict that comes up in a reasonable time and not let it fester away and simmer for years. Doing this leads to hidden resentments, which is the primary cause of a loss of love between you over time.
WHAT IS OUR COUNSELLING SUCCESS RATE?
While every couple’s situation is unique, we are proud to say that the feedback we receive from our clients is 93% positive, in that the therapist has assisted them to work through their issues to create a better relationship together. We know that most couples simply want to find out the cause of their relationship problems, resolve them quickly, and move on to bigger and better things, and that is what we focus on.
Under our expert guidance, you will gain a deeper understanding of your relationship and will be given options to help you become ‘unstuck’ and move towards your relationships true amazing potential.
HOW TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
To inquire or book a session with us, please phone our Gold Coast office on 07 5636 1566 or 1300 830 552 and our friendly receptionists will help you.
Appointments with Psychologists may be eligible for Medicare & Private Health Insurance Rebates.