Couples Counselling in Elizabeth Bay, NSW

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Amanda Gordon
Psychologist, Hon FAPS
Verified
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I have worked with individuals and couples for over thirty years, helping them negotiate the struggles of life in this time of quick change, uncertainty and significant social pressure. Relationships are the first victims when people become anxious or challenged in their lives. Yet I believe relationships are the core to good mental health and personal development. These issues are relevant to people of all ages, and not specific to gender, race or religion. The presenting symptom could be grief, anxiety, depression, arguments, irritability or any form of dysfunctional behaviour - the underlying issue has to be addressed.
(02) 9053 4575
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Stephen Moore
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Inner Strength Therapy offers counselling in Sydney for trauma and anxiety to individuals and couples who are finding life challenging and stressful due to adverse past trauma. We address and treat a wide range of mental health issues including mood and anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Counselling and Therapy are about healing and finding your way again towards a life of contentment and purpose. Sometimes this comes down to simply talking it out with an understanding and perceptive person trained in areas of counselling.
(02) 8294 7054
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Katie Thorncraft
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified
Verified
I help couples to learn how to grow through relationship challenges, building relationship health and resilience and learning new ways to communicate .
I work to help people create better relationships with themselves, and better relationships with other people. I help my clients to understand and learn to regulate what is happening in their bodies, dealing with anxiety, stress, depression and trauma in practical, tangible and simple ways. I aim to help people become less self-critical, frustrated and stressed and create a more meaningful life.
0432 586 344
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Scott Houston
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified
Verified
The therapeutic relationship that you and I create, together, can be a source of support and comfort, while providing a place in which to make sense of these issues, challenge perceptions, and highlight unhelpful behavioural and thought patterns, so that you learn new ways of relating and ultimately be your authentic self to enjoy living again.
Hello, I'm Scott. I am a practising Counsellor/Psychotherapist who works across a variety of presentations including anxiety, depression, psycho sexual issues, relationships and LGBTQ matters. My talking therapy approach offers empathy, understanding, is non-judgemental, and is conducted in an environment that is confidential and safe, as we sensitively explore your thoughts, feelings, relationships, family history and past traumas or deficits, to make sense of these issues, so that you feel relief from your distress and you can once again have greater control of your own life.
(02) 9100 0182
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Andrew Robertson
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified
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I have worked both in inpatient facilities and in private practice with clients experiencing issues such as addiction, depression, anxiety, developmental and complex trauma, PTSD, grief, relationship problems and identity confusion.
My greatest satisfaction is working with clients to help them transcend the issues and experiences that hold them back from having the lives they want. Embarking on psychotherapy should be one of the most meaningful experiences a person can have. Accompanying another human being on that path is the most deeply rewarding aspect of my work.
(02) 8294 7992
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Clinton Power
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Since 2003 I have specialised in working with relationship issues.
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship , you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship . If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
(02) 8188 3842
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Geoff Miles Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
I have a strong committment to the value of life experiences and events, and understand the importance of placing them in a positive light. With attentive and empathetic listening I assist clients to confront and normalise those life events and factors that contribute to depression, anxiety and relational difficulties, and help live comfortably with them. I have worked since 2015 as a community chaplain in an area with challenges in addiction, mental illness, anxiety and depression. I farmed 20 years, 10 years manager of a Educational Christian Conference centre and 10 years founding and operating a software company.
0435 998 089
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Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011
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Dr Sandra Darmanin
Psychologist, PsychD, MACPA
Verified
Verified
Providing clinical and professional leadership to the Clinical Director and Psychologists in delivering individualised care •Delivering specialised psychological therapies for service users from all professional levels, including CEOs and Senior Executives, from diverse industries, such as healthcare, finance, banking, and advertising
(02) 8074 1629
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Kurt Bayly
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
My goal in therapy is to create a safe, confidential space where you are able to talk openly about your life, without feeling judged. As your therapist, I will give you the time and care to really understand where you are coming from and give you constructive feedback that empowers you to set realistic goals, make appropriate changes and have strong, genuine relationships. In three words I am kind, honest, attuned.
(02) 9100 0328
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Misia Temler
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I help adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and a range of other cognitive and behavioural difficulties. I take an active goal-oriented approach aimed at breaking unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns. I work with clients in developing personalised treatment plans based on their unique needs and responsivity. I use evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I draw on my PhD area of expertise in memory and cognition to help clients effectively integrate their past, present, and future so they can move forward in life.
(02) 9100 0076
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Fiona Ziebell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
When was the last time you invested in your most valuable asset – YOU? Offering you a safe & supportive space to explore your current experience of life, our session together will enhance your personal awareness, help clarify your values and assist you in aligning your reality with your preferred way of being for a more satisfying and meaningful existence.
(02) 8073 9391
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Partnership for Growth Group Pty Ltd
Counsellor, MSc, AASW
Verified
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At Partnership for Growth we understand that it is not always easy to reach out and ask for help. We also know with the right support you can overcome your mental health and emotional struggles. Our therapy takes a holistic approach that get's to the root of your problem and give you the skills needed to cope and manage your life better. The journey can be inspiring, you will get clarity, understanding and confidence to move forward and get out of being stuck and not knowing what to do. We look forward to being there with you and supporting you in your journey to recovery.
(02) 8503 9918
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Jennifer Gripton-Corbett Counselling&Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
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Jennifer is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist committed to providing individuals with the unique opportunity to be heard by a caring health professional in an accepting environment where new possibilities and life changes become an option. Jennifer works in private practice, at a NFO & is a sessional academic and supervisor at Canberra University. She works collaboratively with individuals, couples or family to achieve growth, change and new possibilities. Jennifer is interested in counselling people who desire life change, are experiencing relationship issues, are stressed, grieving, or experiencing mental health issues
(02) 9100 0873
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Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
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Melissa Desmarchelier
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I have 13 years experience working with a range of issues, from alcohol and other drugs, to complex trauma, family and relationship difficulties to struggles with life direction, depression, anxiety, OCD, gender and sexual identity issues and sex therapy.
I work predominantly with adolescents, young people, and adults, and have a special interest in working with people who are studying or working in creative fields (music, visual arts, dance), people from culturally and linguistically-diverse backgrounds and the LGBTQIA+ community, girls from age 12 and women of all ages. I apply an integrative approach comprised of evidence-based interventions such as CBT, ACT, EFT, NT and SFT. I have a special interest in Mindfulness, Music-Assisted Therapy, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Feminist Psychology and working with girls and women.
(07) 2100 4865
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Russell Drinkwater
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling unhappy about your relationship ? Are you arguing about the same issues and unable to reach a solution? On average people wait 6 years before seeking help with a relationship problem. The longer a problem persists, the greater the resentment builds towards your partner . •Individual and/or couples counselling to help people manage conflict. •Training in communication skills. •Helping to re-build trust after an affair. •Helping individuals to cope with separation/divorce. •Helping clients who have anxiety, depression or stress. •Helping men who are struggling. •Counselling adult survivors of childhood abuse. • Zoom.
(02) 9159 6027
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Elizabeth Alvanos
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
One of my strengths is supporting individuals and couples identify emotional tension in their relationship /s.
As a therapist, I understand how difficult it is to sit opposite a complete stranger and make every attempt to be vulnerable. Sharing your struggles takes courage. I will hold a secure and empathic space while we explore your internal world. I also hold a happy and non-judgmental space where you will feel heard as you explore your vulnerabilities.
(02) 9100 0471
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Esther Ogilvie
MSc
Do you suffer from unprocessed trauma or feel stuck, anxious, depressed? Are you experiencing sex or gender identity issues, interpersonal struggles or emotional dysregulation? This includes relationships with fear, self-doubt, shame and guilt, and major life transitions. Through our sessions you will see a change in your nervous system and emotional regulation, self-awareness of patterns and behaviours, self-compassion and a larger vitality for life. I offer support for individuals and couples experiencing relationship challenges particularly ethical non monogamy and kink. Couples will experience a new found sense of understanding.
(03) 8338 1834
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Gabby Miguel
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Gabby works with various presentations, such as depression, stress, anxiety, ASD, ADHD, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, and emotion dysregulation. She sees clients on a short and long-term basis, utilising evidence-based modalities tailored to individual client needs and goals. She promotes the education of patients and their family members on mental and behaviour disorders, making use of psychoeducation as a supporting aspect of the client’s treatment.
(02) 9158 6662
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Ernst Meyer Somatic Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Have you been feeling overly unhappy, depressed or anxious? Have you had panic attacks, issues with eating, loss of energy or exhaustion, sexual difficulties, relationship issues? Have you seen a psychiatrist or a psychologist and the treatment didn't "work"? Psychotherapy can help people change old patterns of actions, thoughts, feelings, and relationships. As you gain more self-awareness and self-understanding, you might feel more empowered to make life choices on your own terms. Many people experience not only a reduction of their symptoms, but can live richer and more fulfilling lives, even after they stop going to therapy.
(02) 9100 0096
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Monica Masero
Psychotherapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all have times when we experience challenges in life that would benefit from the support of a skilled professional. Whether it be challenges with the relationship with ourselves, with an intimate partner , children, parents, grandparents, co-workers or employers, at Pause and Effect Change we can help you reconnect with your authentic needs, identify patterns that may be constraining the change you desire, find a new perspective to problems that may feel entrenched, teach you new tools that are sustainable and easy to learn and access new found energy to activate the change you need to make.
(02) 8599 7168
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Double Bay, NSW 2028
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Couples Counselling

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.