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.
In your journey becoming what you want to be, you can count on Johann as a counsellor, coach and mentor. Johann completed his PhD in psychology at work by researching the influence of context on performance. He is trained in several evidence-based approaches, including CBT, Mindfulness and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT).
Wendy is a clinical psychologist and her main client focus is on assisting with anxiety (general anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD – hoarding, PTSD and complex trauma), depression, grief and loss, gender dysphoria, life transitions, managing intense emotions, interpersonal relationships and palliative care support.
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.
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.
Melissa is an experienced psychologist of over 10 years who adopts a warm, caring, and empathetic style of counselling to people from all walks of life, backgrounds, cultures and social demographic groups. As a parent of 3 younger children, Melissa understands the demands of a working mother and the importance of maintaining a balanced and healthy quality of life.
Mary is very keen to equip you with the life skills, social and behavioural skills, cognitive skills using acceptance and mindfulness techniques. This will build your repertoire of tools to better manage life on a day to day basis so that you are leading a more fulfilling and functional lifestyle with confidence.
Rosemary welcomes clients concerned with personal issues such as anger, stress, anxiety, and depression, self-esteem, phobias, adjustment, behavioural change, eating disorders, smoking cessation, grief and loss, and relationships. She also welcomes clients with workplace issues such as career development, motivation, performance, and interpersonal conflict.
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.
Margarite has a down to earth way of connecting with those she works with. Everyone needs a personal cheerleader in their life and Margarite tries to be that when she works with individuals. Margarite has an eclectic approach when counselling clients though has a specific interest in mindfulness and positive psychology.
Christina has a background in the corporate environment working on changes and improvement. She is passionate about working with individuals to identify ways for personal improvement. Christina has an interest in helping clients deal with issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions and relationship difficulties. Christina offers therapy in both English and Mandarin.
Paulette has trained in a range of evidence based approaches and values assisting with the impact of trauma particularly in the Frontline Services, having volunteered and worked in that sector. Using psychology and supporting day to day, life challenges is one of the keys to assisting people transition through events and she enjoys the satisfaction in helping others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.