Couples therapist Adelaide

  • Couples therapist Adelaide

    Shelley M

    Couples Therapist Adelaide

    M. Couns & Psychotherapy

    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Money Back Guarantee
    • Brooklyn Park, SA
    Accepted Insurance Funds
    • BUPA
    • Police Health Fund
    • Medibank
    • AHM
    Areas of Interest
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Alcohol addiction
    • Couples in business
    • Self esteem
    About Shelley M

    Shelley is an experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist who left her middle management corporate life to pursue her passion. Shelley is invested in helping couples to overcome their unconscious blocks to achieving the relationship/intimacy and connection they crave.

    Shelley genuinely believes that nobody intentionally sabotages their relationships or wishes to cause harm to those they love. So if that is your experience rather than feeling like a failure if you choose it can be an opportunity to grow and develop the skills needed to improve the quality of your relationship.

    Too often people abandon a relationship believing it to be unsalvageable when it can not only be saved but improved way beyond what they believed possible.  All it takes is a willingness to be open, honest and experience the discomfort that comes with change.  The only difference is that unlike repeating the same old behaviour expecting a different outcome this discomfort will end.

    Shelley provides a non judgemental, connected, safe and solution focused space which sees the therapist and the clients as partners in the experience.  The client is always responsible for setting the vision and Shelley will do her best to provide the “how to get there” opportunities so the client can arrive at the “best fit” solution for themselves.

    Should you choose to work with Shelley you will grow your communication and ability to connect with the person that you love.  You will learn about your patterns and triggers and how to choose safer, kinder and more loving responses.

    Shelley has been in the field for some time subsequently she has a comprehensive set of tools and experience to assist you identify and remove the blocks that you are experiencing.  This includes interventions such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, enhancing emotional intelligence, understanding each others’ perspective, family of origin influences, love language, the assumption trap, managing conflict and realising personal growth so you can contribute positively to the relationship.

    Shelley is a warm, approachable human being who is committed to helping you heal the wounds you have inadvertently inflicted on each other so you can move forward into a relationship of your choosing.

    In November 2020, Shelley published her first book “A Cage Called Hope”  which demonstrates the links between family of origin (FOO), the safety behaviours/core beliefs that are created in response to our FOO and how they play out in our adult relationships with self and others.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    12 years in private practice.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?

    Connection, non judgement and wisdom.

    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    When a client no longer needs me.

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

    A couple who have been together for 12 years, during that time they have separated many times, sought counselling and managed to remain together. However they kept arriving at the crisis point where they became convinced time apart was the only answer.

    Within three months they have arrived at a level of intimacy and quality communication which they have never experienced before in their relationship. The intimacy they are experiencing and the being heard by each other has left them understanding each other in ways they have never experienced.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552