Marriage Counselling2021-07-21T02:54:51+00:00

Marriage Counselling

People get married for several reasons. Some marry because of emotional reasons, some for religious and even financial reasons. Regardless of reason why you may have married your partner, the ultimate goal is looking forward to living every stage of your life with your companion. But just like any other relationships, there’ll always be misunderstandings. You’ll still learn a lot about your partner when you’re married, and sometimes, these arguments can give you that avenue.

However, if these arguments are becoming increasingly excessive and you think it’s not reasonable at all, you might need help with your relationship. You’ll want to exhaust all means to make your marriage work and seeking professional help can be the solution.

When Should You Seek Marriage Counselling?

Petty arguments are something that can be discussed between you and your partner. You might have already done this in the past, too. But when you’re observing the following during an argument, you might need to seek services for marriage counseling:

  • When you barely talk with your spouse but when you do, it’s always of something negative
  • When either of you starts keeping secrets
  • When you’re arguing about the same issues again and again
  • When you’re living separate lives
  • When your sex life is dramatically affected because these agreements

Other issues which include:

  • Conflicts about child rearing
  • Financial problems
  • Domestic abuse
  • Anger management
  • Infidelity

How Can We Help You?

Our team understands how different you and your spouse face and handle these marital problems. Your marriage counseling sessions with us are not the same with any other couple we’ve treated before – we create unique strategies for your specific issue to guarantee you the best outcome overall. We’ll listen to all of your concerns and won’t judge who is right or wrong. Instead, both parties are given the opportunity to talk, and also, to listen.

Communication is essential in any relationship. Any issue will be quickly resolved once there is communication. Our team will help you learn to communicate better in your marriage. Our sessions will include psychologists who’ll work with you to gradually improve your marriage. A plan will be given to you to ensure that you know what to do and to keep track of the process.

But for marriage counseling to work, you and your spouse will need to be committed to the process. Both should be willing to strive to make the marriage better. The purpose of the sessions will only efficiently work if both parties are eager to communicate and to compromise.

Let Us Help You Help Your Marriage

Marriage isn’t easy, it’s something that constantly needs work from both parties. If you find your marriage is going through some rocky roads at the moment, it’s ok to ask for help. Let us help you work through your marital problems so you can start to enjoy your marriage again. Call Now!

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Counselling?2018-10-12T09:56:40+00:00

Counselling is what you call the process of obtaining insight on various issues by expressing your feelings and thoughts to a trained counsellor or psychologist. Counselling sessions aim to help you comprehend and hopefully resolve issues that cause you distress.

It’s perfectly normal for individuals, families, couples and individuals to seek counselling in order to assess and solve various problems and issues they encounter everyday. Expressing becomes easier for clients because the counsellor is not part of their personal life. Not to mention, since everything said in sessions is confidential, clients have the freedom to express themselves openly.

It is important to understand, however, that a counsellor does not tell you what you should do. They instead try to assist your growth and help you make a move that you are willing to commit to.

Similar to how weight lifters in the gym will gain more progress with the help of a personal trainer, those who try counselling may find themselves moving forward in their lives much more comfortably with guidance. With the help of counsellors, we can gain a better understanding of the various relationships and situations that we experience and encounter throughout our lives.

What is a psychologist?2018-10-12T09:57:33+00:00

Psychologists are by training those who research and study the science involving human behavior. Psychologists need six (6) years of training in order to properly understand human relationships, mental processes, and human behavior. They require four (4) years of basic university training, and two more years in internships and specialisations. As such, psychologists are trained in a wide variety of psychological therapies. They are capable of collaborating with psychiatrists and doctors as needed, given their clients know and consent to these methods.

Do your psychologists write psychological reports?2018-10-12T09:58:19+00:00

Should it be required, we can write psychological reports for instances such as TACs, Work Cover, and court proceedings. These reports are charged separately, and in addition to our psychological consultations.

Is Counselling Confidential?2018-10-12T09:58:59+00:00

Absolutely! Everything you say and express will be confidential and private. The only exceptions to this situation is if you may be at risk of harming others and yourself, or when the law subpoenas your file.

What can I expect from my first counselling session?2018-10-12T09:59:43+00:00

There’s nothing to prepare for if you’re on your way to your first session. Psychologists work by conversing with you, which means much of your first session will be about you trying to describe the problem you’re facing and why it led you to seek psychological counselling. Should you feel lost, psychologists are there to ask questions and help you on your way – with questions regarding when the problem started, what you hope to gain from the session, and what motivated you to seek help.

How many counselling sessions will I need?2018-10-12T10:00:28+00:00

Everyone has different problems, and as such everyone will have different ranges of counselling sessions. These depend on the circumstances surrounding your reason for counselling in the first place. Sometimes, some people come for just a few sessions while others come regularly. You are in fact free to stop attending these sessions just as you are free to resume them at any point in the future. This is an option people may take when problems appear given counselling is an easy way for them to access mentors. It’s much easier when you tackle your problems with the same counsellor as this is someone who knows you very well.

What are your opening hours?2018-10-12T10:01:13+00:00

Our opening hours are 9AM to 9PM, Monday to Friday, and 9AM to 5PM on Saturdays.

How much will it cost?2018-10-12T10:01:55+00:00

Our rates fall in the middle ground when compared with the rates of a full range of psychological practices. For details on our pricing, phone us at People Psychology Brighton on 03 9133 0996.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebate?2019-02-20T01:43:02+00:00

Yes. People Psychology provides Medicare Rebates and Private Health Insurance Rebates. To find out more, please contact us.

How do I get my rebate?2018-10-12T10:03:28+00:00

We can process relevant cards on our Hicaps machine at the end of your session. This will send your rebate to your savings account.

What type of counselling and therapy do you use?2018-10-12T10:04:12+00:00

Similar to many psychologists, we select counselling and therapy from a wide range of approaches and techniques. These all depend on what approach seems to best serve the needs of our clients.

These may include: Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis, Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.

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