Relationship Counselling

    Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to improve your relationship through evidence-based video and telephone counselling.
    Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to improve your relationship through evidence-based video and telephone counselling.
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    Learn about Relationship Counselling

    Often people think relationship counselling is for couples and isn’t applicable if you don’t have a partner. However, there are several reasons you may be needing relationship counselling, even if you are single. You may be seeking a fulfilling relationship, or attempting to move on after a breakup. However, entering a healthy long-term relationship involves more than just finding the right person. It begins with a strong sense of who you are as an individual, and a healthy emotional state.

     

    If you are finding the opportunities to enter into a relationship are not presenting themselves, this does not mean you are destined to be alone. You may need the help of a psychologist to understand thought or behaviour patterns which are holding you back from a healthy relationship. Counselling can help you to gain insight into the things which may be preventing you from finding love. A relationship is an investment. It requires time and effort and the more you put in, the more you will get back. Whether you are looking for advice on a current relationship, assistance to enter into a new relationship, counselling can help you build the skills needed for a healthy, satisfying, long-lasting connection.

     

    Perhaps you are struggling to move on after a break-up and let go. Or you may feel ‘damaged’ from past relationships, and this is affecting your ability to trust others, and therefore form new relationships. It is common for fear of rejection to overtake the desire to pursue or commit to a relationship – scared that being rejected will somehow indicate to us that we are unlovable.

     

    If you feel you are desperate to find someone, but have been unable to enter into a relationship you may:

    Fear being alone, and struggle to cope with being single

    Feel that you are running out of time

    Be unable to move on from past relationships and let go of ex-partners

    Feel unattractive or unlovable, and your self-esteem is being impacted

    Feel that love is something for people around you but not for you

    Find it difficult to open up and/or be intimate when dating

    Feel that you want to give up on finding a partner

     

    Your someone.health psychologist can help put you on the right track and give you the best possible chance of entering into a healthy relationship by:

     

    Helping to explore previous relationships and possible destructive patterns

    Helping you to move on from past relationships and associated emotional pain you may be holding on to

    Working towards improving your self-esteem and emotional independence

    Addressing your ability to be sexually and physically intimate

    Teaching effective communication strategies

    Helping you to navigate a relationship during the early stages, which can be confusing

    Helping you understand your needs within a relationship

    Addressing your fears about being vulnerable

    Teaching effective coping strategies

    Relationship Counselling Psychologists

    Meet the someone.health psychologists currently available to see new clients for relationship counselling. 

    Madaline Boyd

    Madaline has experience in working with a diverse range of clients across the lifespan. She has a keen interest in working with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and experiencing the effects of trauma. As well as supporting Children and Families. She has extensive experiencing in working with people with Autism and Intellectual Disability.

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    Michelle Kelly

    Michelle is experienced working with clients presenting for depression and anxiety in addition to those experiencing issues relating to substance use, emotional regulation and relationship challenges.

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    Christine Craig

    Christine has extensive experience working with a diverse range of clients from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. Her work has involved working in private practice, in schools and as a therapist for children, adolescents and adults on the Autism Spectrum.

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    Louise Stanley

    Louise has extensive experience with children and adolescents but is very comfortable working with all age groups. Clients with issues in the areas of self esteem, stress, anxiety and depression, substance use issues and body/weight related issues would be assisted by Louise’s experience in these fields.

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    Sue Schulz

    Sue has experience working with many people of different ages across the lifespan, children, adolescents, and adults – including ‘seniors’. The diverse range of challenges she has provided support and counselling for include people with work and relationship issues; helping parents find joy in their relationship with their children, including those with behavioural difficulties or medical and disability concerns.

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    Ross Leembruggen

    With over 22 years experience as a psychologist and executive leader, Ross has developed a highly professional suite of organisational and clinical skills to provide compassionate, caring and committed evidence-based psychological services to individuals and couples that makes a real difference.

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    Lauren McKeogh

    Lauren works with people of all ages with concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem, grief and loss, substance use and addiction, trauma, abuse, and children with behavioural and emotional regulation concerns, and social skills deficits. Lauren uses CBT, ACT, DBT, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.

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    Gail Nichols

    Gail believes therapy is a collaborative process where you select the style that you feel most comfortable. Gail is trained to use a number of evidence based approaches including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

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    Pinar Karabulut

    Pinar is a supportive, empathetic psychologist with 9 years of clinical experience. Her approach primarily focuses on ‘here and now’, bringing mindfulness, and cognitive behaviour therapy into the sessions to enable exploration and growth. Goal-setting, psycho-education, and supportive counselling are all embedded into her sessions.

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    Louise Brealey

    Louise has gained a wealth of experience working with clients from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, seeing clients ranging from school age to the elderly population. Louise is passionate about working with anyone experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionistic/obsessive, compulsive traits, sleep difficulties and interpersonal issues.

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    Nina Shapiro

    Nina has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship and family difficulties, gender identity issues, work stress, low self-esteem, anger issues, survivors of sexual abuse and other childhood trauma. She is trained in several evidence based approaches, including CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

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    Chris Santalucia

    Chris has experience working with a diverse range of clients. This includes working with people with anxiety and depression, PTSD and trauma related recovery, relationship issues, family dysfunction, grief and loss, low self esteem and interpersonal difficulties and much more.

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    Jeanette McLean

    Jeanette has 27 years of experience as a psychologist. She has worked in private practice, as an Employee Assistance Provider (both internal and external) and as a teacher of counselling in a private counselling college.

    Jeanette has gained a lot of expertise working in many areas of psychopathology over the years and continues to enjoy ongoing professional development, offering a service of value.

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    Trisha Nowland

    Trisha has experience working with a diverse range of clients including children, community from different cultural backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, and LGBT+ community.

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    Eyleia Saleeb

    Eyleia has worked with a broad range of people presenting with different life experiences and problems. Eyleia has worked with children who suffer from internal problems such as anxiety and depression, as well as external issues such as ADHD and ODD.

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    Nisha Bothra

    Nisha has worked with a diverse range of adults from different ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds. She has extensive experience working with people struggling with depression, perfectionism, procrastination, shame, and negative early life experiences. She also has a keen interest in supporting people with health-based presentations such as cancer and chronic pain.

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    Chris Wood

    Chris is experienced in a range of concerns including depression & mood disorders, anxiety & life transitions, PTSD & trauma and relationship issues. Chris uses CBT and techniques from Motivational Interviewing, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness to assist people suffering from anxiety and depression.

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    Kemi Alaba-Ekpo

    Kemi has an interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, relationship issues and parenting concerns. She works to ensure that every person’s uniqueness is taken into consideration by creating a personalised treatment plan with each client using evidence based therapies.

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    Teresa Caruso

    Teresa’s approach is compassionate, open-minded, and collaborative – she employs various strategies and techniques that will best suit you as an individual. Teresa has broad experience with a range of difficulties including anxiety, OCD, depression, LGBTQ concerns, PTSD, addiction, ADHD, NDIS, eating disorders, grief and loss, stress & anger management, violence or family trauma, personality disorders, career & couples counselling.

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    Lisa Grauaug

    Lisa is passionate about working with and empowering individuals to feel better and experience a sense of wellbeing. At times we are faced with personal challenges and extremely difficult times. Her recent focus has been on mindfulness-based approaches to assist with mental health issues.

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