Online Couples Counselling Australia
Online couples counselling has come to the fore during the challenges of the last couple of years, as relationships have come under considerable pressure.
The routines that have traditionally offered stability and rhythm to our lives have been replaced by more ad hoc arrangements; while frequent lockdowns have seen couples spending much more time together – for better or for worse!
When you combine all this with work, financial stresses, and limited social interaction, it is not surprising to learn that around 42% of couples reported experiencing a negative change in their relationship with their partner.
It’s not always easy to make the decision to seek help with your relationship issues and there are many factors that can contribute to couples failing to prioritise this process.
This is why at Anchoring Your Life Counselling, one of our specialities is online couples counselling. While we are based in the Redlands on Brisbane’s southside, you can access professional and caring counselling support no matter where you are in Australia.
The Benefits of Online Couples Counselling
In online couples counselling, the therapist and couple meet in an online meeting room to conduct therapy.
Because couples counselling is about the couple relationship rather than the two individuals, it is very much suited to online delivery. The benefits of this type of counselling include:
Therapeutic Relationship - Choosing the right therapist for you rather than the therapist closest to you is important to the success of the counselling process. Online counselling allows you to find the right fit.
Distance - It is very much suited to situations where the couple travels, has temporarily split, or for those in long distance relationships such as FIFO.
Comfort - By being able to remain in your own home, you are likely to feel more comfortable and open to the process.
Access - Life is busy and your diary is probably already filled with countless other family and work commitments. Not only that, but this type of appointment also requires both of you to attend at the same time. Online couples counselling alleviates some of that stress and can be more easily included in your already busy schedule. It also removes the potential barrier of trying to arrange babysitting or childcare.
Cost-saving - Online couples counselling provides the added bonus of removing transportation costs such as petrol and parking.
Privacy - Many couples worry that they may be seen attending a counselling office, or may even run into someone they know. Online couples counselling eliminates those concerns.
The Gottman Method of Relationship Counselling
The Gottman couples method is a very effective approach that combines scientific assessment with proven therapies to provide effective treatment, helping you build stronger, happier and more resilient relationships. It can be used during all stages of a relationship and is particularly helpful for any couple struggling with difficulties such as:
However, you don’t have to be experiencing problems to benefit from online couples counselling. All relationships are a work in progress and counselling with a Gottman-trained counsellor is a great idea if you want to break through barriers to build connection and intimacy.
If online couples counselling sounds like it could benefit your relationship, then head to our online booking page, or alternatively get in touch and we provide any further information you might need.