Relationship Counselling & Marriage Counselling Perth

Relationship Counselling Perth

Ardross, Mandurah, Leeming, Perth CBD, West Leederville, Midland, Mount Lawley, Heathridge, North Perth, Subiaco, Nedlands, - see below for details

Our relationships form the basis of our lives, and the most important relationship of all is the one we have with our partner.

Often when our marriage or relationship is going well, life goes well. But when our relationship isn’t going well, it can feel as though a dark cloud looms over everything else.

When you’re having difficulties in your relationship, it makes life hard. It effects every facet; children, finances, living arrangements, work, health and even your sleep.

Unhappy relationships don’t just occur suddenly, they happen slowly over time, often without either person being aware of just how bad it’s become. The marriage or partnership turns stale, uninspiring, or worse, destructive.

While it’s true that some couples end up descending the downward spiral, for others, things actually get better with time. This kind of relationship is available to you.

At The Hart Centre, we’re psychologists passionate about helping create great relationships.

We’re proud to have helped over 10,000 couples in the past 15 years.

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • You’re struggling to feel happy or fulfilled in your relationship
  • You love your partner but you just can’t see a way forward with them
  • Your partner has said they’re ready to leave
  • You’re trying to overcome a betrayal, infidelity or tragedy
  • You’re fighting all the time
  • You’re trying to decide whether to stay or go
  • You need support to figure out what is best for you
  • You want strategies and tools to communicate better
  • You want the spark you had at the very beginning back (butterflies and all)

We understand the struggles and pitfalls of unhealthy relationships, and the essential elements of happy relationships. So, if you’re ready to seek help with yours, we’re here to support you.

 

About us

The Hart Centre is Australia’s leading group of highly regarded relationship psychologists. We specialise in high quality relationship counselling, marriage counselling and sex therapy in Perth, with affordable rates.

We have hand-picked our Perth & Mandurah team, Valda, Maria, Charley, Wendy, David, Kathrine,  Deborah, Mary-Anne and Joanna because of their compassionate nature, their knowledge, their passion and their experience in relationship and marriage counselling.

We have also been featured as Relationship Experts in ABC radio, Domain.com.au, Body and Soul, News.com.au, SelfGrowth.com, Australian Women’s Weekly, Essential Kids, Kidspot, The Courier Mail and more.

 

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What is our counselling success rate?

While every couple’e situation is unique, our clients feedback is that 90 – 95 % of our couples report that they have found our counselling helpful.

Couples Counselling and Marriage counselling sessions are 50 mins
Cost: $170  ($185 for after hours sessions or for all sessions at CBD locations)

As we are all Psychologists, you may be eligible for Medicare & Private Health Insurance Rebates. Please ask our receptionists for further information.

Phone 1300 830 552 and our friendly receptionists will help you.

How do I choose the best psychologist to help?

Who you choose to help you with your relationship is important. When you’re making the decision, keep in mind that couples counselling is a very specialised field of counselling.

At The Hart Centre, we ensure that all of our specialist relationship psychologists take part in both our Initial training as well as our annual In-House conferences where we bring in world experts in the relationship and marriage field.

For you to get the best results from counselling as possible, there needs to be a combination of two elements. Firstly, the psychologist needs to be experienced and knowledgeable in the relevant field; and secondly, a good ‘therapeutic relationship’ should be developed. This means that you and your partner trust the psychologist, feel understood and supported by them.

To help you make this decision, we include in-depth profiles and photos of each psychologist, so you can get a good idea of the psychologist you would be seeing, before booking in.

The Hart approach to Couples Counselling 

We pride ourselves in taking a very positive approach to our relationship counselling.

We feel it is important to take time to really understand the problems and perspectives of each of you, and at the same time, we find that most couples are looking to find a positive action plan and way through their problems to make changes which have a positive impact and a real sense of hope for their relationship.

View our VIDEO on what to expect from our Counselling. or read about frequently asked questions about our relationship and marriage counselling process

If you need more information, please read more about our approach to counselling in our relationship counselling sessions.

Some of our clinics also provide after hours and Saturday sessions for your convenience.

When relationship problems arise

No-on goes into a relationship planning on having problems, but when they start to go wrong, it can really impact the whole of our lives.

Many of us weren’t given a great role model for healthy relationships and this topic is not taught in schools, so most of us are trying to do our best with limited know- how on how to make our relationship better.

Most couples feel, when their relationship is struggling, that they can’t feel much of the love any more, and the connection they onced loved and valued so much, has wained. Others can feel that they have somehow lost themselves in their relationship, and don’t know who they are anymore.

And you can fall into the trap of pushing each others buttons, and not communicating in loving and effective ways,  creating a negative cycle that is very difficult to extricate yourself from.

Relationship problems usually move through a number of Stages as they progress. You can find out what stage your relationship is at

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Because our team are all Psychologists specializing in relationships, we can help you with any of the kind of problems in the relationship sphere.

Here are some examples:

  • Infidelity and Affairs
  • Controlling and abusive behaviour
  • Lack of equality between you both
  • Loss of  intimacy
  • Reduced and problem communication
  • A feeling that you’ve lost the love
  • Relationship taken for grantedness
  • Any kind of Sexual problems
  • Problems that you may have brought from your childhood
  • Any problems with parenting your children
  • Difficulties with parenting Step children
  • Any kind of family problems
  • Anger management issues of any kind
  • Problems with over use of pornography
  • Pre-marriage programs  to prepare you well for marriage
  • Issues with Narcissist tendencies in either or both partners

If you need any advise on any relationship or sexual problems you may have visit our Relationship and Sex Advice page where you can search for any topic.

When neither of you are listening

Most couples find over time that their communication slips and becomes a problem. Most people want to speak and be really listened to, but when you are having relationship problems, most people complain that they feel their partner is not listening.

This, in turn usually means that they, themselves don’t feel inclined to listen to the other either, and so you usually end up with a very frustating lose-lose situation where both talk and no-one listens.

So learning how to express your honest thoughts and feelings in a way that your partner does truly listen is a crucial skill to learn if you want to be in a happy and fulfilling relationship. We can show you how that is done in simple ways .

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For the latest shortup- to- date articles on relationships, relationship problems and relationship counselling, please also check out our relationship counselling blog.

How to book an appointment

To enquire or book a session with us, please phone 1300 830 552 and our friendly receptionists will help you.

If you’d prefer to search our psychologists in Perth, please click on the location below that is most suitable, or use our Find Our Psychologist search tool above.

If you’d like help choosing the best psychologist for you, our friendly receptionists will be happy to assist. Simply phone us on 1300 830 552.

Couples Counselling and Marriage counselling sessions are 50 mins
Cost: $170  ($185 for after hours sessions or for all sessions at CBD locations)

Private Health Insurance Rebates apply, and Medicare Rebates may apply.
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Here are our offices for couples and marriage counselling in Perth & Mandurah:

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