At the moment times are tough, like we have never seen before. In a stunningly short amount of time, life feels like it has turned upside down.
Most families are experiencing new pressures, which are understandably escalating the tension at home and at risk of creating cracks in even the most committed relationship.
With all the current external pressures, and the loss of established routines, it is easy to accidentally vent frustration at our partners. Especially as many of us and now unexpectedly at home with the kids, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the foreseeable future.
The current situation is not something we could have expected or planned for. It is normal to be distressed, especially wit the number of changes outside our control.
However, please remember, this will not last forever.
During this strange time, we can help you find new coping mechanisms, a better way of viewing new obstacles, and build a framework to overcome these new challenges.
No one deserves to suffer, and we want everyone to get through this as successfully as possible. Understand that it is a sign of strength to ask for help, and it may be the best path to help you start taking back control.
With 12 years training and over 30 years as a practicing family and couples counsellor, I am well placed to help during this time of uncertainty. I have made my services available online via video chat, and over the phone. Further, I have reduced my usual consultation fee by nearly 45% to help more people access this essential relationship and mental health service.
I hope I can assist more couples and families to come through this experience together, and build an even stronger relationship
Counselling for Couples, Individual’s and Families
At Marriage Counselling Melbourne, we help couples, individual people and families to resolve the issues that keep causing problems and concerns within their marriage and family.
In Marriage Counselling, you both will work through the identified difficulties with the purpose to renew a sense of love and respect for each other, as well as to rebuild a strong and sustainable connection with your partner.
Couples who meet with our Specialist Marriage and Couples Counsellors tell us that they feel better understood by their partner and much closer to each other. Couples develop greater insights and grow to understand each other by improving communication and connection whilst learning conflict resolution and recovery skills.
Our marriage and relationship Psychologists, Social Workers and Counsellors assist couples to learn new skills and communication tools for their marriage.
We ensure that you are helped by well qualified and experienced Marriage Counsellors each having a minimum of a Masters Degree in Couples Counselling and/or Family Therapy.
Not everyone is born know how to create and maintain a loving marriage, but it can be learnt. Getting the right help early in your marriage ensures you protect your relationship from tough times that life may present.
Reconnecting with each leads to a balanced, enjoyable, and fulfilling life together.
Did you know about 50,000 couples divorce each year in Australia, while there are around 112,000 marriages. None of the couples who divorced thought that this would ever happen to them at the start of their marriage.
Each of our marriage and relationship psychologists, social workers and counsellors have complicated Post-Graduate University studies in Couples Counselling and/or Family Therapy.
This means that you are getting the best help from the right professionals to assist you and your partner get your marriage and relationship back to feeling connected, loved and good again.
We bring professional standards, functional expertise, and best practices to the counselling services we provide. You will be receiving the very best of professional help and care for your marriage.
Our team of Marriage Counsellors have over many years assisted hundreds of couples in restoring their relationships to a much happier and loving place.
Seeking professional help for a marriage is a big step for most couples, but a necessary one.
The stakes are high for couples, their families, and for individuals who are experiencing difficulties.
There are two primary reasons why it is a good idea for one person to do some individual counselling, either when your partner is unable or unwilling to participate in counselling.
Our pre-marriage sessions are for couples who are wanting to prepare themselves as they go into marriage by learning the essential components of a successful life together.
If your marriage is in turmoil, and if you have previously tried counselling but it didn't sort things out.
If this feels like a final last effort to save your marriage, then the "Intensive Sessions" are exactly what you need.
Couples counselling via Video Calls, Skype or Mobile Phone is a convenient method to access counselling, or to maintain counselling while quarantined or hibernating during a health crisis, travelling or relocation to other cities, countries or rural and remote locations.
A family's patterns of behaviour and interaction with each other influences each member of the family and therefore the family as a whole.
If you only put a lot of effort into your relationship at the start, to get it into a healthy state, and then stop putting in after a while with the expectation that the relationship will remain healthy, you will end up in trouble.
The transition into parenthood is often said to be one of the most positive and exciting life events two people can experience together.
“We believe that the smart approach to maintaining a loving relationship to get the right from the right Couples Counsellor, and to do it early. Learn the skills and acquire the knowledge to build and maintain the loving relationship and marriage”
Call us on 0460 842 381 or email to discuss how we can help you. We will ask a few questions about your situation to determine the best therapist match.
If you are ready to make the appointment we will discuss fees and possible session times and days.
You then meet the couples counsellor to begin counselling to address and resolve the issues that are causing distress to you both.
Couples seek relationship counselling for a wide range of reasons. While some couples are experiencing crisis after disclosing an infidelity, others may have suffered a traumatic life event, or are worn down by the slow grind of repetitive negative interactions between them.
There are other couples who can see themselves going down a path in life that concerns them and they want to make improvements to their relationship before they reach crisis point and damage their relationship. They are choosing a more proactive apprach.
If you are struggling with relationship difficulties, call us to talk.
Take the first step to get the support you need.
Arrange an appointment today.