Marriage Counselling

Marriage Counselling2018-12-03T03:52:37+00:00

Start To Build A Stronger Marriage Again

The perfect marriage is a myth. Every married couple’s relationships have unique challenges they deal with. However, the difference lies in the willingness of a husband and wife to work through these trials that are meant to test their relationship as a married couple.

Petty quarrels are common among couples especially at the start of their marriage. To some extent, these serve as a way for both partners to know each other better. In quarreling they can find the happy medium in their relationship. However, when the problems become severe and threaten a marriage, then it’s in the best interest of the marriage to seek guidance. At People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD we can help you with your marriage problems.

Reasons to Seek Marriage Counseling

Any threat to your marriage should be taken seriously. If not then you risk separation, or worst, divorce. It’s best to not let it reach that point.

In this case, it’s essential to be wary of any of these signs that would suggest your marriage may needs counseling.

  • There’s no communication anymore. Neither of you is talking, or both of you are afraid to speak to one another; the alternative can be worse, the two of you are talking, but the conversation is always negative. If left unchecked, it becomes harder to rebuild the lines of communication.
  • You no longer see your husband or your wife as a partner in the marriage. Instead, you look at them as your adversary. Remember, as husband and wife, both of you are on the same team and should work together.
  • There is a shift in balance within your relationship. Instead of being equal partners, you or your partner begins to behave like a parent or worst, acts like a punisher who withholds affection when they get mad even about trivial matters.
  • Infidelity issues arise. It can be about the desire to have an affair or in severe cases one of you is having an affair or had one. Cheating can also involve finances, which can be more harmful to any relationship.
  • Arguments become repetitive, and the issues are always the same. Trivial matters can sometimes trigger adverse reactions that can get overblown in an instant.

The marriage counseling services offered at People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD can help you and your partner resolve issues before it’s too late.

Let Us Help You Get Your Marriage Back On Track

Our trained psychologists are objective and provide a neutral environment where both of you can express what they feel without fear. Remember, marriage counseling is not about who is wrong or right. No judgment is placed upon what you or your partner will reveal.

The purpose of marriage counseling is for both of you to rediscover your middle ground. As a result, you and your partner will have a fighting chance to rebuild your marriage and improve your trust in one another. Contact People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD today to get your marriage back on track. Together you can look forward to a happily married future.

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.