Relationship & Marriage Counselling
Every relationship is unique and should contribute to your personal wellbeing and quality of life.
However, over time it is not uncommon for relationships to go ‘off track’. Whether it’s a relationship between a couple, within a family or extended family, friendships, co-workers, groups or communities issues can arise that put a strain on an individual or all parties in the relationship.
Why do relationships fail?
For some, it can be a consequence of poor communication skills, breaking of trust, shutting the other person out, addiction, disagreements over responsibilities and household tasks, financial issues, relationship intimacy issues including impotence, libido and other health issues. For others it may be pressures arising from major life transitions such as the loss of a loved one, career changes, retirement, retrenchment, having a baby, or undefined, immigration shifting or split loyalties between extended family or in-laws.
What Psychologists Southern Sydney (PSS) can offer-
- Pre Marriage Counselling
- Marriage Counselling
- Counselling for individuals and couples
- Counselling certificate for applicants married less than 2 years
- Family therapy – including child inclusive practice where appropriate;
- Family and relationship education and skills training;
- Services for children, adolescents, parents and grandparents;
How we work with you
If your relationship is important to you it’s worth seeking independent help from our mature, experienced and empathetic psychologists. At PSS we work with individuals, couples, families and the LGBTI community to recognise the factors that are affecting their relationship issues and work with you to overcome these problems to rebuild the relationship or possibly to move on. Left unresolved, these issues certainly make you feel unhappy but can also cause considerable psychological, physical and emotional stress.
With relationship and marriage counselling we may suggest to have individual sessions or combined sessions or both to help work through personal unresolved issues. With six experienced psychologists who adhere to the highest standards of ethics and confidentiality, you have the choice of working with a female or male psychologists who are all in tune with helping you achieve positive outcomes to move forward with your life.
We help you identify issues such as the willingness to give and forgive, to change, admit past mistakes, to listen and support each other and be open, to keep promises and build trust. Relationship counselling provides our clients with the tools they need to build resilience, increase positivity and resolve differences.
In session firstly we are a good ear, empathetic and non-judgemental. We use a range of researched and proven therapies that aim to change patterns of behaviour. Your psychologist may use emotion-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) or solution-focused therapy..
Mediation for Dispute Resolution
If more than counselling is needed we also offer Mediation Services.
We provide an environment where disputing couples can resolve their issues in a safe, comfortable and respectful environment. Our aim is to ensure that high emotional conflicts can be managed effectively, appropriately and quickly. Your relationships and those around you are precious.
For your convenience we are open six days a week for bookings throughout the day and after hours, also Saturdays. Private Health and Medicare Rebates are available on the spot.
To find out more about our services or to book a session at PSS please call 1300 307 096.
Free street parking is directly out the front
Psychologists Southern Sydney
St George & Sutherland Shire Counselling and Psychology Services