Relationship Counselling Melbourne

Expert Relationship Counselling in Melbourne

At our SHYNE Wellness centre in Melbourne, we specialize in transforming relationship challenges into opportunities for growth through expert counselling. Feel overwhelmed by relationship stress? Discover how our tailored counselling can fit seamlessly into your life and empower both your personal and professional relationships.

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  • Highly Qualified & Certified
  • Very High Success Rate
  • Sincerely Passionate

How Relationship Counselling Can Help You

At SHYNE Wellness, our relationship counselling services are designed to assist individuals and couples at various stages of their relationships. Whether you’re navigating the challenging waters of communication problems or dealing with the complexities of emotional intimacy with your partner, our counselling can provide the tools and strategies needed to foster a healthier, more fulfilling connection.

Emotionally Focussed and Narrative Therapies

Utilizing approaches like emotionally focussed therapy and narrative therapies, our team helps you rewrite the stories that govern your relationships and work on enhancing emotional connections. This high-level approach allows for deeper understanding and resolution of the centre of underlying issues.

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Is Relationship Counselling Right for You?

Relationship counselling isn’t just for couples on the brink of separation. It’s also for those looking to strengthen a good relationship, manage life transitions smoothly, or enhance their understanding of each other. If you’re experiencing communication breakdowns, feel misunderstood, or if stress and anxiety are undermining your relationship’s health, our services are here to help.

Recognizing the Signs

It’s essential to seek relationship counselling when you feel certain signs emerge that indicate potential issues within the relationship. Here are additional indicators that suggest it might be time to consider professional help:

  • Persistent Misunderstandings: Frequent miscommunications with your partner leading to frustration and disconnection.
  • Emotional Detachment: Feeling emotionally distant or disconnected from your partner, which can manifest as a lack of empathy or emotional response.
  • Escalating Arguments: Disputes that rapidly increase in intensity or frequency, signaling unresolved underlying issues.
  • Impact on Mental Health: Noticeable effects on individual mental health, such as increased anxiety or depression related to relationship dynamics.
  • Changes in Relationship Dynamics: Significant shifts in how interactions occur, often after major life events or changes in personal circumstances that include work.
  • Decreased Sexual Intimacy: Issues around sexual intimacy and desire can create tension and distance from your partner.

Addressing these signs early through counselling can help couples and individuals work out their issues more effectively, preventing further deterioration of the relationship.

What to Expect in Relationship Counselling

Entering relationship counselling at our Melbourne centre, you can expect a supportive and understanding environment. Our therapist, a registered member of several reputable associations, is highly experienced in couple therapy and counselling services.

A Three-Step Process to Healing

  1. Consultation: Your journey starts with a comprehensive consultation designed to delve into your specific circumstances and goals. You can reach out online or call us at our Melbourne centre directly. This initial step allows us to gather essential insights about your unique situation, ensuring that the therapy approach is perfectly aligned with your needs.
  2. Customized Therapy Plan: Following the in-depth initial assessment, we craft a personalized therapy plan tailored just for you. This plan incorporates advanced therapeutic methods, such as the Gottman method alongside proven couple therapy techniques, to address the specific challenges you’re facing. Our goal is to create a strategy that not only addresses your current concerns but also fosters long-term resilience and relationship health.
  3. Progress and Adaptation: We recognize that therapy is an evolving process that requires flexibility and attentiveness. As we move forward, we continuously monitor the effectiveness of the therapy plan, making adjustments and adaptations as necessary. This ensures that the therapy remains relevant and responsive to your changing needs and circumstances, promoting sustained progress and improvement.

Benefits of Relationship Counselling

Relationship counselling offers a wide range of benefits that can significantly improve the quality of your relationships and overall well-being:

  • Improved Communication: Learn techniques to enhance clarity and reduce misunderstandings with your partner.
  • Deeper Emotional Connections: Address issues of intimacy and trust, building stronger emotional ties.
  • Conflict Resolution: Develop strategies that work to help manage and resolve conflicts healthily and constructively.
  • Enhanced Self-Awareness: Counseling encourages individuals to reflect on their behaviors and understand their impact on the relationship.
  • Stress Reduction: Techniques to manage stress within work, relationship, and individually, enhancing overall well-being.
  • Prevention of Family Violence: By addressing conflict and stress early, counselling can play a crucial role in preventing the escalation into family violence.
  • Support During Life Transitions: Navigating life changes such as parenting, career shifts, or aging can strain relationships; counselling provides essential support during these times.
  • Improved Family Dynamics: For families, counselling can help resolve conflicts and foster a more supportive and understanding home environment.
  • Long-Term Relationship Health: Consistent counselling aids in maintaining a healthy relationship by regularly addressing and resolving emerging issues.

These benefits are achieved through a combination of proven therapies from our therapist, including emotionally focussed therapy and narrative therapies, which help a team, individuals, and couples develop healthier ways of relating to one another.

Our Approach to Relationship Counselling

At SHYNE Wellness, our approach is integrative and tailored. At our Melbourne centre, we combine traditional therapeutic techniques with modern methodologies like the Gottman method to address a broad spectrum of relationship issues. Our goal is to empower you to make sustainable changes that enhance your quality of life.

Tailoring Therapy to Your Needs

Every couple’s journey is unique, and so should be their therapy. We focus on understanding the specific needs and dynamics of each relationship, which allows us to provide more precise and effective counselling.

Types of Relationships We Help

Our Melbourne-based centre offers support across a wide range of relationships:

  • Married and Long-term Couples: Strengthen bonds or navigate the complexities of marriage.
  • Engaged Couples: Pre-marital counselling to establish a strong foundation for marriage.
  • High-Conflict Couples: Interventions specifically designed to reduce conflict and rebuild respect and understanding.
  • Couples Considering Separation: Helping couples explore all options and understand the best path forward, whether together or apart.
  • Interfaith/Intercultural Couples: Navigating the complexities of differing cultural or religious backgrounds.
  • Couples with Chronic Health Issues: Supporting couples where one or both partners feel or are dealing with chronic health conditions.
  • LGBTIQ+ Relationships: Addressing the unique challenges faced by LGBTIQ+ couples in a supportive and affirmative environment.

Common Relationship Issues We Address

At SHYNE Wellness in Melbourne, our experienced therapist specializes in a wide range of relationship issues that can impact couples at various stages of their life together. Understanding these issues is the first step toward healing and improvement. Here are some of the most common challenges we address through our relationship counselling services:

  • Communication Problems: Overcoming barriers to effective communication, helping individuals express their thoughts and feelings clearly and constructively.
  • Trust and Infidelity Issues: Rebuilding trust after betrayal, providing strategies for healing and preventing future incidents.
  • Life Transitions: Supporting couples through significant life changes like marriage, childbirth, relocation, or career transitions that can stress a relationship.
  • Sexual and Intimacy Issues: Addressing problems with sexual dissatisfaction or intimacy disconnects to foster a fulfilling physical connection.
  • Family and Parental Challenges: Enhancing family team dynamics, including parenting styles, child-rearing conflicts, and interactions with extended family members.
  • Financial Disputes: Helping couples navigate the complex issues surrounding money management, financial goals, and budget disagreements.
  • Cultural and Value Differences: Facilitating understanding and respect for differences in background, culture, and core values within a relationship.
  • Health-Related Stress: Assisting couples dealing with chronic illness, mental health issues, or disability that can put a strain on relationships.
  • Work-Life Balance: Providing strategies to manage the pressures of working with a team and professional life while maintaining a healthy relationship.
  • Conflict Resolution: Teaching couples how to resolve conflicts without resentment or anger, fostering a culture of mutual respect and understanding.
  • Anxiety and Stress Management: Offering techniques to cope with individual stresses that spill over into relationships.
  • Depression Impact: Addressing how individual or mutual depression can affect relationships and providing ways to support each other.
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse: Supporting couples in dealing with the challenges posed by addiction, whether it involves alcohol, drugs, or other compulsive behaviors.
  • Grieving and Loss: Helping couples cope with the loss of a loved one, including navigating the emotional complexities that follow.
  • Jealousy and Insecurity: Working through feelings of jealousy or insecurity that can undermine a relationship’s stability.

Getting Started with Relationship Counselling

Don’t miss out on living a stress-free life! If you’re ready to begin your journey toward a healthier, more connected relationship, here’s how you can get started with SHYNE Wellness:

  1. Contact Us: Don’t hesitate to reach out to our centre either through our online contact form or by giving us a call. Our team is here to help you book your initial consultation at a time that suits you best.
  2. Initial Assessment: Schedule a meeting with our highly experienced therapist who will take the time to understand your unique needs and goals. This step is crucial for creating a personalized therapy plan that addresses your specific situation.
  3. Begin Therapy: Once your personalized therapy plan is in place, you’re ready to start your therapy sessions, online or at our centre. Embark on your journey towards building a healthier relationship with guided support from our team every step of the way.

Find More Fulfilling Relationships at SHYNE Wellness

Happy Relationship

Connect with us today at SHYNE Wellness, and embark on a journey towards a more fulfilling and joyful relationship. Located in the heart of Melbourne, our centre with our dedicated therapist is committed to providing you with the services and support you need at every step of your journey. Whether you’re looking to enhance your connections or improve your mental health, our expert counselling services are tailored to meet your unique needs. Join the many individuals and couples who have already benefited from our personalized approach and have found deeper understanding and happiness. Don’t wait any longer to transform your life. Reach out to SHYNE Wellness online or give us a call now and let us help you unlock a brighter, more connected future.

Getting the help you need doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

The reality is we all have feelings and emotions and we all need healthy outlets to explore, understand, express and grow from these feelings and emotions.

Poli can help you start this process.

  • Explore mixed feelings
  • Achieve clarity and acknowledgement
  • Learn effective communication strategies
  • Alleviate distress
  • Support more positive thinking
  • Inspire effective problem-solving
  • Improve relationships
  • Boost self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Explore the balance between personal goals and relationship priorities


Counsellor and Life Coach

Poli is a multi-talented and committed Counsellor and Life Coach who is sincerely passionate about supporting her clients through their issues. Poli is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and International Coaching Federation and has assisted clients worldwide. She specialises in working with adolescents, couples, adults and families. Poli provides practical support that a client can use immediately to help them move forward in life.

Poli is a very warm, understanding and patient Counsellor and Life Coach who truly enjoys seeing her clients achieve success in their life. She listens compassionately and guides the client using forward thinking techniques that help them create a better future for themselves. Her extensive educational training gives her the ability to listen and coach clients through their problems in a way in which they feel empowered and inspired.

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If you’re unable to schedule an appointment and are feeling overwhelmed and would like immediate counselling and support, please call (0417 616 406).

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