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. 

    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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    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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    Ilan Cohen

    Ilan has worked as senior clinical psychologist in some of Sydney‘s best known clinics including Bronte’s Sydney Clinic, St Vincent Hospital and numerous medical centres. He has worked with all population groups including children, adolescents, men and women of all ages.

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    Seija Herat

    Seija takes a compassionate, open and validating approach in working with clients in order to establish a safe and supportive therapeutic alliance to assist throughout difficult and challenging experiences.

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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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    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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    John Capon

    John supports clients to overcome life challenges and to develop the psychological flexibility they need to be well and thrive. John has a keen interest in supporting people experiencing workplace issues and challenges in their professional life. He is passionate about working with athletes to help them to overcome challenges and achieve peak performance.

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    Kate Lemerle

    Kate has been working with people from many different walks of life, struggling to make many different changes in their lives, for over 40 years. Her work now is primarily with people overcoming anxiety and depression, with a special area of interest in counselling trauma from a positive psychology perspective.

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    Nick Rayner

    Nick has experience working with a diverse range of clients, including children, adolescents and adults. He also has extensive experience working with people with post -traumatic stress and anxiety disorder, including survivors of natural disaster s who may be recovering from bushfires cyclones and floods.

    Nick has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination, low self -esteem and interpersonal difficulties.

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    Stephanie Cook

    Stephanie has had nearly three decades of working with a diversity of clients of all ages, issues and genres. Stephanie is keen to support you with with relationship issues, family issues, depression and anxiety, faulty thinking, self esteem, learning difficulties, stress, performance management and parenting.

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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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    Tracey Larkin

    Tracey has been a registered psychologist for more than 20 years and has worked with clients of all ages presenting with a range of personal, health, relationship and career concerns.

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    Emma White

    Emma has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a range of presenting concerns. She has extensive experience working with clients who may be struggling with adjustment and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, eating and body image concerns and psychotic illnesses.

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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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    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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