Marriage and Couples Counselling

Marriage and Couples Counselling2019-03-01T10:09:49+00:00

Strengthen your Partnership

No relationship is perfect. However, the conscious effort of both partners to work at it can make it feel this way. As a result, it creates a more profound and stronger connection. Then again, not all couples are the same.

Do you find now both of you are always arguing over the things you used to agree on? Consequently, do you find the two of you are slowly distancing yourselves from one another – physically and emotionally. Any number of situations can affect a couple’s marriage or relationship. Some of these may include:

  • You plan to start a family, or you and your partner are blending your families from previous relationships.
  • You have small children to raise.
  • Both or one of you is under a lot of pressure at work.
  • Your financial situation as a couple is stressing both of you.
  • One of you is dealing with anxiety, depression or any other mental health issue.

The stress and conflict arising from any of these situations can cause a rift in a relationship. If left unchecked, then it could lead to a separation. However, all is not lost. Couples can look towards counseling to help them through the issues they’re having. People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD offers advice to couples who want to give their relationship a fighting chance.

What Marriage and Couple Counseling Can Do For You and Your Partner?

People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD understands that it’s not always easy for anyone to talk with a counselor. It becomes even harder in marriage and couples counseling when one partner is reluctant to take part in the sessions. However, rest assured we can still help you and your relationship get back on track.

Our therapists will hold individual sessions with you in this case. It can be a starting point in your relationship’s healing process. Your progress in the meetings could eventually encourage your partner to join you for a couple’s session. So, don’t lose hope. Your commitment to work on your relationship is the first step in the right direction.

At People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD, our psychologists will work together with you and your partner to create an ideal treatment plan. Some of the things that we may discuss in a session could be:

  • Looking at the problems that have affected your relationship in the past and examine what issues remain.
  • Establish healthier lines of communication between you and your partner.
  • Encourage both of you to let go of past hurts and move on as a couple.
  • Set team and individual goals for both of you to work on to help restore your mental connection as a couple to start working together as one.
  • Identify ways on how the two of you can reconnect with one another as a couple, and how to achieve harmony and restore balance in your relationship.
  • Practice stress management techniques to reduce existing and future conflicts.

Our psychologists can provide a safe and impartial setting for you and your partner to discuss issues confronting your relationship. Likewise, we also offer support to the LGBT+ community. Relationships are worth saving when you genuinely love the person you’re with. Contact People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD to talk with one of our experienced couples’ counselors.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Counselling?2018-10-12T05:25:18+00:00

Counselling is in itself a professional and confidential service offered by psychologists to assist a person in becoming more emotionally healthy and self-aware. Couples, individuals, and families can seek counselling to help them address all sorts of issues in their lives. During counselling, you have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of your life, your situation, and everyone around you.

What is a Psychologist?2018-10-15T14:43:48+00:00

Psychologists are trained to study the science of mental processes and human behavior through research findings. Research-based methods are used to help people reduce stress and change ways in their behavior and thinking that can harm them. These methods will hopefully help facilitate self-awareness and a better outlook in life.

All People Psychology psychologists have at least four years of university experience. They also have completed two more years of further education, or two years of supervision from a registered psychologist. Our psychologists who hold a specialist title such as Clinical Psychologist have completed at least six years of university education.

Given their practice, psychologists are trained to be able to use a wide variety of therapy and counselling methods. This means the clients themselves play an important part in making these sessions work as the psychologists will try to understand the thoughts, actions, and feelings of their patients.

Psychologists however do not use drug-based treatments and do not prescribe medication. They can consult the help of trained professionals such as GPs who may be able to prescribe medication when necessary.

Can People Psychology write psychological evaluations and reports?2018-10-15T14:43:37+00:00

Your dedicated People Psychology practitioner is capable of writing a psychological report, which is sometimes needed for situations such as TACs, Work Cover claims, and court proceedings. These psychological reports cost a fee separate to your psychological consultations. We will however make sure to discuss the nature of these costs with you in detail prior to writing the report. This also means you have to pay for the report in full before you get your copy.

Is Counselling Confidential?2018-10-12T05:42:19+00:00

As stated in the Psychology Board of Australia’s Code of Ethics, all counselling sessions are confidential and private. The information you share during these sessions will only be used for assessing, diagnosing, and treating your situation.

However, there are limitations to these rules. For instance, if there’s an immediate risk to you or people you know, or if your file has been subpoenaed, then we’re obligated to share your file.

Is Counselling for Me?2018-10-15T14:43:08+00:00

Counselling is for anyone who wants to take their first step towards a renewed perspective in life. Counselling can help you develop the skills necessary to understand and cope with various issues that are happening around you and the people you live your life with.

What can I expect from my first counselling session?2018-10-15T14:42:41+00:00

It’s natural to feel nervous if you’ve never attended a counselling session before. However, it’s important to understand that it more or less is a session done through conversation. Your People Psychology practitioner may ask “What brings you here today?” and use it as a springboard for you to open up about your current situation, your views in life, and your life in general. Your psychologist may eventually explain what you can expect from the rest of the counseling sessions in addition to the strategies he or she thinks may help you cope and adjust to your situation.

How many counselling sessions will I need?2018-10-12T05:48:14+00:00

Everyone is inherently different, and as such we all have our own ways of coping with issues. This means people who seek counselling don’t get the same treatment. Sometimes, people get to resolve their issues with a small numbers of sessions. Sometimes, others prefer to work on their long-term emotional development and as such schedule sessions regularly.

What are the opening hours of a People Psychology Practice?2018-10-15T14:53:20+00:00

In our Melbourne CBD office, we offer day, evening and Saturday appointments. Practice hours are: 8am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 6pm on Saturdays.

How much will it cost?2018-10-15T14:44:32+00:00

We offer very reasonable rates for both counselling and group workshops. Concessions apply for health care card holders and pensioners. For further details on pricing, please contact our Client Specialist Team.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance Rebate?2019-02-20T01:41:40+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?2018-10-12T05:53:17+00:00

Rebates for Medicare and some private health insurers can be paid directly into your bank account at the conclusion of your session.

Find out more information about Medicare’s Easyclaim System.

What type of counselling and therapies do you use?2018-10-15T14:40:09+00:00

People Psychology psychologists are capable of mixing and matching various kinds of treatment depending on the situation of the client. These may include: Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis, Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.