Marriage Counselling Melbourne

Relationships can be hard work at times; everyone holds different values, which sometimes clash with the values of our partners. If you find yourself in a situation where there are relationship issues with your partner, book a marriage counselling session with Shyne Wellness and get your relationship back on track.

Seeking help for your relationship sooner rather than later gives you more chance of resolving the issues and getting your relationship back on track.

There are no shortcuts or magical solutions to a happy and long relationship with your loved one. All relationships take work, which is why many people turn to marriage counselling.

Couples Counselling

Never been to a counselling session before? That’s okay. Our sessions are a place of understanding and calmness. Our ultimate goal is to get your relationship working again. Attending counselling sessions with an open mind and a willingness to work with your loved one is the key to a successful counselling session.

At your initial sessions, it is recommended that you attend with your partner; this helps us get a clear idea about you and your partner as a couple and your relationship as a whole. We aim to get you to a point where you are at ease and comfortable to discuss issues within your relationship.

After your initial appointments, you may like to book a personal appointment with the counsellor to work through your personal issues with your relationship, before again seeing your counsellor as a couple. 

What to Expect in Counselling

Many people don’t spend a lot of time with a counsellor so it is natural to be apprehensive about the process. Here’s some of what you can expect in a relationship counselling session with Shyne Wellness:

  • We’ll ask you about your current problems and issues that you are facing in your relationship. It’s a basic question that tells us a lot.
  • We’ll ask you about the history of your relationship so that we can see your initial attraction to each other and what your relationship was like in the past.
  • We’ll ask you about any individual historical issues that not only affected your life but may be leading to the issues impacting on your relationship.
  • We’ll look for your strengths as a couple – the things that work well and that you can use to build your relationship up again.
  • We’ll ask you about the type of relationship you desire, what you want and what you don’t want.

Most people seek a relationship counselling session because their relationship isn’t fulfilling, or they are unhappy and no longer satisfied with where their relationship is heading. The earlier you see intervention and support, the more chance you have of your relationship surviving.

Do you need help with your relationship? Book an appointment with Shyne Wellness and let’s discuss how we can help you.

Benefits of Relationship Counselling

We all love to be in a relationship that just works. But they aren’t easy and they do take some maintenance. Many couples find benefits to counselling, even if there are no major issues with their family relationships.

The biggest source of issues within relationships? Communication. Many people don’t know how to communicate what it is they want and need. Often we are taught to not communicate our wants and needs. If this is you, and you’re finding it difficult to communicate with your loved one, we can help.

What benefits can you expect to see from relationship and marriage counselling?

  • Improved communication between parties
  • Regaining the intimacy and connection you once had
  • Ability to renegotiate on commitments
  • Ability to make decisions jointly
  • Build self-esteem
  • Improve mental health
  • Ability to build a happy and successful family
  • A strengthening of the bonds between your partner and yourself

Why Use a Marriage and Relationship Counsellor?

Often, it is one party who gets the other to agree to marriage and relationship counselling. Making that first appointment can be the hardest step. At Shyne Wellness, our entire team is friendly and welcoming, which allows you to be more open as to why you need a relationship and marriage counsellor.

Improving Communication

A relationship is made up of individuals who each have their own history, personality, and desires. There are very few couples who agree on every issue that arises, so being able to have an effective relationship relies on four things – discussion, compromise, negotiation and communication.

Being able to effectively communicate with your partner may not be a result of the relationship itself but rather the individual person finding it hard to communicate. Counselling can assist you in finding healthy ways to communicate your needs to your partner.

Connecting Emotionally and Intimately

Sometimes issues within couples can come down to emotion and intimacy. The “honeymoon period” eventually wears off every relationship, and combined with how hectic life can be, we soon start to lose our emotional and intimate connections with our partners.

Unfortunately, this means that one partner is often left feeling the loss of emotion and intimacy more than the other, and without those communication skills, it is hard to convey what we need from the relationship.

Our counsellors can help you through a period of discord, and gain an understanding of where each person in the relationship is sitting. We can help you understand how each other works and how to carve out time for yourself as well as for your loved one.

Meeting Expectations

Everyone has expectations when they enter a relationship, whether it is to have someone support them through their career or the expectation of keeping commitments to starting a family. Commitment is hard and is one area many couples feel they need to work on.

Shyne Wellness can help you with working through the type of commitment you require from your partner to make your relationship work, including:

  • Commitment to the relationship
  • Commitment to starting and raising a family
  • Commitment to providing support for a particular career path
  • Commitment to supporting each other

Are You Being Heard?

One of the hardest parts of a relationship is feeling that your needs are being heard. If you need help getting your partner to understand your needs, couples counselling is a good first step.

The friendly and professional team at Shyne Wellness can help you learn how to communicate and connect, as well as how to understand your partner’s needs as well as your own.

Are you struggling with your relationship issues? It’s time to seek counselling and improve your relationship. Located in Brighton, Victoria, Shyne Wellness can help with couples counselling, family relationship issues, marriage counselling sessions, couples therapy and a range of other relationship counselling services. Contact us today. Australia-Wide sessions available via Telehealth appointments.