Couple Counselling Blog

Avoiding Relationship Stress this Holiday Season

by Relationship Counselling Sydney

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many couples find this time of year particularly stressful. A recent Facebook study reported that most breakups occur two weeks before Christmas (1), and accordingly, dating site activity begins to spike from Christmas Day. So why at a time when we are supposed to be relaxing and enjoying ourselves […]

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The personal expectations associated with Valentine’s Day can put a lot of additional pressure on couples who are already struggling with their relationship. Instead of dreading the 14th, why not use it as an opportunity to make some positive changes and get your relationship back on track. Most of us maintain our dental and physical […]

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Emotionally Focused Therapy

by Relationship Counselling Sydney

For our final blog entry in the series on couples counselling approaches we’ll be examining Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT). This type of therapy is based on theories of adult attachment and bonding. It aims to increase security, closeness and connection in intimate relationships. History Developed in Canada during the 1980’s by Psychologist Dr. Sue […]

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Family Systems Therapy

by Relationship Counselling Sydney

Families are complex, dynamic, interdependent systems. Each member cannot be fully understood in isolation because the family is an interconnected emotional unit. This is the underlying premise behind Family Systems Therapy. In this blog entry we will continue to explore the different types of methodologies used by relationship counsellors, by focusing on Family Systems Therapy. […]

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The Gottman Approach

by Relationship Counselling Sydney

Not all practitioners use the same methods in their approach to therapy. When choosing a couples counsellor, it can be useful to understand the different types of methods that exist. All approaches can be effective, however, one may be more appealing or more suitable for you and your partner, depending on your situation. With that […]

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