Couples seek therapy for all kinds of reasons. You may be feeling disconnected from your partner, find yourself arguing over things that never bothered you before; you may feel unheard and misunderstood; or you may feel that your partner doesn’t understand your perspective. You may have recently discovered that your partner has been having an affair or have been thinking more and more about separating.
We use the Gottman approach when providing relationship therapy or marriage counselling to couples. Gottman Method Couples Therapy draws on the knowledge of 40 years of research and clinical practice to help couples break through barriers, and improve the level of connection, intimacy and understanding within their relationships. The therapy is structured, evidence-based, and goal-oriented. The interventions used in relationship counselling were developed as a result of research data, from a study conducted by Dr Gottman on more than 3000 couples.
Couples often seek out relationship counselling or attend workshops to strengthen their relationship. You may want to improve your communication skills and develop strategies for connection. You may be aware that your relationship is about to go through an important transition: you may be recently engaged or married, you may be preparing for parenthood or getting ready to have a baby, your kids may be finishing school or you may be about to retire. Many couples seek support to strengthen their relationship as a means of future proofing their relationship against stressful transitions.
At Stirling Psychology we support our Mornington psychologists to work within their chosen focus areas. We believe working with couples requires specialist skills and psychologists who work with couples should complete specific relationship therapy training. Our psychologists have completed evidence-based training in relationship/ marriage counselling.
We believe everyone has the capacity for change and therefore, provide an open, supportive environment that nurtures growth.
9:00 – 18:00 (Mon – Fri)
23/1140 Nepean Highway Mornington 3931