Relationship Counselling in Surry Hills
Build a Stronger, Healthier Relationship
Identify the barriers that are affecting your relationship, and build stronger more fulfilling connections.
Relationships can be difficult. We all have different expectations about how they should be, and sometimes it’s hard to know what to do when things aren’t working.
Knowing how to talk to the other person in your relationship is sometimes the biggest challenge. People hear things differently, and misunderstanding and not feeling heard can make it feel like there’s no way to make things better.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
I support individuals and couples to develop healthy expectations, learn to communicate openly and safely, and create the close, fulfilling partnerships they want.
Reconnect With Your Partner
In every relationship, both partners bring with them experiences from their past. We learn how to be with others from our early life, and every relationship we have influences the way we interact and respond in other relationships.
Sometimes our existing patterns of interaction are no longer constructive and can cause friction between two people who care about each other. When you learn to understand those old habits and where they’ve come from, you can create new ones.
I help you identify the barriers that are affecting your relationship, and enable you to build something new and positive – together.
Experienced, Understanding Psychotherapist
Your relationship is important, and the issues can be sensitive. I’m experienced in helping couples find ways to communicate clearly and negotiate compromise.
I help facilitate open and safe communication between you, without blame. I take a non-judgemental and empathic approach that is focussed helping you build a meaningful life together.
One facet of my role may be to challenge you, if need be, to help you grow and change as individuals, and as partners.
Qualifications and Professional Associations
- Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
- Psychotherapy and Counselling Foundation of Australia (PACFA) Registration No. 22619
I adhere to the Code of Ethics of PACFA. All work with my clients is confidential within the bounds of professional supervision.
Counselling Close to Home, on Your Schedule
To make it easy for you and your partner to rediscover your connection and wellbeing, I am available from 7am to 9pm, Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 1pm Saturdays.
The standard fee for couples for a 50-minute session is $190. I accept credit card and debit card, or you may also pay with cash or via EFT if you prefer. I offer a 10% discount for clients who book a five-session package.
You don’t need a referral to make an appointment and can contact me directly by phone or booking an appointment through the website.
If would like more information or to get a sense of who I am before you make an appointment, I also offer free 10 minute consultations over the phone.
Your First Appointment
At our first appointment, we will talk about:
- Your concerns and current presenting issues
- The effect of these concerns on your current experience of life and your relationship
- Your expectations and goals for therapy
It's also an opportunity for you to find out more about how I work and any other questions you might have.
Book an Appointment
For further information about my services, please feel free to contact me.
Areas of Specialty
Anxiety & Workplace Stress
Anxiety is generally an unpleasant feeling of nervousness, apprehension and fear that something bad is happening or about to happen. Therapy for anxiety can help alleviate these feelings.
Depression is a persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that can negatively affect how you feel, think and act. Therapy for depression can help alleviate these symptoms.
Transpersonal means 'beyond the personality'. Transpersonal integration therapy can help you make sense of, and integrate, mystical or spiritual experiences into your daily life.
Life Direction & Purpose
Therapy can assist you to find a clearer sense of life direction and purpose. Working collaboratively, counselling can help you move towards your life goals.
Grief & Loss
Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something that is important to you. Grief counselling can help you better cope with the stressors associated with the loss.
Personal & Spiritual Growth
Counselling for personal and spiritual growth can help you to examine your belief systems and core values with a view to becoming more present and self-compassionate.
Relationships impact on our wellbeing and happiness. Counselling for relationship issues can help to improve communication, navigate decision making and restore emotional bonds.