Relationship Counsellor

  • Online Relationship Counsellor .


    Registered Counsellor Online Only

    B. Th.; M Couns; MACA; MIAAN; MICEEFT; MAAoS

    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Trust and Satisfaction Guarantee In Relationship
    • Online
    Specialised Training
    • Emotionally Focussed Individual & Couple Therapy training, through ACEFT/ICEEFT
    • Developmental Couple Therapy, with Dr Ellyn Bader, The Couples Institute, USA
    • Relational Life Counselling, with Terry Real, the Relational Life Institute, USA
    • Prepare/Enrich couple and parenting education, with Prepare/Enrich, Australia
    • Transactional Analysis, with Elana Leigh, the Australian Centre for Integrative Studies
    • Attachment Disturbances in Adults, with Dr Daniel Brown, Associate Clinical Professor in Psychology Harvard Medical School, multi award winning author, expert legal witness to International War Crimes Tribunal
    • Couples and Asperger’s Syndrome Counselling Skills & Strategies; Masterclass Diagnosis & Treatment with Adults, with Professor Tony Attwood & Dr Michelle Garnett, clinical psychologists, Australia
    • Sex and Relationships, with Barry McCarthy, author, professor at America University, certified sex and marital therapist
    • Emotional Freedom Techniques for trauma resolution, with Dr Laurie MacKinnon, Australia
    • Certificate training in Neuropsychotherapy, with Dr Pieter Rossouw, Australia
    • The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, Dr Ellyn Bader
    Areas of Interest

    Couples relationships:

    Sexual concerns:

    Individual relationship distress:

    About Therapist

    Please note: This Hart therapist is currently offering Online Counselling only.

    For over 12 years he has applied his warm, sensitive and caring approach to support individuals and couples as they struggle with important life decisions, challenges or quest for purpose.  He seeks to assist his clients make wise decisions.  His life experience and extensive training in different counselling methodologies, equip him to understand systemic relational conflict, with a sensitivity to the underlying developmental or life transition dynamics.  He adapts his therapeutic role to the specific couple/person needs.

    This Hart therapist invests his enthusiasm and energy into identifying each person’s strengths, from which he can guide rebuilding trust or hope in marital or personal distress.  The joy from seeing a person awaken to a new reality in life is what he strives to achieve.  He helps committed couples to benefit from a reinvigorated vital and intimate partnership.  He believes every person deserves their experience-rich life journey to be fulfilling and purposeful.  He incorporates the latest neurobiological understandings with the emotional underpinnings of human functioning to help each person or couple be the best they want to be for themselves, each other, and their family. He can offer individual therapy and support where an individual needs to resolve personal vulnerabilities or participate in individual therapy.

    His professional development has focused on helping people build a critical reflective capacity.  This enhances resilience within individuals and couples to the everyday life struggles that sometimes overwhelm.  He has training certificates awarded from prominent world leaders in respective science-based specialties, in the primary areas of his interest.  His ongoing professional development has focussed on couple therapies, trauma treatment, relationship repair, attachment bonding disruptions and resolution, internal family systems theory, sexual therapy, Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis, transactional analysis, narrative therapy, monitoring self-harm and suicidal ideation, personality disorder support, dissociation, understanding psychosis, dealing with child sexual abuse and veteran mental health.

    He is motivated to honour and foster the spiritual, cultural and philosophical orientation of individuals.  He respects all forms of gender relationships and is sensitive to multicultural and multifaith perspectives.

    Following retirement from a corporate career, he has reinvigorated his motivation and passion for helping those in personal distress.  Accordingly, with his deep understanding of the demands of corporate life and its influence on family dynamics, he is also equipped to support the needs of professionals and senior executives.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    More than 12 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Able to create a safe and respectful learning environment.
    2. Clearly focussed on the person and their emotional needs.
    3. Eclectic in practice, bringing together experience and learning from many sources.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Seeing couple clients move in a positive direction: from just clinging to hope for their relationship surviving, to new learnings about how to reach a satisfying fulfilment and purpose in life together.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    A young argumentative couple with two young children who were intent on resolving their differences actively engaged in counselling support.  They discovered and realised a new level of emotional intimacy and compassion for each other that fostered a new closeness and richness as a family.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552