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Relationship Counselling

Counsellors at The EPICentre are highly skilled, university qualified in relationship counselling, and experienced relationship counsellors able to work with a wide range of relationship dynamics, such as:

  • Marriage counselling
  • Pre-marital counselling
  • De-facto relationships
  • Non-cohabitating relationships
  • Same-sex relationships
  • Post separation counselling
  • Trial separation counselling
  • Polyamory, open and swinging relationships

Our counsellors will work with the individual and/or couple to assess and determine the contributing factors that may be placing a strain on the relationship dynamic, such as: interpersonal communication difficulty, work stress, loss of or difficulty with physical intimacy and emotional connection, physical and/or mental illness, financial stress, extended family strain and/or interference, substance abuse and addictions, infidelity, clash of parenting styles, defiant and difficult children, becoming a parent, losing a loved one, and so on.

Strategies, approaches, and techniques will be discussed with the individual and/or couple to better manage and cope with the range of stressors that test all relationship dynamics from time to time during our lives. Counselling also provides a non-threatening environment for individuals and couples to express feelings and thoughts without judgement or blame.

Counselling therapies used when exploring couple difficulties are always evidence-based, and usually an eclectic approach is applied.
For example, Emotional Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Behaviour Therapy, and Interpersonal Communication Training are just five evidence-based models that are successfully used to manage and find solutions to a wide range of couple difficulties.

The number of sessions vary depending on the complexity of the presenting issues, however generally the couple counselling process lasts between 1 – 8 sessions spread over weeks or months. Usually couples will attend counselling on a weekly basis for the first two to three sessions, and then fortnightly and monthly thereafter.

To rate the health of your relationship, click here to download the questionnaire.

To make an appointment contact us today at (03) 6228 5535, or click here to book an appointment online.