Relationship Counselling Psychologist
Relationship Counselling with a Psychologist
There are many reasons that a relationship is faltering and at risk of falling apart. It does not always “take two to tango.” A relationship can be changed when one partner is struggling with their life, has an addition or develops depression or an anxiety disorder. In these circumstances, seeing a psychologist trained to identify and treat these disorders is the right therapist to see. Often participation in relationship counselling with a psychologist will help you to become aware of the problems and/or of a new way to approach and solve the issues. Every relationship has it’s challenges, commitment to relationship counselling with a psychologists can help to see a couple through a challenging time. Or it is possible that an evaluation of the relationship may mean that you need help to part with dignity.
The problems that challenge the commitment and connection felt by the individuals in a relationship can be:
- There is a lack of skill in communication and expression of affection
- One or both partners are non assertive resulting in a large burden of unsolved problems and resentment.
- One partner has been unfaithful and the couple is struggling with issues of trust
- There is a lack of respect which erodes feelings of love and affection.
- Unresolved conflict about issues like parenting, money and family. Many couples have a lot of conflict in there relationship, but because they have the skills to resolve it, their relationship can still be happy and committed.
- Outside pressure have resulted in a lack of fun, communication between the partners and the relationship building has become low priority.
- The couples have avoided difficult conversations, resulting in a loss of feeling in the relationship.
- There is abuse, physical or mental in the relationship.
- Addiction Problems
Relationship counselling can help you to identify the problems in your relationship, and your psychologist can guide you into using the strategies that you can take that lead to improved relationships.
Sometimes if one or both parties is certain that a relationship should end, counselling can help them to part with dignity. Often the couple still has to maintain good communication to negotiate parenting and financial issues. Counselling can ease the transition to a new life after the relationship has ended.
At Rose Park Psychology, the psychologists who do relationship counselling are Tina Charles and Jill Wiltshire. They are likely to take a Gottman approach.
Medicare and Relationship Counselling with a psychologist.
It is really up to your GP to decide if it is appropriate to issue a mental health care plan that will allow you to access Medicare. Your partner should also get a plan as he or she will not be able to attend individually under your plan. Private health cover rebates however do apply.
Dr McCubbin is a male psychologist who only sees private clients for relationship counselling.
We have a sister practice, Westbourne Park Psychology, at 401 Goodwood Road, Westbourne Park. Margaret Mitchell is available at that location.