Marathon Marriage and Couples Counselling Mornington

What is Marathon Therapy?

Marathon Relationship Therapy, using the Gottman Approach to Couples Therapy, is an increasingly popular and highly effective treatment for couples experiencing relationship distress or couples who want to work on their relationship in a more immersive way. 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.

Getting to know You and Your Relationship

Marathon Relationship Therapy is fast becoming one of the most popular and successful approaches to helping couples through a relationship crisis. Intensive couples therapy may be beneficial if:

How does Marathon Therapy Work?

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 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 will 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.

How much does Marathon Therapy Cost?


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.

Cost includes:

  • Thorough pre-marathon assessment, including 3 video consultation sessions (1 couple and 2 individual sessions, one with each partner) as well as comprehensive online assessment questionnaires.
  • Development of a comprehensive treatment plan by your couples psychologist prior to the commencement of your intensive relationship therapy .
  • Two consecutive intensive treatment days of 6-7 hours duration per day, days will be broken down into 3-4 sessions of between 90-120 minutes.
  • Client resource pack and toolkit

*Payment plans available. Contact our support team for details

We believe everyone has the capacity for change and therefore, provide an open, supportive environment that nurtures growth.

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support@stirlingpsychology.com.au

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23/1140 Nepean Highway Mornington 3931

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