In many business and medical arenas, skype meetings and consultations have become the norm for many people, allowing us to meet and talk with people just as effectively as we would with them in the same room, and without the time and effort of travelling, and the hassle of finding a carpark.
In the same way, Skype sessions are becoming increasingly popular with many couples who want relationship counselling, but are short on time, or perhaps prefer a relationship therapist who doesn’t practice near them.
Just as effective as Face to face sessions
Online/Skype counselling is a fast-growing area of our practice, and having run many hundreds of these types of skype sessions, we have found that they are equally as effective as face-to-face counselling
Is Online/Skype relationship counselling for you?
Online/Skype relationship counselling may be right for you if:
You and your partner are short on time and want to economise on the total time spent in and travelling to and from your sessions
You like the look and feel of a relationship psychologist who doesn’t practice anywhere near where you live or work
You have children and don’t want the hassle of finding a babysitter for them for your sessions
You want to stay in the comfort of your own home while working on your relationship – in effect we come to you
You want to avoid unnecessary travelling
You live in an area where there are no good relationship therapists
You feel more comfortable talking about your private relationship matters in the privacy of your own home
Advantages of Online/Skype sessions:
– Online sessions allow you to choose your absolute best choice and most appropriate Psychologist for your particular issues, no matter where you live
– It is often easier to co-ordinate both you and your partner’s schedules if you are having your session at home.
– Often after-hours appointments are available
– You have the convenience of talking at home, which also saves you travel time.
– You can more easily manage your children rather than having to organize a babysitter.
– The most important consideration is that you need to be mindful that your room has privacy. Most people find that this is not difficult to manage. If you have children, make sure you have set them up in another room with things to keep them happy.
– When you are preparing for your couple’s session, make sure you sit side by side on a sofa or have your individual chairs set close together, then set up your computer screen so that both of you are visible on the screen at the same time.
– You will also need to set up skype on your computer. This is a very easy process which only takes a minute or two.
– It can also be helpful to ask your Psychologist for their phone number and also give them yours, at the beginning of the session, so on the very odd occasion that the connect drops out briefly, you have a way to stay in contact. This does not happen often, but it is best to be prepared.
We have numerous psychologists who offer online relationship counselling in addition to face to face counselling sessions, and as our relationship therapists are psychologists, if either of you have other personal mental health concerns, we can help with those too.
Here are our psychologists who offer relationship counselling online. We trust you will find the one who best suits you.
Christine offers online counselling through Skype. Christine is a registered psychologist with 15 years of diverse experience in private practice as well as psychology consulting to the private sector in Australia, USA and UK. Christine is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
A published Author of the book ‘BE by Design: How I BE Is Up to Me’, certified HeartMath coach, craniosacral therapist, somatic prenatal and birth therapist and accredited NLP trainer, Christine is passionate about, and dedicated to working alongside couples and families to embrace the best version of themselves. She achieves this through the use of compassionate and empowering psychological solutions that are practical, easy to implement, and make a difference to people’s lives. Christine completed a PhD at Bond University, specialising in building secure attachment within relationships.
Christine draws upon a wide range of approaches in her counselling sessions, including: (i) enhanced bonding and attachment therapy for couples, families and individuals who want to create accountable and loving relationships; (ii) mindfulness to live in the present free of old conditioning, patterns, negative & unhelpful beliefs, stress, anxiety and depression; (iii) Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to address issues relating to self-esteem, self-worth and communication challenges; (iv) Positive Psychology; and (v) conscious parenting techniques for parents wanting to create healthy and unconditionally loving relationships with their children.
Ruth provides relationship counselling in Brisbane. Ruth’s experience as a registered psychologist incorporates a broad range of human resource, organisational development and health services to both the public and private sectors. Her established practice of psychology promotes growth in the face of adversity through relationship transformation, building resilience to stress, managing marital distress, anxiety and feelings of depression. Ruth’s interest in relationship counselling stimulates her involvement in associated professional development activities, thereby enhancing her practice of psychology when working with couples.
Ruth believes the most important ingredient of any relationship is a shared sense of trust. Trust is the foundation for reliability, dependability, honesty, good faith and intimacy. Her approach to couples counselling explores how to transform impasses in relationships into opportunities for insight, inspiration and growth. Are you being the best you can be?
In addition to appointments for Relationship Counselling & Marriage Counselling, Ruth is also available for Pre-Marriage Counselling, Anger Management, Porn Addiction Counselling, Narcissism Counselling, and Phone and Skype Counselling.
Leanne has been a registered psychologist since 2009. She specialises in relationship counselling, and also has experience working with a vast array of issues, ranging from addiction, anxiety and depression to trauma and eating disorders. She enjoys working with adults as well as children. Leanne firmly believes that what happens within a relationship can impact more than just the couple, as such it is important to put in that effort to make positive and loving change. Leanne also sees clients who are experiencing sexual difficulties, including low libido, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
Leanne’s focus is on allowing the individual and couple to express their needs in a safe and nurturing environment. Her method of counselling includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing, often integrating the three to achieve the best outcome based on individual needs.
When working with couples Leanne likes to consider the whole family environment, and will occasionally see the couple individually to work on issues that are presenting within the relationship. This allows for total openness and a space to learn more about your own behaviours without feeling judged or criticised. The aim of relationship counselling is to open communication so as to nurture the relationship and get reacquainted with each other, to find out what our partner needs, and sometimes to also discover exactly what it is that you need.
BA, MA, Post Grad App Psych, M Psych, M Crim, MAPS,
Hart Centre Certified
Catherine feels it is a privilege to be a psychologist and support people during important and challenging times in their lives. She finds the richness of the connection that she shares with clients extremely rewarding. It’s a pleasure seeing people grow and develop.
Most of the people she sees as a psychologist are struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship issues. Often if you are having difficulties in one of these areas, you may also experience problems on another of these areas as well. This is because these problems are usually related, often resulting from past traumatic or painful events in your life.
Regardless of how much pain you are in and how troubled your relationship is, as your couples counsellor, Catherine is committed to helping you improve your relationship. Couples therapy with Catherine goes beyond “damage control”, she will help you grow as individuals as well as a couple.
If you are like most couples that come to see Catherine for couples or marriage counselling, you can most likely relate to some of the following: you are not communicating effectively, left feeling frustrated and distressed; trust has vanished from your relationship; stress due to children, work, finances, family pressures or illness is damaging your relationship; one or both of you have contemplated or threatened to leave the relationship; you or your partner has had an affair and you are either reeling in feelings of betrayal, riddled with guilt for what you have done, and/or unsure of how and if you can repair the damage; sexual difficulties like mismatched libidos or erectile dysfunction make you feel unwanted, inadequate and disconnected; one or both of you has had a difficult personal history that makes your relationship dynamic more challenging (e.g. childhood trauma, difficult relationships, depression, anxiety, addiction issues, or mental illness).
Catherine is also available for appointments for Pre-Marriage Counselling, Narcissism, Anger Management, Porn Addiction, and is available for phone and skype appointments.
Catherine has learned that regardless of how stuck and discouraged you feel, there is always a way to overcome your problems. As a counselling psychologist, she provides a unique balance of intellectual and analytical understanding with a deep capacity for empathy. As a result of growing up in Switzerland and studying in Germany, she also is able to do therapy in German.
Gabriela is an experienced psychologist with special interest in explorative psychotherapies. She is committed to assist families and couples to develop a respectful and positive relationship, as she believes that a healthy relationship is vital to our sense of wellbeing.
Gabriela integrates therapeutic modalities depending on the needs of her clients, and the necessity of the therapy process. Her work is supported by 9 year’s work in the public and private sector.
Gabriela works with clients with narcissism issues, same sex couselling, pre marriage couselling and families. She has a special interest in treating pre/post -natal depression and eating disorders.
Andrea is passionate about marriage counselling. She is a Registered Psychologist with experience in treating a wide range of difficulties affecting individuals, couples and families. With a special interest in close relationships, Andrea is passionate about supporting couples through many of the challenges and opportunities they may experience.
Andrea is experienced in providing counselling and interventions to both individuals and couples across a number of issues including the following: Couples/relationship and marriage counselling, anger management counselling, pre-marriage counselling, sexuality and sex therapy, narcissism, all areas of mental illness, abuse, trauma and grief, and addictions.
Andrea believes in providing a safe and respectful environment for both opposite and same sex couples, at any stage of their relationship. In order for positive and healthy outcomes to be achieved for each individual, she assists couples to build on their strengths and improve their skills in listening, communication and connection. Andrea is friendly, professional and takes care to ensure counselling services are tailored to the needs of her clients.
Sessions are available face to face, over the telephone or Skype depending on your preferences.
B Soc Sci (Psych), B Soc Sci (Hons), Post Grad Dip Psych, Grad Dip Systemic Therapy, H Dip Ed.
Hart Centre Certified
Beverley’s speciality is relationship counselling in Sydney, due to her special focus and interest in relationships. She has done extensive training in this area both locally and overseas.
Beverley offers a safe and confidential space where relationships and patterns of behaviour can be gently explored. Beverley is an experienced relationships counsellor, with same sex, gay or heterosexual relationships. She is familiar with the dynamics of families, inlaws and stepfamilies. If during therapy one or both of you discover that the emotional switch has been turned off and the decision is taken to separate, therapy can help sort out this process especially when there are children involved.
Beverley specialises in relationship counselling and can also provide infertility counselling. When an individual or couple have been diagnosed with infertility this can cause stress and despair. Beverley has experience and expertise acquired from many years of working with fertility professionals in Sydney. She will provide information on different treatment options available to individuals and couples so that they can make an informed choice that will suit their needs. Counselling provides a space where a couple can learn how they can nurture their relationship during fertility treatment.
When an individual or couple are advised that their best option is to use donor sperm, donor oocytes or donor embryos, counselling is an informative way of ensuring that all parties are on the same page as far as hopes and expectations are concerned both before and after treatment.
A major life change occurs when a couple have a baby, even when the baby has been planned parenthood can cause a lot of joy but also a lot of stress. This is especially a difficulty when couples want to conform to a high standard and take a baby’s restlessness or crying as a sign that they are not fulfilling their role. The experience of parenthood can cause a couple to disagree and argue. The lack of uniformity on expectations around parenting might polarise a couple. It is useful at this time to attend counselling where the norms of parenting and different views and values are thoroughly addressed.
Sarah is passionate about relationship counselling. She is a multi-skilled and dynamic Psychologist with years of experience working with individuals and couples experiencing a range of issues. When working with couples Sarah embraces the complexities of the problems clients bring, in an arena which provides a sense of safety and support.
We all want our lives to be fulfilling and meaningful as an individual. As a couple part of this fulfillment comes from a relationship that has sustained love, passion and mutual respect. Given the challenges we are subjected to in modern life we often fall into dysfunctional patterns of managing ourselves in our relationships which can result in levels of unhappiness or dissatisfaction. The ability to turn this negative dysfunctional pattern around, and to embrace a new and healthier way to relate as a couple is truly exciting, giving new hope for a different and more rewarding future.
Sarah finds it a privilege to be able to step into the lives of couples in trouble, and assist them to find insight, address issues, explore new ways of doing things and above all, reach a new understanding of yourselves which will allow positive changes in your relationship.
As well as relationship counselling and marriage counselling, Sarah is available for appointments for pre-marriage counselling, sexual difficulties, porn addiction, narcissism and anger management. For those clients unable to attend the clinic, Sarah has facilities for phone and skype appointments.
Angelica is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who specialises in Relationship Counselling in Sydney. Her specialities include treating people with marriage and relationship difficulties, intimacy and sexual issues.
Angelica is also interested in helping people with low self-esteem, childhood trauma, and personality difficulties.
As a wife and mother of two children, Angelica encourages self-acceptance and self-compassion towards a more meaningful and satisfying life. She uses a warm, professional, and committed approach to her clients.
In addition to her 12 year’s experience in the public and private sectors, Angelica is a published researcher, has presented at many conferences, and supervised intern psychologists.
Angelica’s couples are encouraged to use homework exercises she provides to actively engage with one another to increase the benefits of therapy work. She regularly suggests specific exercises, books, readings, games etc.
BA, M Ed, Grad Dip Psych, Post Grad Dip Psych, M Psych, MAPS
Hart Centre Certified
Cherie specialises in Relationship Counselling in Sydney. She is a caring, empathic and intuitive person who likes to provide a safe, peaceful and reflective environment where people can come to deepen their understanding of themselves and their partner and experiment with new ways of being together.
Cherie has always held a strong interest and value in relationships and enjoys working alongside couples as they gain insight into their process, consider their own and their partner’s wants and needs, make choices and learn new ways of approaching familiar situations to bring about the changes that they hope for. She can help with negative emotional patterns, communication and conflict, family disputes, and a wide range of sexual problems, including orgasm disorders and porn addiction.
Cherie enjoys all aspects of her psychological practice and also offers individual therapy for adults. She has special interest and experience in treating the effects of trauma and working with adults healing the scars of earlier difficult life experiences. She has experience working with a range of areas including: fertility problems, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life planning, and life transitions.
Cherie has trained in and uses: family systems therapy, couple counselling, Hakomi (Body Centred Psychotherapy and Mindfulness), CBT, Self Psychology, ACT and Schema Therapy.