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Couples & Marriage Counselling Redlands
Relationship counselling can help you to reconnect again

Relationship Counselling Redlands

Relationships can be one of the most rewarding aspects of our life but when it's not going well, it has a profound impact on our quality of life.  When it comes to trying to work on them, we tend to try to solve issues ourselves.  Often, this leads couples to crisis points because it's difficult to work on our relationship when we're emotionally involved and stuck in a negative cycle.  

Does any of this sound familiar to you?

  • Feeling alone and disconnected

  • Not feeling heard or understood

  • Poor conflict and communication

  • Holding on to resentment

  • Feeling unsupported, unappreciated and unloved

  • Going through an affair/s and betrayal/s

  • Difficulty managing external stressors

  • Temporary or permanent separation

Couples counselling is a specialised field of therapy so whether your relationship is in crisis or if you are looking to enhance it, finding a therapist trained in this area can help.  

Relationship Counselling

Gottman Therapy Redlands

The primary method of approach I work with is Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  It is the gold standard in relationship therapy and is known worldwide for its effectiveness.  It was developed after 40 years of research and real life feedback from couples to determine what makes relationships successful.  While many therapists apply principles from Gottman, I have been trained by The Gottman Institute.  

Gottman Method Couples Therapy is designed to address your specific needs and in doing so, get your relationship going in the right direction again.  It is a combination of scientific assessment and individually tailored relationship therapy where sessions are structured using research based interventions.  Facilitated by myself, couples are guided towards having a deeper understanding of one another, helping to let go of destructive behaviours and to develop new skills that help you work through issues in a healthy and productive way rather than just venting about them.

Couples entering therapy will start with an assessment phase.  This assessment allows me to enter your world and spend some time understanding your past, your needs, what triggers you and how all your layers impact you as a couple when you interact with each other as well as to learn where your pain points are.  The assessment will also form part of your treatment plan moving into therapy sessions and will be discussed with you as part of goal setting in the final stage of the assessment.

The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy help partners to:

  • Address conflict constructively and reduce negative interactions

  • Create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding

  • Remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy

  • Increase respect, affection and intimacy

Relationships have the highest chance of success when counselling is undertaken more frequently.  These can be slowly extended as the couple master their new skills.  Sessions are therefore offered weekly or fortnightly to start and progress is reviewed throughout therapy.

Sessions can be provided in person in Redlands or online Australia-wide.

Not ready to try counselling just yet?  Why not look at the Relationship Health Assessment.  It's a great step for those couples wanting to work on their relationship but not yet ready for therapy.

Gottman Relationship Therapy

Statistics related to relationship counselling:

  • 84% of couples who want to stay together, are willing to do the work and are committed to engaging in counselling sessions, are successful.

  • 86% of couples who are committed to their relationship and attend therapy for affair recovery successfully repair their marriage.

  • 69% of problems in relationships are perpetual, ie, they are related to differences in personality, values, etc.  Learning how to communicate is key.

  • The cost of therapy far outweighs the emotional and financial cost of separation and divorce.

Additional Areas for Couples

What Clients Are Saying


"We've been really connecting with our conversations as they are now so much deeper and more meaningful.  We have also found we are more willing to open up because we are both feeling heard and understood rather than when we were just projecting our feelings onto each other.

We've come such a long way already and we feel so much closer to one another"

Mick & Marlene, Married

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