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Relationship Therapy

In Wollongong and Online

Move from feeling distant and disconnected to discovering a deeper intimacy and togetherness.

Do you find yourself wondering if it's possible to reignite the passion and intimacy that once brought you together?

Maybe a significant argument has left you both questioning the foundation of your relationship, or perhaps the stress of parenting during challenging times is taking its toll on your connection. You may be finding it hard to enjoy the things that once brought you joy together, or simply feeling overwhelmed by sadness or disconnect. Perhaps you’re questioning if you and your partner are truly meant to be.

The strain in your relationship can start to manifest in various aspects of both your personal and shared lives, including:

  • Avoiding conversations to dodge conflicts, leading to silence over dinner.
  • Feeling isolated, even when you’re physically together.
  • Missing the warmth and affection that used to define your relationship.

The conflicts and disconnect you’re experiencing go beyond simple disagreements; they signal deeper rifts in the bond you share, influencing your capacity to give and receive love freely. Acknowledging these signs is the crucial first step on the path to mending what’s been strained or broken, allowing you both to heal and rediscover the joy and closeness that once defined your partnership.

Relationship Therapy can help.

It may feel impossible now, but you can start living, not just surviving. You can enjoy present moments without being haunted by the past. You can embrace relationships without fear of being hurt. And I can help you get there.

Trauma therapy helps you do 3 things:

  • Identify and confront traumatic memories without reliving the pain, making it possible to move past events that have been holding you back.
  • Reduce the power of traumatic memories, transforming how they impact your life, so you no longer feel overwhelmed by them.
  • Develop emotional resilience to face life’s challenges, so you can engage with the world around you from a place of strength, not fear.

I’m here to support you through each phase, adapting our sessions to fit your personal healing journey. My approach to trauma therapy is built on hope and healing, focusing on the belief that recovery is not only possible but within your reach.

Feeling disconnected and the burden of unresolved conflicts don’t have to be your story.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Our sessions are a blend of conversation, practical exercises, and sometimes, a bit of homework. It’s not just about talking; it’s about doing and experiencing change together. We might use role-playing exercises to understand each other’s perspectives, communication exercises to improve how you talk and listen to each other, or reflection activities that you can do both within and outside of sessions. I aim to create a safe, supportive, and interactive environment where both partners feel heard and valued.

A: The journey of therapy varies for every couple. Some see significant improvements in a few months, while others may need a bit longer to work through deeper issues. It really depends on the specifics of your relationship, the challenges you’re facing, and how you both engage with the therapy process. My goal is to support you for as long as it takes to make those meaningful changes that bring you closer to the relationship you desire.

A: Relationship Therapy is ideal for couples who are committed to working on their relationship and are open to exploring their patterns, behaviors, and emotions. If you’re experiencing communication breakdowns, feeling disconnected, or facing a specific challenge like infidelity, therapy can offer a path to healing and reconnection. My expertise in relationship dynamics, communication strategies, and emotional bonding can guide you through these challenges. While no therapy comes with guarantees, your willingness to engage in the process is a crucial step towards improvement.

A: Getting started is simple. You can reach out via phone, email, or through my website to schedule an initial consultation. This first conversation is a chance for us to get to know each other, discuss what brings you to therapy, and how I can help. I’ll answer any questions you have and we’ll talk about what you hope to achieve. From there, we’ll schedule our first session and begin the journey towards a stronger, more connected relationship.