Why seek relationship counselling?

Research suggests that a significant majority of people seeking treatment for emotional distress and counselling are struggling with relationship difficulties.

Relationship conflict and distress can have a huge impact on our wellbeing and capacity to cope and as such, addressing relationship concerns can be an incredibly powerful way of alleviating emotional concerns and life stresses. Joint sessions with significant others (be they a partner or a family member) can be transformation in their capacity to help us better understand our own patterns of communication and relating, as well as lifting a lid on some of our underlying anxieties, but also our unrecognised needs and strengths.

I have trained across several models of relationship counselling including Gottman, EFT (emotionally-focussed therapy) and psychodynamic models and tend to tailor an integrative approach to each couple.

What relationship problems can counselling help with?

Common issues people bring to relationship counselling are:
  • Everyday conflict and communication problems
  • Where there is mental or physical illness or disability impacting one or both of the partners
  • Disagreements over parenting
  • Financial stress and different financial goals or beliefs
  • Where there has been betrayal or significant rupture to the relationship
  • Major life decisions such as marriage, buying of a home, life changes, pending separation
  • To enhance an already stable relationship and optimise personal development

Book your relationship counselling now

I offer relationship counselling – sometimes also known as couples counselling or marriage counselling – to individuals, couples and families, in person in Brisbane, Australia as well as online.

To book an online or in-person appointment with Dr. Emma Harley, please get in touch via our contact page.