Are you a Phubber (Phubbing = partner phone snubbing)? counselling

Are you a Phubber (Phubbing = partner phone snubbing)?

June 7, 2017

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With the rise of smart phones and social media, phubbing is now rife throughout the world. You don’t need to travel far to see it in action; at your local restaurant, in the car next to yours on the highway, at a friend’s birthday BBQ, or even simply walking down the. Read more

How Do I Know If I’m With a Narcissist?

February 24, 2017

How do I know if I'm with a Narcissist

An integral part of a healthy relationship is a sense of equality and consideration and empathy for each other. In fact no relationship can feel rewarding and supportive if either partner is mostly self-absorbed. It was once joked that “a Narcissist is someone who after taking the trash out gives the. Read more

Why do we Allow Ourselves to be Controlled?

February 24, 2017

Here are some of the reasons why we may have allowed this type of controlling behaviour to have slipped in to our relationship.   We assume that there is good will, that our partner really does want to understand us, and when he or she doesn’t, it is because we haven’t. Read more

Are You Living With a Steamroller?

February 10, 2017

Why do some people become controlling? In order to be our unique and real self, we need access to 4 internal parts of us. They are: 1. Our feelings 2. Our sensations, like hearing, touch, sight and movement, and our preferences. 3. Our intuition 4. Our thinking The first 3 of. Read more

Are You Living With a Steamroller?

February 3, 2017

Why do some people become controlling? In order to be our unique and real self, we need access to 4 internal parts of us. They are: 1. Our feelings 2. Our sensations, like hearing, touch, sight and movement, and our preferences. 3. Our intuition 4. Our thinking The first 3 of. Read more

Is Your Pursuit of Success Sabotaging Your Relationships That Matter Most?

September 28, 2016

Mark rang my office wanting an urgent appointment. He could not hide his devastation. He was absolutely stunned. His wife, Christine, of 12 years, had just dropped the bombshell that morning that she had had enough, and was leaving. He was beside himself. How had it got so bad? He could. Read more

Grieving When Your Relationship Ends: The 3 Important Phases

February 2, 2016

Whether you are the one who has made the decision to end your relationship, or are the one on the receiving end of your partner telling you they no longer want to be with you, the ending of a relationship really hurts. If you are the one who has come to. Read more

Ending Your Relationship With Respect and Even a Little Kindness

January 20, 2016

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Every couple starts their relationship with great love, and great hopes and dreams of a happy future together, so if at some point down the track things come to an end, your heartbreak can feel like some of the most excruciatingly painful experiences of your life. Being rejected hurts, in much. Read more

How Full is Your Emotional Bank Account?

June 2, 2015

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Uncle Barry and Aunt June have been married for over 20 years. When they’re out having dinner they never run out of things to talk about. They sit very closely together and there’s a lot of affectionate touching between the two of them. Uncle Barry teases Aunt June about her neatness,. Read more

The futile and fatal search for control

February 19, 2015

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  Sandra was furious. She had caught Tom checking her phone message once again. “ I just did it to reassure myself – its no big deal” Tom replied defensively. Is it a big deal? In relationships the tendency or temptation to control is one of the most toxic forces that. Read more

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