Our Senior Psychologists Kasia Gordon and Brett Somers specialise in marriage and relationship counselling. The Couples Clinic is now a branch of Cause Effect Psychology.
From the outset of intervention, we aim to diagnose the cause of relationship dissatisfaction or disconnection, then tailor a treatment program which will benefit the couple. Many factors can lead to relationship breakdown. As such, it is important to choose a therapist who is experienced and well-trained in identifying presenting concerns and implementing the most appropriate strategies to resolve these.
Common themes for couples who present to our clinic include:
• Lack of intimacy
• Poor communication
• Loss of love or friendship
• Relationship neglect
• Controlling behaviour
• Verbal abuse
• Imbalance of power
• Sexual problems
• Problems with parenting
• Issues with extended family
• Anger management problems
• Separating or divorcing respectfully
• Managing mental health issues for one or both partners
Cause Effect Psychologists have been intensively trained in Gottman Marital Therapy and Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT).
Marriage and relationship counselling is also beneficial for those looking to enrich their relationship, and is not solely focused on crises and the repair of poor conflict management.
Please see the below links for more information on our specialised couples therapeutic process and services.