Marathon Relationship Therapy, using the Gottman Approach to Couples Therapy, is an increasingly popular and highly effective treatment for couples experiencing significant relationship distress. Marathon therapy offers an intensive alternative to traditional weekly therapy sessions. It is a short-term, intensive therapy process that enables couples to move through gridlocked conflict and begin to rebuild their relationship.
Extended marriage therapy sessions have been shown to have the benefit of reducing couples distress, addressing specific conflict issues, and increasing connection and intimacy, leading to a stronger, more resilient and satisfying relationship.
Marathon Therapy is fast becoming one of the most popular and successful approaches to helping couples through a relationship crisis. Intensive therapy may be beneficial if:
To begin we will complete a thorough assessment process including a comprehensive online questionnaire, a couples assessment session and an individual session with each partner. The assessment process is designed to get a clear picture of your relationship including the strengths and issues you bring into therapy as well as understanding each of you as individuals. Your assessment can be completed either online or in our Mornington office on the day before you begin marriage therapy or in the weeks leading up to your intensive treatment.
Once your Mornington psychologist has developed a comprehensive understanding of you and your relationship they will develop a personalised treatment plan. In most instances your psychologist with suggest a two-day marathon. A one day marathon may be suitable for couples seeking preventative care, couples with a strong relationship that are gridlocked on a particular issue, or couples interested in preparing for a key relationship transition such as getting married or having a baby.
For the traditional two day marathon your total investment is $4000. Additional costs may be incurred for weekend Marathons or if your couple’s therapist travels to you for interstate or international sessions.
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