Marriage and Relationship Counselling
When experiencing relationship difficulties. It can be challenging to acknowledge the issue and open up to others for support. Even with our closest family and friends.
Seeking emotional support is a great first step. But often compounding the anxiety around reaching out for help are our perfectly curated social media feeds. With snaps of smiling couples on date nights or celebrating milestone anniversaries.
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In truth, it is very easy to paint a perfect picture on social media. Many people have developed a mask to disguise their true feelings and hide the challenges they may be facing. This often makes us feel like other people won’t understand. Or may judge our issues because they do not experience any themselves. However, this is far from the truth.
Everyone experiences hardships personally and in relationships. Reaching out for relationship counselling is a great way to understand just how common your concerns might be. It is also a great start on a journey towards a healthier and happier relationship.
What is a healthy relationship?
While everyone has their own idea of a healthy and happy relationship. All relationships are ultimately based on three key pillars:
- Strong connection
- Good communication
- Solid foundation of trust
When conflict arises in a relationship, it is most commonly caused by a misunderstanding between partners in one of these three areas.
When misunderstandings turn into hurt or betrayal. It can be difficult to regain trust or find a way back to how things were before in your relationship. You may find yourself carrying negative feelings constantly. While also having the same arguments without coming to a resolution.
When should I seek help with my relationship?
Acknowledging your difficult feelings or situation in your relationship is a great first step. It is also often the hardest step to take.
All relationships experience conflict, and challenges, and require hard work to get through the difficult times. Counselling is a safe environment, and the good news is that you don’t need to struggle through this alone. Together we will explore helpful skills and strategies to manage these situations. As well as communicate more effectively and move forward in a healthier direction.
So if you’re feeling lonely or distressed right now, it’s okay. The first step is to acknowledge there is a problem and seek support from a couples counsellor.
Together, we can:
- Discuss the areas of stress
- Form new strategies to improve trust
- Pinpoint effective ways to communicate
- Develop new relationship goals
Regardless of how you feel at the moment. It is possible to repair hurt and rebuild relationships when both parties are committed. With couples counselling, we provide support and tools to help you find your way back to a stronger relationship. One that includes healthier ways to cope in the future.
What if my partner is refusing professional support?
While relationship counselling is most effective when both parties attend sessions together. Individual relationship counselling and psychotherapy can be just as helpful if your partner has reservations.
Together or individually, developing skills to better understand yourself and your partner are key contributors to a healthier relationship. As are effective communication tools that empower you to address difficult conversations with your partner to find a resolution.
What marriage and relationship counselling services does Kylie Lepri Counselling and Psychotherapy offer?
Our relationship counselling in Bella Vista provides a confidential and supportive environment where you can safely discuss your concerns. Feel heard, and reconnect with each other in a more loving and desirable way.
During our sessions, we will help you to identify the main issues within your relationship. Providing you with a safe and open forum to discuss these issues and develop effective tools for communication and conflict resolution.
What is the next step?
The next step is to contact us for a FREE 15-minute phone consultation. Where we can discuss your situation and find out how we can help. This session is completely free and 100% confidential.
During our call, we can discuss your concerns and the best way forward. As well as which one of our counsellors would be the best match for your relationship or marriage counselling
To make a FREE 15-minute phone consultation.
Call us now on 0404 032 636 or book your free phone call online.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what happens in relationship and marriage counselling you can read our blog post on What Is Relationship Counselling?
Relationship Counselling FAQs
Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee we can help you save your relationship.
However, what we can do is assist you and your partner through identifying negative patterns and behaviours, as well as facilitate honest and open communication. From here, we can help you effectively move forward.
If your desire is to save your relationship, couples therapy is one of the best methods to heal your past and move forward. If moving forward with your relationship is ultimately not what you desire, we can work together to ease the pain and challenges involved in separation.
Most often, couples seek relationship counselling when significant hurt has already transpired and pain has been carried for a long period of time. Sometimes it’s not possible for the relationship to recover, however, if a couple is able to work through past pain and hurt we can create a stronger and more resilient relationship.
The value a couple may get out of relationship counselling is dependent on the level of commitment and openness to finding a healthy way forward together.
Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover couples counselling.. However, there is a growing number of private health funds who now recognise the need for couples therapy and are including some cover in their policies.
If you are unsure it is best to contact your private health fund provider to see if you are eligible.
This is a common question we are asked as it is a natural response to prepare for an emotional journey like relationship counselling. It can be helpful to take some time and consider these questions prior to your first session:
- What are your main concerns?
- How long have these issues been a problem in your relationship?
- What have you and your partner done to try to resolve these issues?
- What do you hope to achieve from couples therapy?
It can be helpful to write notes in a journal and bring it with you to your sessions.
People seek relationship counselling for a wide variety of reasons:
- Ineffective communication
- Financial stress
- Mental health issues
- Extended family
- Parenting issues
- Unresolved conflict
- Domestic violence
A good relationship requires different things from different people. Most would agree that a healthy, loving relationship should have respect, companionship, mutual emotional support, sexual expression, economic security, and sometimes childrearing. Understanding each partner’s wants, needs, and desires in these areas can close any gaps you may be experiencing.
Ultimately, most people will want different things and communicating to each other and finding ways to move forward is key to a successful relationship to work.
Relationship support and understanding to help you get back on track
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Here are some comments past clients have shared
“I was having a very difficult time with my relationship with my wife. We were arguing all the time and I wasn’t feeling very close to her. Kylie helped the both of us pinpoint a lot of the causes of our anger, and made us both aware of better communication skills to use. I can’t say enough of how happy I am with Kylie’s therapy, and things between my wife and I have improved to the point of feeling like we’re courting again!”
“Kylie gave us the tools to resolve our disputes in a manner that is loving and respectful. Her approach is kind and understanding. Over a few months our marriage was happier and more loving than it had been in years. Thank you Kylie for your guidance and support. “
“Our sessions with you were valuable and very helpful in re-establishing our relationship – Thanks again. “
“Thank you for your guidance and support Kylie, we both feel our sessions have really improved our relationship and the way we communicate with each other.”
“We would like to thank you for the excellent work you have done in keeping our marriage together. Using your suggestions and strategies has helped us immensely in learning each others triggers and helping to understand why we react the way we do.
Since our sessions with you we have been making more effort to talk more frequently and do more things together.
For the first time in a long time we were able to go out without our kids and enjoy each other’s company!”